30 'hidden' references in Bayonetta

2010's hottest action game wears its shout-outs on its sleeve. How many have you spotted?

Of course, videogames aren’t the only source for Bayonetta’s borrowed one-liners. There’s also this one, which she lets slip in Chapter X:

This, of course, comes from a certain snake-phobic archaeologist in a certain film about lost arks.

More perplexing is this line, which pops up in Chapter VI:

Who knew there were Kevin Smith/90-minute-gay-joke fans at Platinum Games?

Finally, there’s our favorite taunt, which you can activate by holding down the button:

Above: ‘I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more dead angels!’

Apparently it comes from some obscure sketch-comedy show on which this guy talked about farm animals or something:

Here, you won’t get the full effect unless you watch them all:


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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