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Bayonetta and four more Xbox 360 games added to Xbox One backwards compatibility list

Microsoft has added five more Xbox 360 games that can now be played on the Xbox One via its backwards compatibility feature. They include Bayonetta, the cult classic action game from Sega.

The new additions were listed on the Major Nelson website. Here's a quick description of Bayonetta, which launched in 2009:

From the creative geniuses behind Devil May Cry and Resident Evil comes Bayonetta, a game of 100% pure, unadulterated, climatic action. With powers far beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, our heroine Bayonetta fights countless enemies, evil forces and giant foes in brutal yet graceful ways.

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The other games include Arkanoid Live, the 2010 puzzle block game from Taito

Destroy every block on screen by bouncing an Energy Ball against them with your Vaus!

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Also on the list is de Blob 2, the odd platformer game from the now defunct THQ:

Blob's origins are mysterious, but he rolled up at the right place and the right time to be the hero that the Color Underground was looking for. Music surrounds him and color energy flows through him; with his touch Blob can literally make the world a better place. Blob represents individuality and determination. Blob is good hearted but lazy. He is often late, but he always comes through.

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There's also QIX++, a remade of Taito's classic arcade game QIX that was first released for the Xbox 360 in 2009:

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Finally, the fantasy RPG of Orcs and Men from Focus Interactive has been added to the list. Be aware that this game is not available in all of the console's markets:

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  • Nice! I though that Bayonetta wasn't available outside the PS. I'll check it out when Scorpio comes out and the Windows gaming ecosystem merges.
  • Bayonetta 2, published by Nintendo, was for Wii U only. Bayonetta was for PS3/360 by Sega, and Nintendo for Wii. Sucks because the first was excellent.
  • The original Bayonetta was available for 360 also, along with PS3. And surprize surprize, it actually ran better on 360 than PS3. PS3 version had awful framerate which made the game unplayable at some points.
  • Bayonetta! Finally. Now, if we could only get a re-mastered version of the sequel.
  • my Bayonetta !!!!
  • I'm surprised MS don't offer BC games at a decent sized discount for a couple of weeks after they become compatible. Would drive a few purchases.
  • Two of their BC games the free games each month are now always BC.  However, all the discounts are always up to the devs, so it isn't their call.
  • love arcade games.   beware though, qix++, is not like the original.   arkanoid live is though.   just got both of these for the 360 recently.   later -1
  • Bayonetta!!!!!!!!!
    Oh boy, this is looking really good!! Now bring Soul Calibur 4 and 5 so I can retire my 360 and focus on my Xone exclusively :-)
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  • DeBlob 2 is actually a great family game, sadly such things are rarely made any more these days for consoles as lego + minecraft has sucked all the oxygen out of the market.
  • It is too bad that the only platform with lots of family-friendly games would be Nintendo platforms.
  • I had wished and now I am wishing again that it may come to PC. It's kind of hopeless though... :( Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • THQ is defunct? Since when?
  • 2013