The news surrounding Bayonetta 3 is intensifying. Currently on the cover of the magazine Game Informer, the third installment has unveiled new information, including its cast. To everyone’s surprise, the game will make a change that disappoints many fans.
Voice change for Bayonetta 3
Bayonetta has lost her voice. PlatinumGames has indeed just revealed the cast of its next game. The opportunity for the studio to present more fully some of the secondary characters of the Nintendo Switch exclusivity. What caught the eye, however, is the absence of Hellena Taylor, voice of the witch since her debut. For the first time, the heroine will be dubbed by another actress: Jennifer Hale. A name well known to Mass Effect players, since she played Commander Shepard. Why such a change for Bayonetta 3? It’s just a scheduling conflict.
It was difficult for Hellena Taylor to reprise her role. We held auditions to find the new voice of Bayonetta and offered the role to Jennifer Hale, who we thought would fit the character well. I understand some fans’ concerns about the voice change at this point in the series, but Jennifer’s performance was way beyond our expectations. I’m confident her portrayal of Bayonetta will exceed fans’ expectations.
Yusuke Miyata, director of Bayonetta 3
See you on October 23 to discover Jennifer Hale in Bayonetta 3. Let the purists who prefer to play them in the original version be reassured: Atsuko Tanaka is back in service for the Japanese dubbings.