Bayonetta Switch physical edition delayed in UK and Europe

The physical edition of Bayonetta on Switch will now be released “in the first half of October” in the UK, exclusively on My Nintendo Store.

The game was originally supposed to release today, but this news was tweeted by Nintendo UK and its European counterparts.

“We are now aiming to release the physical edition of Bayonetta in the first half of October, exclusively on My Nintendo Store,” it reads. “Please stay tuned for more information. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

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To clarify, this is the physical edition of the first Bayonetta game, which was originally released on Switch as a digital download alongside Bayonetta 2.

Bayonetta 3 is still scheduled to release globally on October 28th.

This news was met with fan reviews.

As one tweet points out, the physical version is not available for pre-order on the My Nintendo Store, so stock requirements are unknown. Others would prefer the choice of other retailers.

The news follows disappointment over the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Its Collector’s Edition was delayed until after the game’s release due to “unforeseen logistical challenges”.

Pre-orders of Collector’s Edition content, without the game, have been scheduled to open in September but it still hasn’t happened.

The Switch Nintendo 64 controller also remains out of stock.

We contacted Nintendo to find out more.