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Tycho / on Wed, Jan 13 2010 at 1:59 pm

Bayonetta Contest, AGAIN

(I wanted to get this in front of you again, in case you were a recent convert to the game.  We’ve had a great response so far, but I want to make sure that all of Kiko’s awesome shirts find a good home.) 

I used to love looking in game magazines for those photos people used to send in, pictures of the screen itself or the player in front of the screen, showing off a newly minted high score in the way our primitive forebears might have displayed some horned carcass.  Of course, such images may be altered now: it is a grotesque fact of the modern world that we literally cannot believe our eyes.  We can retain the elegance and beauty of the old ritual, though, by verifying the truth of it via Achievements and Trophies.

The contest is thus: upon defeating Bayonetta in Hard Mode, snap a picture of the screen with or without yourself in the classic Myspace mode.  Send this picture to, along with your Gamertag or PSN ID.  We aren’t going to get up to anything fruity with it:  we’ll be using this to check if you’ve earned “Umbra Elder,” at which point we will send you something awesome.

The first five hundred people to do so will get a shirt that Kiko designed exclusively for this purpose - here are some shots of the front and back.  It is rad, and pulls from design elements on her iconic pistols.  Size Large.  If that is too small for you, we’ve tested it, and it fits perfectly on lynxes or other mountain cats.  You know.  If you have one of those.

Distilled, the contest is as follows:

- Open Only To Those In The Continental US
- Defeat Bayonetta On Hard, Earning The “Umbra Elder” Achievement/Trophy
- Entries Must be Sent To
- Entry Must Include Your Gamertag/PSN ID, Photo Of Final Credits, And A Current Address
- First Five Hundred Valid Entries Will Win A Rad Shirt
- The Shirt Is Size Large


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