Nintendo and Platinum Games have released a new overview trailer for Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, which is out for Nintendo Switch today. The trailer gives you an idea of what you can expect from this quirky Bayonetta spinoff, so it’s perfect if you’re on the fence and haven’t decided whether to take the plunge or not yet.
The trailer sets up the game’s story, in which apprentice Cereza enters a forest to save her imprisoned mother. She’s carrying her stuffed toy, Cheshire, but as she explores the forest, she accidentally summons a real-life demon, which becomes imprisoned in her stuffed toy. Cereza and Cheshire must set aside their differences to save Cereza’s mother and find a way for Cheshire to return home.
as you play Bayonetta Origins, you’ll switch between two main modes of exploration: Unleashed Mode and Hug Mode. In the former, you’ll control Cereza and Cheshire with the left and right Joy-Cons, while in the latter, Cereza will carry Cheshire around as a stuffed toy. You’ll need to use both modes in order to solve Bayonetta Origins‘many puzzles.
When it comes to combat, Cereza can’t actually attack enemies herself. Instead, she’ll use her magic to bind enemies, which Cheshire can then attack. You can also use Cheshire’s elemental powers, which you’ll also need for puzzles and exploration, in order to deal damage to specific types of enemies. When Cheshire’s magic runs low, switch to Hug Mode to recover his powers. Of course, both Cereza and Cheshire can also learn new skills in battle via a skill tree.
While exploring the forest, you will also come across strange dimensions known as “Tír na nÓg”. These areas will require Cereza and Cheshire to work together to the best of their abilities to get to the other side, and they’ll contain particularly devious puzzles and traps to circumvent. If you beat them, you’ll unlock new forest areas and other rewards besides.
Don’t worry if any area of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon threatens to become too hard for you. Various difficulty options will be available to help you tailor your adventure; you can change how much damage enemies deal, or what button inputs you need to press in order to use certain skills. Rest assured that you’ll be able to change the difficulty of the game to suit you.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is available right now for Nintendo Switch. A demo can also be downloaded if you want to give the game a try before you commit to buying it.