Bayonetta’s original voice actress won’t be returning for Bayonetta 3, Platinum confirms

Yusuke Miyata, director of PlatinumGames, confirms this in a recent interview Elena Taylorthe voice actress who lent her voice to the Umbrian Witch in Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the animated film called Bayonetta: Bloody fate, not to return for the third numbered episode of the hack and slash saga which will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 28th. Recall that the development studio has shared numerous details of Bayonetta 3 in recent weeks, including information on its history and full gameplay that delves into new game mechanics and new characters.

“Several overlapping circumstances made it difficult for Hellena Taylor to reprise the role of Bayonetta in the third installment,” Miyata says in an exclusive interview with Game Informer. “We auditioned for Bayonetta’s new voice and offered Jennifer Hale the role, which we thought fit the character well. I understand some fans’ concerns about the voice change at this point in the series, but Jennifer’s performance goes way beyond what we could have imagined. I’m sure her portrayal of Bayonetta will exceed our fans’ expectations.“explains the Japanese creative.

What other roles did Jennifer Hale play?

Too bad that Taylor could not participate in the conclusion of the Bayonetta trilogy, even if Hale is by no means a bad alternative if we take into account the roles he has played in the past within the world of video games. Among the best known interpretations of her we find the Commander Shepard from the saga Mass effectalthough Nintendo fans also remember her for lends his voice to Samus Aran in all three video games Metroid Prime developed by Retro Studios.

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