30 'hidden' references in Bayonetta

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

In the interest of pointing out some of the references for those who didn't catch them while playing through Bayonetta (and to reaffirm the observation skills of those of you who did), we combed through the game and came up with 30 distinct nods to past videogame glories and pop-culture giants.

WARNING: Minor spoilers ahead!


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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