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The Unabashed And Stylish Bayonetta Is Now Available On Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

PlatinumGames' breakout success Bayonetta is now available via the Xbox One's backwards compatibility service, Microsoft's own Larry Hryb has announced via Twitter.


PlatinumGames’ breakout success Bayonetta is now available via the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility service, Microsoft’s own Larry Hryb has announced via Twitter.

Released back in 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the critically acclaimed action game immediately brought the then relatively small Platinum to mainstream attention, its success ultimately leading to a sequel – Bayonetta 2 – being released in 2014 exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii U.

Joining Bayonetta in the ever-growing list of backwards compatible games are de Blob 2, Arkanoid Live, QIX++ and Of Orcs and Men, although that last one isn’t being made available in all regions, possibly for licensing reasons.

As is the case for all titles that join the service, if you already own any of them on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to automatically download them to your Xbox One at no extra cost either through the console directly or via Xbox.com.

The current number of games available via Xbox One backwards compatibility currently stands at around 230, and it doesn’t look like Microsoft has any intention of slowing down, at least for the foreseeable future.

In related news, GameSpot reports that Amazon and Square Enix are teaming up to offer a special promotion on selected purchases. Purchasing any applicable Square Enix-published games via the online retailer will net you a free backwards compatible game. That’s a pretty good bargain if you ask us.

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