SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Andrea Bonaccorso as the winner of the BAYONETTA™ contest on Maxim.com, the digital counterpart to Maxim, the largest young men’s lifestyle magazine in America. The judges were looking for the one woman who best captures the essence, personality, style and appeal of the heroine of PlatinumGames’ upcoming action game and found it in Andrea. While some entrants perfectly mirrored the outfit of the character and others simply donned librarian glasses, Andrea married both elements to come out on top.
As winner of the contest, she is being spotlighted on Maxim.com and will receive an Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, a 50 inch Panasonic TC-P50X1 HDTV Plasma TV and a copy of BAYONETTA for the Xbox 360®.
BAYONETTA is a cinematic, stylized action game from the famed creative mind of renowned game developer, Hideki Kamiya of PlatinumGames. Bayonetta, the game’s protagonist, is a graceful, gun-wielding witch who awakens after being entombed in a coffin at bottom of a lake for 500 years with no memory. As players embark on this quest with Bayonetta, they will begin to unfold the mystery behind her past and her purpose in the game, such as why she fights against angels and other countless fantastic enemies. In combat, Bayonetta uses weapons, magic, acrobatics and her larger-than-life hair to redefine the look and feel of the action genre.
BAYONETTA™ is scheduled for release on January 5th, 2010 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. For game details, visit sega.com/platinumgames/bayonetta/.