Bayonetta 4 casually announced by Hideki Kamiya

Posted on November 22, 2022

Mere weeks after the release of Bayonetta 3, series creator Hideki Kamiya has casually announced that a fourth game is in the works. Confirming the announcement via Twitter, he also acknowledged that it is an unexpected development following how the third game ended, and that Bayonetta 3’s somewhat controversial ending may not have been conveyed “correctly” to fans.

I didn’t think it was unexpected at all, but it seems that the ending of Bayo 3 wasn’t conveyed correctly to everyone, so I think Bayo 4 will be an unexpected development for everyone,” Kamiya said in a Twitter post translated by Eurogamer. “After all, when Bayo 4 comes out, I’m sure there will be people who say, ‘You added that as an afterthought’, so I’ll say it now.


If you want to know why the sudden announcement of a direct sequel to Bayonetta 3 is so surprising, well, you’ll just have to play it. Rest assured, it is certainly a surprising confirmation so soon after the release of the last one. This is particularly considering the lengthy gap between the original release of Bayonetta 2 and the third game just last month. Following the various controversies regarding Helena Taylor’s acrimonious departure from Platinum Games, it is safe to assume that Jennifer Hale is sticking around as the voice of Bayonetta for any future instalments.
There are many directions that Bayonetta 4 could potentially go. Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games seemingly have many future plans for the franchise. We will have to wait and see what they look like when more details are revealed.