PlatinumGames recently revealed a surprise prequel for the Bayonetta series: Cereza and the Lost Demon. Starring a young Cereza as our protagonist, she vows to save her mother in the depths of a magical forest. Hideki Kamiya has offered a message to fans both new and returning to try this new, very distinct instalment.
Kamiya admits that new fans may be “intimidated by the word Bayonetta“. After all, it is indexical of the action-packed, brutal hack ‘n’ slash series we know and love. This game features a totally different art style, gameplay and direction. It’s clear that the developers wish to bring in new players. Kamiya also urges players to approach the game with an “open mind” in order to get the best experience out of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
From the recent trailer, it’s clear to see just how different it is. Featuring two protagonists, Cereza and Cheshire, as well as intertwining a fairytale adventure with a cutesy style, it’s nothing like we’ve ever seen from this series before. Is this perhaps a new spin-off series, or a one-off prequel? Either way, fans are getting excited. You can already play a snippet of this game at the very end of Bayonetta 3, assuming you’ve completed the unlock requirements first.
Keep an eye out for Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, releasing on March 17th 2023.
SOURCE: PlatinumGames Official Website