Hellena Taylor, actress of Bayonetta, calls for a boycott of Bayonetta 3

Bayonet 3

Bayonet 3
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Hellena Taylor, the actress who voiced the beloved video game character Bayonet in the first two installments of the franchise of the same name, released a statement this weekcalling on fans of the series to boycott its third title to come. By TMZTaylor revealed today that, contrary to what was previously reported by the game director, who cited ‘overlapping circumstances’ for Taylor not returning, she refused to return for Bayonet 3 because the PlatinumGames studio would end up to offer its only $4,000 to play in the game.

PlatinumGames’ fThe action-packed video game ranch has been running – slowly, but running – since 2009, having become Nintendo’s flagship franchise almost by stealth, after the publisher secured exclusive rights to the games. two 2014. Bayonet 2, and the next Bayonet 3which is due out on October 28. Much of the games appeal centers on Bayonetta herself, a confident and elegant witch who is as well known for her supreme imperturbability in the face of gods and demons as she is for her provocative outfits and sharp tongue. The latter, of course, provided by Taylor — until now, when the role was handed over to another veteran comedian, Jennifer Hale.

In a video message on Twitter, Taylor made her case pretty clear: Bayonet the games made $450 million in the last 10 years, and at most the developers were ready to offer him a return was a flat rate of $4,000, which apparently was after an even lower initial offer. And so: “I call on fans to boycott this game and spend the money you would have spent on this game donating it to charity.” So far no one on the publisher or developer side of the conflict released an official statement in response, though series creator Hideki Kamiya tweeted a statement in English that read “Sad and deplorable about the attitude of lying. That’s all I can say now.

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