1001 Video GamesBayonetta appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Development teamThe development team at Platinum Games Inc. responsible for Bayonetta is called Team Little Angels
ReferencesDespite 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.
- 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