Although Hellena Taylor turned down the opportunity to reprise her role as Bayonetta in the upcoming third game, Platinum Games passed on the job to another well-known voice artist known as Jennifer Hale. Sadly, this was a result of Platinum Games offering Hellena Taylor only $4,000 to appear in the new game which is set to launch on 28 October. Fans have been wondering just what Jennifer Hale thought about all this ongoing controversy after the artist took over the role and recently wrapped up the work on the project ahead of the game’s launch. Hale released a statement last night.
In her statement, Jennifer Hale refused to discuss the technicalities surrounding her role as Bayonetta. She claims that she is currently under a non-disclosure agreement which prevents her from discussing specific details about the role. She is likely referring to the agreement and payment arrangement with Platinum Games.
She says that fans of the series would be wise to remember that the upcoming Bayonetta 3 game has been developed by a large team of passionate people. She hopes that fans keep an open mind about what the team have created. While it might not be clear, Hale is likely suggesting that fans don’t boycott the game as the passionate staff who worked on the project will end up suffering. This is in contrast to Hellena Taylor’s recent video where she urged fans to cancel their pre-orders and boycott Bayonetta 3.
About Bayonetta 3: pic.twitter.com/e4VrclEQIm
— Jennifer Hale (@jhaletweets) October 17, 2022
It isn’t exactly clear what went on during the development of Bayonetta 3 between Hellena Taylor and Platinum Games. However, the truth behind the ongoing controversy will likely come to light in the weeks ahead. The game is set to launch on 28 October only on Nintendo Switch. After the embargo drops, perhaps more information surrounding the issues will be revealed.