Bayonetta voice actor has officially been recast and will not be reprising the role in the upcoming Bayonetta 3.
In 2021, rumours began circulating that the voice of Bayonetta, Hellena Taylor would not be returning in the third outing. When a fan tweeted Taylor saying: “You’re an icon Hellena I can’t imagine Bayonetta without your amazing voice,” the actress replied, “Well you might have to.”
Jennifer Hale is now the voice of Bayonetta
Of course, at the time, despite the concerning words of Hellena Taylor, we never had official confirmation that she wouldn’t be returning as Bayonetta. That was at least, until now.
During an interview with Game Informer, PlatinumGames has now confirmed that Hellena Taylor has been replaced. Taylor has been replaced by beloved Mass Effect actress and alleged autism conspiracy theorist, Jennifer Hale.
PlatinumGames has confirmed reports
Yusuke Miyata of PlatinumGames and director of Bayonetta 3 said that the decision to swap Jennifer Hale in place of Hellena Taylor was due to “overlapping circumstances” and said that “Jennifer’s performance was way beyond what we could have imagined.” However, Japanese voice actress Atsuko Tanaka has reprised her role.
Hellena Taylor has been the voice of Bayonetta since 2009 and has played a massive role in making the character iconic with her sassy wit and charm. So this will take a little getting used to.
Will Hale become the voice of Bayonetta moving forward?
Thankfully, at least judging by the trailers, Jennifer Hale does a great job voicing Bayonetta and to be fair, the voice is nearly identical. This should come as no surprise because Hale is one of the best voice actors in the industry.
It will be interesting to see if Jennifer Hale will continue to be the voice of Bayonetta moving forward or if Hellena Taylor will claim back her role should more games in the series be released.
When is the Bayonetta 3 release date?
Bayonetta 3 will be released for Nintendo Switch on October 28th, 2022.
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