PlatinumGames has confirmed Hellena Taylor – the voice of Bayonetta within the first two video games, Tremendous Smash Bros. Final and the animated film Bayonetta: Bloody Destiny – won’t be reprising her position in Bayonetta 3.
Talking to Recreation Informer, director Yusuke Miyata defined how “numerous overlapping circumstances” meant Taylor was unable to return for the third outing. The firm held casting auditions, and that is how Jennifer Hale scored the position. This is the total clarification (through Nintendo All the things):
“Varied overlapping circumstances made it tough for Hellena Taylor to reprise her position. We held auditions to forged the brand new voice of Bayonetta and supplied the position to Jennifer Hale, whom we felt was a superb match for the character. I perceive the issues some followers have concerning the voice change at this level within the sequence, however Jennifer’s efficiency was method past what we may have imagined. I’m assured that her portrayal of Bayonetta will exceed our followers’ expectations.”
Jennifer Hale has had an extremely profitable profession to this point doing voice-overs for all types of video games. She’s maybe finest identified for her position as the feminine Commander Shepard within the Mass Impact sequence, which not too long ago returned because the Mass Impact: Legendary Version in Could final 12 months. For Nintendo followers, she additionally voiced Samus Aran within the three essential Metroid Prime video games.
You may hear her in motion within the trailer beneath and hearken to extra in a restricted trailer on YouTube.
Hellena Taylor first hinted she may not be reprising the position of Bayonetta in September final 12 months. One different enjoyable truth – Bayonetta’s VA within the Japanese model of Bayonetta 3 remains to be voiced by Atsuko Tanaka.
How do you are feeling about this modification within the English model of Bayonetta 3? Remark beneath.