Hellena Taylor responds to Bayonetta 3 pay dispute claims and reports

    New claims from the former Umbra Witch.

    Following various reports about voice acting pay disputes for Bayonetta 3, Hellena Taylor responds with more details regarding her side of the story.

    Hellena Taylor claims the initial offer was $10,000 for the entirety of her work in Bayonetta 3. However, the offer was pushed to $15,000 after negotiating with PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya. The information contradicts the original $4,000 flat fee mentioned in Taylor’s initial videos. Additionally, Taylor claims the $4,000 flat fee was for a cameo in Bayonetta 3, which she also turned down.

    Here’s what Hellena Taylor had to say about the ongoing Bayonetta 3 controversy, courtesy of GoNintendo:

    “It has come to my attention that some people are calling me a liar and gold-digger. I feel the need to defend myself and my reputation in the industry.”
    “As I posted on part three of my video thread, I explained that their first offer was too low. That offer was 10,000 dollars total. Remember, this is 450 million dollar franchise, (not counting merchandise.) I then wrote in Japanese to Hideki Kamiya, asking for what I was worth. I thought that as a creative, he would understand. He replied saying how much he valued my contribution to the game and how much the fans wanted me to voice the game. I was then offered an extra 5,000!
    “So, I declined to voice the game. I then heard nothing from them for 11 months. They then offered me a flat fee to voice some lines for 4,000 dollars. Any other lies, such as 4,000 for 5 sessions are total fabrications.
    “There were not ‘extensive negotiations.’ I’ve also been informed of ridiculous fictions, such as I asked for 250,000 dollars. I am a team player. I was just asking for a fair, living wage in line with the value that I bring to this game.
    “I was paid a shockingly low total of £3000 total for the first game. A little more for the second. I wanted to voice her. I have drummed up interest in this game ever since I started on Twitter in 2011.”

    Lastly, Bayonetta 3 releases October 28 for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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