There’s a Bayonetta Origins demo hidden in Bayonetta 3

Take a peek into the past and flick through the pages of Cereza's story with the free Bayonetta Origins demo, available to all Bayonetta 3 players

Bayonetta Origins demo - Cereza dancing with a menacing face smiling behind her

If you’re hoping to uncover the secrets of the Witch with No Memories, then we bet you’re as pumped as we are to find out that Nintendo has hidden a playable Bayonetta Origins demo in Bayonetta 3. Ever since we caught our first glimpse of the trailer during The Game Awards 2022, we’ve all been enchanted by the idea that we’ll soon be able to dive into the stunning world of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.

This gorgeous, illustrative action adventure game invites you to take a peek into the past, challenging enemies and picking apart puzzles as you unravel the tale of Cereza’s journey into the forbidden Avalon Forest, long before she became the Bayonetta we know today. While the Bayonetta Origins release date isn’t too far off, we’re sure many of you are itching for a witching time and can’t wait to lose yourself in those cell-shaded, storybook pages of the past.

Luckily, Nintendo has revealed a real treat for Bayonetta fans everywhere. In a recent Tweet, Nintendo of Europe highlights that there is a playable Bayonetta Origins Teaser in Bayonetta 3, giving you a taste of what’s to come months in advance.

If you own a copy of Bayonetta 3 on Nintendo Switch and want to try out the new Bayonetta Origins teaser today, follow these simple steps.

  • Ensure you’ve installed the latest software update for Bayonetta 3 on your Nintendo Switch
  • Progress through the game until you have access to ‘The Gates of Hell’ shop
  • Purchase the Old Picture Book to unlock the playable teaser
  • Access the Bayonetta Origins demo from the chapter select screen
  • Enjoy a tantalising taste of what’s to come! Or, we suppose, what has been…

If you’ve not picked up Bayonetta 3 and this isn’t enough to convince you, then be sure to check out our Bayonetta 3 review. We’ve also got lists of the best Switch adventure games and the best Switch RPGs to keep you busy in the meantime.