- Actor Allusion: Nova getting her base ship called 'Griffin' might be alluding to the current name of her voice actress, Grey Griffin (she has that surname ever since she's married)
- Shout-Out: Nova gets a weapon in mission 7 called the Blazefire Gunblade, an obvious reference to Lightning's Blazefire Saber as well as Squall's gunblade. Although it is more of a XIII reference considering it has an ability called "Fury of One," which refers to Lightning's full ATB skill "Army of One" (and "Legion of One" in Final Fantasy XIII-2).
- One achievement for completing Mission 7 is called "I'm With Her."
Trivia / StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops