'Bayonetta' Nintendo Switch Release Date: Developers hint at a portable launch for the Wii U game

'Bayonetta' Nintendo Switch Release Date: Developers hint at a portable launch for the Wii U game
Bayonetta is coming to the Switch?
Source: Platinum Games/Twitter
Bayonetta is coming to the Switch?
Source: Platinum Games/Twitter

E3 2017 didn’t bring a Bayonetta Nintendo Switch release date, like some had hoped. The action game was one of the Wii U’s best titles and it, unlike Mario Kart and the upcoming Splatoon, Bayonetta had yet to make the transition to Switch. Its developer, Platinum Games, hasn’t done much to suggest that Bayonetta could be coming to the Nintendo Switch anytime soon. Until now, that is.

Bayonetta Nintendo Switch release date: Platinum Games hints at new release

Bayonetta on Nintendo Switch is looking very likely, at least based on a recent tweet from Platinum Games. In an official post from the Platinum Games Japan Twitter account, the company tweeted a picture of the titular character with a blue and orange background. The American account corroborated this info. Check out their retweet below:

And here’s the full image:

Bayonetta coming to the Switch?
Source: PlatinumGames/Twitter

If you’re still not seeing the connection, Twitter’s here to help. Note how the colors Platinum Games used in its image match a certain pair of controllers that comes with the Nintendo Switch.

While the Bayonetta games have appeared on places like Steam and Xbox, the game’s makers have a special relationship with Nintendo. The sequel came to Nintendo’s console only. According to Platinum, it wouldn’t have existed without Nintendo.

The Bayonetta Nintendo Switch teaser doesn’t offer a lot of info. So it’s tough to say if the plan is to release remakes of the first two or unveil a brand new title. Either way, it seems Nintendo will be pleased.

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Xavier Harding

Xavier is a tech and gaming writer from New York. Email him at xavier@mic.com.

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