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Bayonetta is an action game created by Hideki Kamiya. After 500 years of sleep, a witch named Bayonetta awakes and finds herself confronted by enemies. With no recollection of who she is or the reason she is being attacked, Bayonetta must battle her way through the city of Vigrid while her memory returns.

Bayonetta can magically shape her hair into anything and uses it as a weapon to eliminate her enemies. She also has 4 guns at her disposal, two handguns and two attached to her heels. Bayonetta's guns are interchangeable with other weapons that are accessible throughout the game. Weapons can be bought or will be dropped by enemies defeated in battle, weapons bought can be upgraded but weapons dropped by enemies are only temporary.

The game features slow-motion in the form of Witch Time, which is activated with a well-timed dodge during battle. In this mode Bayonetta can counter-attack enemies before they have the chance to react.


  • ベヨネッタ - Japanese spelling
  • 蓓優妮塔 - Traditional Chinese spelling
  • 베요네타 - Korean spelling

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Credits (Xbox 360 version)

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1001 Video Games

Bayonetta appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development team

The development team at Platinum Games Inc. responsible for Bayonetta is called Team Little Angels


Despite only being being published by SEGA, Bayonetta has numerous references to past SEGA games. Magical Sound Shower from OutRun and the theme of After Burner play during a car ride and motorbike chase, respectfully. During the prologue one character talks about a villainous person by the name of Eggman (a la the Eggman of Sonic games, though not the same character) and Bayonetta herself, while stylishly dispatching enemies, repeats several of Ulala's lines from Space Channel 5.

Elsewhere in the game a character rattles off a list of previous girlfriends: Claire, Trish, Sylvia, and "Ammy". These refer to the previous games directed by Hikedi Kamiya: Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2, Trish from Devil May Cry, Sexy Sylvia from Viewtiful Joe, and Amaterasu from Okami.


  • 4Players
    • 2009 – #5 Best Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2010 – Best Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Best Action Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Best Art Design of the Year
    • 2010 – #2 Best Music of the Year
  • Steam Awards
    • 2017 — The 'Soul of Vitruvius' Award — Nominated

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Game added by jj984jj.

Xbox One added by Rik Hideto. Nintendo Switch, Windows, PlayStation 4 added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. Wii U added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Sciere, JudgeDeadd, Patrick Bregger, Starbuck the Third, Lain Crowley, Rik Hideto, FatherJack, Kennyannydenny.

Game added November 27th, 2009. Last modified May 16th, 2023.