Can you play Bayonetta 3 without having played the previous two? Hideki Kamiya assures that it is possible, but that those who have not played the previous ones will miss interesting details.
Bayonetta 3 will arrive sometime in 2022 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, as Nintendo itself recently confirmed , although it does not yet have an exact release date. Those people who have not yet played the first two games in the saga would do well to take advantage of the time until its release if they want to play the third part when it arrives on the market, or at least that is what Hideki Kamiya recommends, executive director of this project.
In a recent interview published in IGN Japan , the designer of PlatinumGames has assured that this third game in the Bayonetta saga is designed so that anyone can enter it even if they have not played the previous ones, as was the case with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 , but at the same time he believes that those who reach the third installment without having played the previous games may miss out on interesting details .
You can play the third without having tried the previous ones, but it is not recommended
“I would like you to play Bayonetta 3 after you’ve played the previous installments ,” Kamiya begins in the interview, adding, “We wrote the stories of the first and second games so that they can be enjoyed regardless of which one you played for.” started, and there’s no reason to think that you can’t continue and enjoy the story if you start with Bayonetta 3. “
However, those who have played the previous two will be able to better enjoy this third installment, which is why Kamiya strongly recommends it: “But I am convinced that if you have played Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 you will find the third one more interesting . So I hope that you do it to prepare for the third game”, he says before giving the final reason for this recommendation: “If you have not played the first and second games, I think you are going to miss things”.
As we still do not know the release date of Bayonetta 3 on Nintendo Switch, it is a good time to take advantage of Hideki Kamiya’s recommendation and review the first two titles before jumping to the third.