Earlier this week, Devil May Cry 5 developer Capcom uploaded a new trailer for the action-adventure hack and slash game, complete with a new theme song for series protagonist Dante. However, it was abruptly removed due to the backlash over the theme song. Created by American deathcore band Suicide Silence, Dante’s Devil May Cry 5 theme song was titled “Subhuman.”
When the trailer went live, many also looked into the band behind this song. It was quickly discovered and shared that the vocalist, Eddie Hermida, was accused of having a relationship with and sexually harassing a 16-year-old fan. The sexual harassment included pressure for nude photos, but Hermida claimed he waited until she was 18 to ask anything sexual and that she lied to him about her age.
As a result, fans have frequently tweeted at the Devil May Cry 5 producer Matt Walker, and the video was taken down. Following this discovery, Capcom issued the following statement:
“The music was recorded for the game before the incident came to light and we were unaware of the incident until now. However, as we are now aware of the current situation, Capcom has decided that moving forward, we will not further highlight the Dante battle theme for promotional purposes at this time. We are also currently evaluating what options are possible for the full game at this point, which is dependent on various factors such as resources.”
In lieu of the Dante trailer, then, Capcom re-released its Gamescom trailer with an additional line or two of dialogue. The portion related to Dante has been edited to loop Nero’s Ali Edward’s”Devil Trigger” instead of “Subhuman.” While the fate of the in-game music remains uncertain, the game still has plenty to offer its players, including these recently-revealed Devil Breaker weapons.
Furthermore, the title is also reportedly offering a multiplayer and co-op feature, which some – if not most – are bound to like. With all this and more, many are likely looking forward to the release of Devil May Cry 5, with or without Suicide Silences’ “Subhuman.”
Devil May Cry 5 releases March 8, 2019, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer