Update: Platinum Games Responds To Bayonetta 3 Voice Actor Controversy

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Update, 10/21/22:

Bayonetta 3 developer Platinum Games, the studio accused former Bayonetta voice actor Helena Taylor of under-bowling with “immoral” compensation (which has since been disputed). bloomberg Reporting – see original story below), has responded to the ongoing voice actor controversy surrounding his game. The studio does not directly address any of the claims made by Taylor, opting instead to voice the support of the new Bayonetta voice actor and Taylor’s replacement Jennifer Hale.

Here are the full details of Platinum Games:

The original story continues below…


Original story, 10/19/22:

Last weekend, former Bayonetta voice actor, Helena Taylor released a Twitter thread of videos explaining Why she didn’t return to voice the Titanic charactersaying that she was only offered $4,000 to perform in the game.

Taylor was replaced by renowned voice actor Jennifer Hale, best known for roles such as the female Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series and protagonist Ash in the Overwatch franchise. Bayonetta developer Platinum Games revealed sports informer What caused this change in our cover story coverage? “Various overlapping circumstances.” Taylor was silent on the issue, and many assumed it was due to common non-disclosure agreements in the video game industry. However, on 15 October He released several videos Explaining that she had been offered “immoral” compensation, the Internet and Bayonetta Fantasy drew a flurry of anger toward Platinum.

However, a new bloomberg Story, further confirmed by video game chroniclereveals new details that show there is more to this story and that Taylor’s claims are allegedly untrue.

According to of bloomberg With sources aware of these events and how they played out, Platinum was determined to reassign Taylor to voice Bayonetta. The studio offered $3000 to $4000 per session to voice the character, with a plan of at least five sessions of four hours each in the voice recording studio (VGC’s Sources said it could be up to four seasons, though). bloomberg Also looked at the documentation to further confirm these talks. one of VGC’s Sources told the publication that the offer, which would total about $15,000, was a significant increase compared to what it received for Bayonetta 2.

In response, Taylor reportedly requested a six-figure payout and a balance on the game. Platinum declined this copy offer and, after the two parties could not come to an agreement, began holding auditions for a new voice actor. Hale was given the role. bloomberg Reports that Platinum later offered Taylor a cameo in the game with pay for a season, but she turned it down.

Taylor told bloomberg In an email that this replay of events was “an absolute lie” and that Platinum was “trying to save its ass and game.”

“I would quite frankly put this whole bloody franchise behind [and] move on with my life in the theater,” she wrote in the email, according to bloomberg, Neither Platinum nor Nintendo returned a request for comment from the publication. Taylor echoed similar sentiments VGC In private messages, according to the publication’s story.

Bayonetta 3 hits the Switch on October 28.

[Source: Bloomberg, Video Games Chronicle]

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