British voice actress, Hellena Taylor, who voiced the franchise’s titular character, pleaded fans not to support the game’s latest release, after being offered an ‘insulting’ paycheck of $4000 to reprise the role.

She released a series of videos on Twitter in which she announced she will not be part of the forthcoming release, Bayonetta 3. Taylor, who has trained professionally for seven and a half years said she was “just asking for a decent, dignified, living wage”.

She said: “The final offer to do the whole game – as a buyout, flat rate – was $4,000. 

“This is an insult to me, the amount of time that I took to work on my talent, and everything that I have given to this game and the fans.”

The voice actress encouraged fans to donate their money to charity instead of buying the game.

She talked about the offer’s effect on her mental health and shared worries about losing her housing. Taylor expressed her solidarity “with people all over the world who do not get paid properly for their talents”.

Bayonetta’s third edition, which releases on the 28th of October, will have actress Jennifer Hale as the protagonist’s voice. Taylor wished her all the best, but said: “She has no right to say she is the voice of Bayonetta. I created that voice.”

Platinum Games and Nintendo, who are in charge of the game’s development and publishing, respectively, have not responded to the allegations.