Developed by PlatinumGames, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2023. Unlike other Bayonetta games, Cereza and the Lost Demon is a spin-off title that thrusts a much younger version of Bayonetta into the spotlight, before she grows up into the kick arse, sassy Umbra witch we all know her to be.
With numerous characters, some who are well-known and others who are new additions to the world of Bayonetta, we felt it was high-time to showcase a few of them and now is the turn of the only guide we could ever need, Ignis:
Ignis: (Your Guide to Avalon)
A mysterious figure who appears suddenly before Cereza, introducing herself simply as one who knows about “the goings-on in the forest”. She does seem well versed in the ways of Avalon, and tries to provide Cereza what guidance she can.
She seems to have something of a personal vendetta against the faeries, which is likely linked at least partially to her reasons for wanting to help Cereza.
Her true identity is one of the oldest wisps in Avalon. She has undoubtedly been through much to have survived through the treacherous times of Avalon, which has given her a more weathered appearance compared to the other wisps.
She knows of less trodden paths even the faeries have not discovered, and just about every shortcut the forest has to offer. She will gladly impart this wisdom to any travellers who might find it useful.
As a wisp, her frail form does not have the strength to contend with the faeries, but she always will lend a helping hand to those lost in the forest, and shows an especially keen interest in any young witches she may come across.
She is always calm and focused, never letting the faeries intimidate or get the best of her. Because of this many of the wisps think she must have been someone of considerable power in her previous life.
Long ago, a small band of thieves on a quest for power invaded Avalon, searching for the faerie kingdom’s hidden treasures. A young witch of promising potential was sent to the forest to circumvent them, but legend says that ultimately neither her nor the thieves ever made it back out of the forest.
Since that day, a powerful barrier was cast around the forest, allowing only those of pure heart to enter. The event served as a catalyst that would have many clamour for better relations between faeries and humans, which is likely to have enabled the first human queen in faerie kingdom history.
There are rumours the witch from that time is still alive somewhere in the forest, yet what connection this may have with Ignis, if any, is unproven.