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Bayonetta’s Devs Issue Statement In Support Of Jennifer Hale

Image: NintendoThe story behind the casting of the lead voice acting role for the third game in the Bayonetta series has been a complete mess, involving allegations of terrible pay, conflicting accounts and Non-Disclosure Agreements. In an attempt to put the whole thing to bed the developers of the title, PlatinumGames, have tonight issued a statement.We at Platinum Games offer our sincerest appreciation to everyone who has contributed to creating the Bayonetta series over the years, as well as the community that has served as its foundation.We give our full support to Jennifer Hale as the new Bayonetta, and align with everything in her statement.We ask people to please refrain from any further comments that would disrespect Jennifer or any of the other contributors to the series.The stat...

Bayonetta Voice Actress Urges Game Boycott Over ‘Insulting’ Pay

Screenshot: PlatinumGames / NintendoEarly in October, Japanese developer PlatinumGames, known for its action titles, told Game Informer that upcoming Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3 would not see voice actress Hellena Taylor reprise her iconic sultry role as the protagonist. Instead, Bayonetta’s english VA would now be Jennifer Hale, one of the industry’s most ubiquitous voice actresses who is known for roles like Commander Shepard. At the time, Platinum claimed that the replacement was due to “various overlapping circumstances” that made it “difficult” for Hellena to play Bayonetta once again. Over a week later, Taylor has gone on to social media to dispute Platinum’s account, suggesting that the studio wasn’t entirely being transparent about what actually happened.Rather than losing out on ...