PlatinumGames has given Bayonetta another job: English teacher. But a blog post in which the well-coiffed action game star leads some lessons in English-language conversation has caused a stir with fans who are hoping for Bayonetta 3.
As part of the blog post, PlatinumGames uploaded a handful of short clips from Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 to its YouTube channel. These seemed suspicious out of context. To channel subscribers who can’t read Japanese or don’t look at the developer’s website on a regular basis, the sudden onslaught of videos seemed like a sign ... especially since each of the clips includes Bayonetta speaking the (English-language) lines three times.
Random Bayonetta videos that loop three times in a row? Must be an elaborate teaser for Bayonetta 3, fans said on forums and social media.
@Matthewmatosis Vanquish on PC, Bayonetta 3 (possibly) teased, WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!— Mr. Largehands (@mrlargehands) April 24, 2017
platinum games is uploading phrases from bayonetta and it repeats 3 times aND WTF IS THIS HINTING AT BAYONETTA 3??— jordan ♡ (@kittenhime) April 24, 2017
Bayonetta 3 being hinted at? Platinum Games is uploading a bunch of Bayo clips on YouTube, each repeating a catchphrase three times.— Edible (@colonvee) April 24, 2017
What are Platinum teasing on their youtube channel? Clips from Bayonetta 1 and 2 all looping three times. Bayonetta 3 confirmed?— Charles Ali (@Tanuki_Suit) April 24, 2017
Platinum uploaded 5 vids to YT today— Max Coveri (@ElectricSkylab) April 24, 2017
each vid repeats the same scene 3 times
Bayonetta 3 confirmed
Coupled with today’s update to the PC version of Bayonetta, which included a tiny reference to cult favorite PlatinumGames title Vanquish, many were convinced that PlatinumGames was gearing up for some big reveals.
This is all wishful thinking, as there’s no concrete reason to believe that these clips serve any purpose beyond PlatinumGames’ (admittedly random) Bayonetta-led English lesson. But this is an odd development nonetheless. E3 is just two months away, so perhaps we’ll hear something more from PlatinumGames about this by then.