[Author’s Edit: Kamiya has now reactivated his account, confirming he was the one to deactivate it. What follows is the original story from last night. Some language has also been changed for clarification.]

Platinum Games founding member and professional tweeter Hideki Kamiya has had his Twitter account deactivated. It isn’t known at this point whether Kamiya deactivated himself or Twitter removed the account. The latter option wouldn’t be too surprising, after Twitter temporarily restricted his account yesterday over a mass blocking spree.

The deactivation comes amid allegations by former Bayonetta voice actor Hellena Taylor that Platinum Games only offered her $4000 for the role in Bayonetta 3. Taylor was beloved by fans for her portrayal of the titular character, but refused the job after the final $4000 flat rate offer. She went on to ask that fans boycott the latest entry in the series. In a series of video tweets, Taylor specifically calls out Kamiya for his role in the situation. Kamiya put out a response “BEWARE OF MY RULES” warning his critics speaking English will be blocked. You can read an expanded explanation of the situation in our coverage here.

Bayonetta 3 Bayonetta posing with her guns behind her back
Bayonetta 3 releases later this month, which Hellena Taylor requests fans boycott.

After his now infamous tweet, Kamiya began to block the majority of critics in the replies to his tweets. Replies were then turned off by Kamiya, but he continued to block those quote tweeting him. This mass blocking flagged his account as suspicious to Twitter, which resulted in temporary restriction of his account. This was then restored, but his profile is now fully gone from the site. Trying to visit his profile page only offers a “this account doesn’t exist” message, typical of deactivated accounts.

It’s worth remembering that a deactivated Twitter account can easily be restored. Kamiya may have fled Twitter whilst the controversy is hot, and could return closer to or after the release of Bayonetta 3 on Oct. 28.

Are you one of the many that were blocked Hideki Kamiya? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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Anonny
Anonny
3 months ago

His Twitter was so bad, he said if you asked him for advice you are a stupid worm, if you did anything he didn’t like you are a stupid worm. He pinned that to the top. He is a terrible person his rules are like if you reply in any other language you are a stupid fn worm and he will block you. His rules are insane don’t ask him about the game, don’t ask him for advice, don’t ask about non-ip It really seemed like he’s a worse person in real life because this is how he treats twitter.. so I could only imagine how terrible working for him is he definitely seems like he would throw a cup and call you names.

Last edited 3 months ago by Anonny
Robert
Robert
3 months ago

“Taylor was beloved by fans for her portrayal of the titular character.”

Give me a break.

No one even knew who the hell she was until she complained about Platinum Games’ offer on Twitter.

What else has she done outside of voice acting Bayonetta?

She’s a nobody. She’s not a big screen actress, she’s not a celebrity, not a household name.

She also said “let them sue me for violating the NDA. I have nothing.”

So she’s admitting she’s a nobody.

I don’t see any game devs knocking down her door begging her to voice act.

Apparently she can’t find work.

I wonder why that is?

JustinZ
JustinZ
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Really long winded way to let everyone know you’re an incel.

Poke
Poke
3 months ago
Reply to  JustinZ

Imagine calling anyone that has a different opinion an incel….. Nice one there, buddy! Even I can admit that Hellena Taylor isn’t that good, because if she was, people would be able to tell the difference between her voice and Jennifer Hale’s (most people couldn’t tell the actors were swapped) AND she’d have more work in the industry. The new voice actor, Jennifer Hale has 500 roles, has voiced in everything from MGS to Legend of Korra and Mass Effect….. she’s a veteran and a businesswoman who can afford to negotiate for more pay….. She’s worth more, therefore she can ask for more money. This has nothing to do with “hating” women, Jennifer Hale is the better actress so she gets paid more, end of story. Get BTFO.

Poke
Poke
3 months ago
Reply to  JustinZ

Also, btw…. when you have to resort to lobbing ad hominem attacks towards someone, instead of attacking someone’s ARGUMENT…… It’s gg bro, you lost already. Robert is just speaking straight fucking facts that noone wants to hear. But you know what? The market will decide whos’ opinion is right, and who wrong…. but judging by the fact that this boycott only caused the preorders on Amazon to skyrocket, I’ll be taking my W now, thank you very much lmao

Sam
Sam
3 months ago
Reply to  Poke

Lol, you actually think Robert’s comment deserved a serious reply? It doesn’t matter what else she’s been in or whether or not she’s a celebrity. She was in the first two games. You think $4000 is an appropriate offer for her to come back to a successful franchise that she’s been a part of from the beginning? I highly doubt it’ll effect game sales, either. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve some respect for her work.

David
David
3 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Can you help me understand? I had no idea anyone was actually upset over this until these comments. I don’t get the issue. They offered her X amount of money. She believes it was disrespectfully low and she’s worth more so she declined. I don’t really see what’s wrong. If my boss suddenly said hey we’re going to cut your pay to only $10 an hour I’d just say ” no thanks I have to get a new job”.

So why are so many people upset? From my point of view she’s the one who broke contract and called for a boycott. That seems more disrespectful to me than coming to an agreement on the value of labor. And I totally agree that she is worth way more than $4000 and she shouldn’t take the job for that low. So that’s that.

Thanks for taking the time to explain! 🙂

Keith
Keith
3 months ago
Reply to  Poke

“I’ll take my W now”

If this is golf rules I guess lmao. Though Rob still has you beat with -72 to your -52.

Also anybody that says that needs something more going on in their life.

Last edited 3 months ago by Keith
Lmaodontgetmad
Lmaodontgetmad
3 months ago
Reply to  Poke

Ratio

Guy
Guy
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Way to sound dumb as fuck in front of a large audience. 450m product. Main actor gets 4k. That isn’t a thing any reputable company in the industry would get away with. I make more than that and I’m also a fuckin nobody lol Go back to 4 chan.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  Guy

Way to sound dumb as fuck in front of a large audience. Many voice actors have said that is a fair wage under a union. Go back to 4-chan with your incompetence.

Ahris
Ahris
3 months ago

I don’t think we even know what she is saying is true.

Poke
Poke
3 months ago
Reply to  Ahris

Hard agree. Just like everything else, we need to wait for more info. What Hellena did was foul tho, she’s gonna get blacklisted from the industry now…. no one wants to hire someone with a history of breaking contracts….. this is why, for any public facing career, you NEED good PR. If not, you’ll SHOOT yourself in the foot. She was thinking too emotionally, and lashed out at a fellow VA….. its NOT a good look, queen…..

Veilace
Veilace
3 months ago

Everything is money money money.
There’s more going on behind the scenes. This guy doesn’t want to be bothered because everyone coming at him. So he did what he did, leave the dude alone.

Everybody always wants to know how much someone else is getting paid. Reality, that’s none of your business. Worry about yourself and work your way up. You start poking your nose around someone else’s business it leads to crap like this. That’s how all this seems, right?

Choom
Choom
3 months ago

Its pretty funny to me that so many people are outraged. I’d wager none of these people ever played Bayonetta. The franchise isn’t very good, the writing sucks, and the acting is actually super cheesy. I bet no one gets paid much to make this game because the last 2 were half-assed garbage. I wanna know if anyone actually gives 2 shits about this game lmao?

Last edited 3 months ago by Choom
Keith
Keith
3 months ago
Reply to  Choom

“The franchise isn’t very good”

I’m sure that’s why she was added to Smash Bros after winning a popularity contest lmao. What a stupid take.

Mr F
Mr F
3 months ago
Reply to  Keith

It’s not very good/popular.

Keith
Keith
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr F

Both of those statements are completely subjective, and most seem to be against you in that. You’re a joke if you claim otherwise.

GreatApe
GreatApe
3 months ago
Reply to  Choom

Your name is choom

kysWhiteKnights
kysWhiteKnights
3 months ago

Look at all those fucking whiteknight pieces of shit in the comments.
Women still don’t find that behaviour sexy and will pick assholes over your sorry asses, defending an useless voice actor that got what she deserved doesn’t help y’all, especially not calling people speaking the truth incel. kys.

Lmaodontgetmad
Lmaodontgetmad
3 months ago

Mad incel gettin mad lmao fking clown

Nate
Nate
3 months ago

Even though I agree with some of what you say, I still think your sexist because you say white knighting but lots of people would still defend a male va it had nothing to do with gender except that you hate women

Keith
Keith
3 months ago

You are projecting more than an overhead projector in a school classroom lmao. Please, get yourself a therapist. There are extremely few good reasons to tell anybody that and your masculinity being threatened over people campaigning for fair pay and against shitty practices are not any of them.

Fatman
Fatman
3 months ago

All of you, are mediocre at best. Same with that game “Bayonetta” What a trash boob swinging pile of shit. Gotta say, with the way games have been releasing, the way everyone consistently defends everything nowadays. All of you need to wake the fuck up. These aren’t the same games y’all fell in love with since the first one, period!!! These games are running a milking process, THEY AREN’T THE SAME. WAKE.THE.FUCK.UP.