Capcom Evaluating Options for Dante's DMC 5 Theme After Reports of Sexual Misconduct

Capcom Evaluating Options for Dante's DMC 5 Theme After Reports of Sexual Misconduct

Capcom has pulled the music video for Dante's theme from YouTube.

The reveal for Dante's new battle theme in Devil May Cry 5 has taken a turn as it was revealed that the vocalist for the band that preformed the theme, Suicide Silence, was accused of sexual misconduct against a 17-year-old girl. Capcom has since pulled the music video for "Subhuman" and is considering future steps.

In a statement to Waypoint Capcom explained that it was unaware of the allegations against vocalist Eddie Hermida. Capcom's full statement seems to indicate that aside from pulling the music video and downplaying its use in ads that further changes could be made to the theme.

"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 the options are possible for the full game at this point, which is dependent on various factors such as resources."

The statement seems to suggest that it could be possible the theme will be replaced altogether, though that depends on resources. Music is an integral part to Devil May Cry 5 and it might be too late to excise the song from the game at this point.

Last year reports came out that Hermida began soliciting a teenage fan for naked pictures despite being "aware" she was underage. Hermida issued an apology and claimed she had told him she was 18-years old, something the woman denies and backed up with text messages and conversation records between her and Hermida.

The music video for "Subhuman" is already unavailable on YouTube, though in a twist, Devil May Cry 5 fans already seemed to quite dislike the theme to begin with.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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