When Bayonetta 3’s first gameplay trailer hit final yr, her new braided coiffure caught the eye of followers for its resemblance to the look of Cereza, the little lady who tagged together with gamers within the first sport. Spoiler for Bayonetta 1: Cereza is the kid model of Bayonetta, so maybe our hero merely needed to return to her adolescent roots. Nonetheless, the third sport’s deal with the multiverse has prompted some followers to contemplate a extra tantalizing concept.
First, to offer some context, here is a (comparatively) fast refresher of Bayonetta’s backstory for newcomers or lapsed followers. 5 hundred years previous to the occasions of the primary sport, Bayonetta, whose actual title is Cereza, was born the kid of an Umbra Witch and a Lumen Sage. Because the light-worshipping Sages have been rivals to the darkness-wielding witches, this was seen as a forbidden union. Cereza’s mom, Rosa, was imprisoned consequently. Thus, the witches handled Cereza as an outcast throughout her childhood and initially banned her from studying magic (however she does anyway), although Rosa does her finest to lift Cereza regardless.
A younger Jeanne was the one witch who confirmed any actual kindness to Cereza, befriending her and forming a lifelong bond. Twenty years later, the witch hunts that led to the Umbran order’s destruction started. Jeanne is chosen to steer the coven into battle, and he or she chooses to duel Cereza as a remaining take a look at of her skills (a lot to the Umbran elders’ chagrin). Angels assault the witches throughout this duel, and Rosa is killed. This loss causes Cereza to lose her will to battle. To guard Cereza, Jeanne seals her away on the backside of a lake, sparing Cereza from the Umbran order’s extinction. Centuries later, Cereza awakens within the modern-day together with her reminiscence wiped, together with her true title, which is why she adopts the Bayonetta alias.
Younger Cereza and Bayonetta within the first sport.
Because the story of Bayonetta 1 unfolds, she encounters a toddler model of herself. Neither acknowledges the opposite attributable to Bayonetta’s amnesia and younger Cereza believing grownup Bayo is their mom, because of the resemblance. They tag alongside for a lot of the sport, and it is later revealed that little Cereza was plucked from the previous and introduced to the current by their father and the sport’s villain, Baldur. We’ll skip over Baldur’s purpose for doing this (it is so much), however the sport concludes with baby Cereza being returned to her correct timeline.
Nonetheless, this act creates a brand new parallel universe the place the as soon as lonely and shy Cereza, now having skilled the love and bravado of her older self, good points the arrogance to battle again in the course of the witch hunts. Since she participates within the battle, Jeanne by no means seals her away, and the pair handle to fend off their attackers. There are another huge parts at play right here (such because the Left Eye of Darkness), however that is the principle gist of the story.
Now, all of that has led followers to invest that the witch we’re enjoying as in Bayonetta 3 is that this alternate model of Cereza and never “prime” Bayonetta. So which witch are we getting? After I requested director Yusuke Miyata, he was cagey about giving a solution.
“I can neither affirm nor deny whether or not it is a grown-up model of Cereza,” says Miyata. “Since this sport includes the multiverse idea, she could possibly be Bayonetta from an alternate universe who occurs to look identical to Cereza, or it could possibly be the grown-up Cereza. I’d like to go away this as much as gamers’ imaginations as they benefit from the sport.”
So there you might have it. Whereas it is probably not a concrete reply, the truth that Miyata didn’t shut this rumor down outright means followers who consider in it might preserve the hope alive. Or, on the very least, we’re nonetheless enjoying because the Bayonetta we all know and love, and Miyata doesn’t need to rain on gamers’ parades. It is enjoyable to see Platinum formally acknowledge this concept, if nothing else.
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