When Bayonetta 3’s first gameplay trailer hit final 12 months, 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 wished 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, this 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 identify is Cereza, was born the kid of an Umbra Witch and a Lumen Sage. For the reason that light-worshipping Sages had been rivals to the darkness-wielding witches, this was considered as a forbidden union. Cereza’s mom, Rosa, was imprisoned because of this. 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 guide the coven into battle, and she or he chooses to duel Cereza as a closing check 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 struggle. 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 along with her reminiscence wiped, together with her true identify, 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 resulting from Bayonetta’s amnesia and younger Cereza believing grownup Bayo is their mom, as a result of 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 cause for doing this (it is so much), however the sport concludes with little one 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, positive aspects the boldness to struggle again throughout 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 large components at play right here (such because the Left Eye of Darkness), however that is the primary gist of the story.
Now, all of that has led followers to take a position that the witch we’re taking part in 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 this can be a grown-up model of Cereza,” says Miyata. “Since this sport includes the multiverse idea, she may very well be Bayonetta from an alternate universe who occurs to look identical to Cereza, or it may very well be the grown-up Cereza. I’d like to depart this as much as gamers’ imaginations as they benefit from the sport.”
So there you could have it. Whereas it might not be a concrete reply, the truth that Miyata didn’t shut this rumor down outright means followers who consider in it might probably maintain the hope alive. Or, on the very least, we’re nonetheless taking part in because the Bayonetta we all know and love, and Miyata doesn’t wish to rain on gamers’ parades. It is enjoyable to see Platinum formally acknowledge this concept, if nothing else.
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