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Bayonetta 3: Nintendo didn’t want her to be more dressed

Bayonetta 3 is one of the big Nintendo Switch exclusives that will be released this second half of 2022. Highly anticipated, the beat’em all is already making a lot of people impatient with the gamer community. The video game does not fail to create controversy either, this time because of its outfit. Many fans protested that their favorite witch was more covered than usual.

The Naive Angel Mode is not unanimous

Bayonetta 3 promises to do better than previous installments in the video game series. The video game will notably bring several improvements and novelties, including the Naive Angel Mode which is debating. This is an option that provides better coverage of Bayonetta’s body. By activating this mode, the outfits of the witch change so as to hide certain parts of her body. A good number of fans did not like it.

The latter did not fail to criticize Nintendo, sometimes in a virulent way. It must be said that for many gamers, Bayonetta is not a simple character who connects beatings. She has always been a real, almost erotic figure with her enticing and sulphurous outfits. It is therefore difficult for them to design it with a much more modest look as the Naive Mode Angel suggests. These criticisms fuse completely ignoring the fact that the mode is optional and can therefore be activated or deactivated.

Nintendo has nothing to do with it

However, it would seem that those who denounce the Naive Mode Angel on Bayonetta 3 have the wrong culprit. Indeed, Nintendo has nothing to do with it. In a press release published on Twitter, the Game Director at Platinium, Hideki Kamiya, explains that the choice comes from the studio and not from Grand N. He even affirms that for this third opus, the Japanese giant gladly wanted Bayonetta to show a little more its body compared to previous opuses. It is therefore Platinium Games that has chosen to offer a more modest alternative, as Hideki Kamiya explains:

“I see a lot of people bringing up Nintendo when it comes to talking about nudity in Bayonetta, but when we were working on the Bayonetta 1, Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 port, the only suggestion we got was for the costume. of Link in Bayonetta 1 and 2, and the fact that he should have been a bit more revealing. There was no bias influencing that aspect of the game, and I think players can enjoy it without worrying about that that he could have been.”

The choice of the studio is perfectly justified. The title being dedicated to the Nintendo Switch, a family video game console, the Naive Angel Mode allows parents to play games with their children without exposing them to inappropriate content. And to avoid the debate, it will suffice to deactivate or activate the mode as desired. As a reminder, Bayonetta 3 will be released on Nintendo’s portable console on October 28th.