Bayonetta 3 is the third game in the bombastic character action series from developer PlatinumGames. Fans of Bayonetta have known that the over-the-top franchise stands out thanks to its fantastically designed combat and the personality of its lead character. Those elements are important because they have also played a role in the narratives of the first two games in the series. Gamers who enjoy hack and slash action games may have wanted to try out the series for a while, especially now thanks to the excitement going into the newest entry. However, they may also be concerned about whether they need to play the first two games in the series before attempting Bayonetta 3.
Do I need to play previous games before Bayonetta 3?
Simply put, we would recommend playing both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 before trying to play Bayonetta 3. All three games can be enjoyed on a fundamental level thanks to the slick action gameplay which is easy to pick up and have a good time with. That said, starting with the third game will make it harder to understand the characters, their relationships with each other, and the world of Bayonetta. Bayonetta herself has quite an involved backstory that relates to her fellow friend Jeanne. Her connections to characters like Rodin, Enzo, and Luka Redgrave are also crucial as all of those characters are returning for the latest entry. Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are both available as a collection on the Nintendo Switch, which means it won’t be too difficult to brush up the franchise in time for Bayonetta 3.