Ever since Nintendo announced Bayonetta 3 as a Switch exclusive with a short teaser trailer, fans have been waiting for more news about the extreme action game. Unfortunately, both Platinum and Nintendo have been largely silent about Bayonetta 3, except for a few months ago, when Nintendo said Bayonetta 3 would release in 2019. However, it seems as though those plans may have changed, and Bayonetta 3's release date could have been pushed back to 2020 or later.
This speculation is based on Nintendo's quarterly financial report, which highlights which Switch games are coming in 2019. Previous versions of this report had Bayonetta 3 pegged for release in 2019 alongside the likes of Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion 3, but now the game is listed as "TBA." The only other Switch game with a "TBA" release date is Metroid Prime 4, which recently restarted development at Retro Studios and isn't expected for quite some time.
While this is far from an official confirmation that Bayonetta 3 has been delayed, it does seem to indicate that the game may be coming later than initially expected. This may be disappointing for those who were looking forward to the game, though it's worth pointing out that Astral Chain, a different Switch-exclusive from Platinum, is still set to launch on 8/30/2019 according to the report.
Perhaps Astral Chain's development and release has something to do with the possible Bayonetta 3 delay. Maybe Nintendo doesn't want to release two titles from Platinum close together, which is why Bayonetta 3 may be dropping its previously planned 2019 release date.
Of course, it's possible that Bayonetta 3 is still on track for a 2019 release, despite what the report says. If so, then it seems likely that Nintendo will showcase Bayonetta 3 as part of its E3 2019 presentation, which would be the first time we've seen something substantial from the game since the initial Bayonetta 3 teaser trailer.
Meanwhile, any Bayonetta 3 fans hoping to learn more about the game should keep an eye out for future Nintendo Direct presentations as well, as it's possible Nintendo will elect to show more of the game then instead of waiting for E3.
Bayonetta 3 is in development for the Nintendo Switch.