Bayonetta Origins Takes a Different Approach to the Series on Purpose

Bayonetta Begins

Bayonetta is a gaming icon. Gamers know her for the guns, the hair, the drip. Perhaps her most striking quality is her liberating and powerful sexuality. A stunning pose or look delivered with every bullet. The thing about Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, is that sexuality might be a bad look for the character.

You can probably tell that Bayonetta Origins is a prequel of sorts. Spoiler alert for a thirteen year old game, Cereza is Bayonetta as a child. She first appears in the first game in a time displacement situation, leaving Bayonetta to be her own maternal figure.

Bayonetta Origins

The Bayonetta trilogy takes a lot of inspiration from the Devil May Cry games, but Bayonetta Origins goes in a very different direction. The art style is more akin to a storybook aesthetic and the gameplay has elements of dungeon crawler action.

Cereza teams up with Cheshire, the Lost Demon. Players will be using the abilities of Cereza and Cheshire’s abilities in tandem as she steps into becoming the Bayonetta we have grown to know.

Director Hideki Kamiya knows that Bayonetta Origins will be a different experience than longtime fans are used to. In a message, he asks that fans open their mind and let their guard down for this game when it comes out.

We had to wait eight years between Bayonetta 2 and 3. Thankfully that won’t be the case for this game. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon will be coming out on March 17th, 2023 exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

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