“Bayonetta” voice actor asks fans to “boycott” next game for “insulting” payment offer

“Bayonetta” voice actress Hellena Taylor is talking about the “insulting” pay she was offered to return as the voice of the protagonist in the third installment of the video game series, “Bayonetta 3”.

PlatinumGames confirmed that Taylor would not be returning as a rumor Bayonetta earlier this month in an interview with Game informantquoting “several overlapping circumstances”As the reason for the departure.

Last September, Taylor cryptically mentioned to fans that she may not be returning to the upcoming game, but said she wasn’t “free” to discuss further details when fans began inquiring about her statement.

On Saturday, in a series of video messages published on TwitterTaylor asked fans of the series to boycott “Bayonetta 3“and to send their money to charity instead because of the” immoral “$ 4,000 she was offered to voice the character again.

In one of the clips, as he blew up the game developer, he claimed that the company made a whopping $ 450 million from the popular franchise.

“The ‘Bayonetta’ franchise has earned about $ 450 million, and that doesn’t include merchandise,” Taylor said in the clip. “As an actor, I trained for a total of seven and a half years: three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Lambda with voice actress Barbara Berkery and four and a half years with the legendary Larry Moss in Los Angeles. And what did they think this was worth? What did they offer to pay me? The final offer to play the entire game as a lump sum purchase was $ 4,000. “

He continued: “This is an insult to me. The amount of time it took me to work on my talent and everything I’ve given to this game and the fans. I ask fans to boycott this game and instead spend the money you would have spent on this game by donating to charity. I didn’t want the world. I didn’t ask for too much. I was just asking for a decent and decent wage. What they did was legal, but immoral. “

Also the 53-year-old actor claimed who wrote to Hideki Kamiya, vice president of PlatinumGames, to explain why it would be better to continue choosing her for the role. According to Taylor, Kamiya responded with an empathic message and the final offer of $ 4,000.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Taylor was replaced for the role by veteran video game voice actress Jennifer Hale. She is best known as the female voice of Commander Shepard in the “Mass Effect” series, as well as voicing Samus Aran in the “Metroid Prime” series.

Platinum announced that the exchange was due to Taylor’s program, with the company saying it “looked like [Hale] it was a good match for the character ”.

“Various overlapping circumstances made it difficult for Hellena Taylor to reprise her role,” PlatinumGames said at the time. “We auditioned to cast Bayonetta’s new voice and offered Jennifer Hale the role, who we felt was a good choice for the character.”

On Saturday, Kamiya apparently responded to Taylor’s claims with a disturbing one tweet.

“Sad and deplorable for the attitude of lying. This is all I can say now. By the way, BEWARE OF MY RULES, ”wrote Kamiya.

The gaming community has rallied behind Taylor, with many fans showing love for the beloved voice actor.

“Bayonetta 3” will be released as a Nintendo Switch exclusive on October 28th.

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