Xbox 360 Bayonetta Theme Pokes Fun At Virtua Fighter

By Spencer . November 27, 2009 . 2:22am


No, Bayonetta isn’t in Virtua Fighter. The what if screenshot is from a premium Xbox 360 theme. Gotta appreciate all of the little details like changing “insert credit” to “insert halo” and switching “round” to “verse”. If you have spare Microsoft Points registered to a Japanese account you can download the Bayonetta theme for 240 MSP ($3).


There seems to be another nostalgic Sega reference, but I can’t put a finger on this one. Anyone get it?


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  • substrata

    The second one is derived from Sega’s 1987 coin-op SDI. Kind of extremely weird why they would reference such an obscure IP of theirs.

    • Chow

      I’m not sure if this is just the home console name of SDI, but that other game looks an awful lot like this Master System game I (still) have called Global Defense, though it’s not as cartoony as the screenshot and more bland satellite shooting missles.

      Yes, it appears SDI and Global Defense are the same game. I remember playing it when I was young and it took me quite a while to figure out that only the targets in the reticule would get destroyed, which made the first boss really hard to figure out as I simply targeted the lower corner while I stayed in the other.

  • Aoshi00

    It’s up on the US marketplace for the same amount (240 MS points) as well. I considered getting the premium theme at first. But after sampling it on youtube I decided I don’t like it, the old school game references are cute but I wish they would’ve used better Bayonetta illustrations.. I’m not too crazy about the coffin on the main page, kind of bleak and doesn’t really spice things up or make things more “colorful”.

  • The shoulder is cool homage to Virtua Fighter’s Akira, so this is just plain fun! It’s one of the Technique’s you can purchase at the store in-game and I believe she will even make his Japanese comment on occasion when using it. I was thinking of compiling a huge “Easter Egg” Bayonetta list if anyone’s interested. =)

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