Capcom under fire for Devil May Cry 5 trailer music controversy

The vocalist for the band used in the trailer has been accused of sexual misconduct.

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Earlier this week, Capcom released a promotional trailer for its upcoming action game Devil May Cry 5. The trailer was a music video for protagonist Dante’s “Battle Theme” and featured a track called Subhuman from the deathcore band Suicide Silence. After the trailer began making the rounds online, fans of the game began sharing a report from 2017 that alleges Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida engaged in sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old.

Capcom was contacted by Waypoint and offered 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.”

Capcom has since pulled the video from its Youtube channel. Hermida offered a non-apology apology via the band’s Facebook page back in late 2017.

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