Much has been made of the controversy Bayonetta 3 and their voice actresses in recent days. Although Hideki Kamiya issued a tweet regarding this issue, PlatinumGames had remained silent. Nevertheless, this changed a few moments ago, as the Japanese company came to the defense of Jennifer Hale.
Through its official Twitter account, PlatinumGames issued a statement where thanked the fans for their support, and at the same time asked the public not to continue attacking Hale, who is now the new voice of Bayonetta. This was what they commented:
“At Platinum Games we want to offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who has contributed to creating the Bayonetta series over the years, as well as to the community that has served as its foundation.
We give our full support to Jennifer Hale as the new Bayonetta and align ourselves with everything said in her statement.
We ask that people refrain from making any further comments that are disrespectful to Jennifer or any of the other contributors to the series.”
A Message from PlatinumGames pic.twitter.com/5ym1JxtBBn
— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) October 21, 2022
As you may remember, once Hellena Taylor, who played Bayonetta in the first two titles in the series, revealed that PlatinumGames didn’t offer her enough money to return for the third installment, the community was divided. A group supports Taylor, and have attacked both PlatinumGames and Halewhile the other half supports these two after a report revealed the alleged true amount of money they were going to pay the original voice.
Bayonetta 3 It will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022. On related topics, this was what Jennifer Hale commented on this controversy. Similarly, the report reveals the true amount that Taylor would have earned for this role.
Due to its position, PlatinumGames cannot directly respond to Taylor’s accusations. However, they are fully within their rights to defend Hale, especially considering the negative reactions we have seen on social media in recent days.