Yesterday, the trailer for the highly anticipated game Devil May Cry 5 was released, but, it was met with some criticism following the backing music accompanying a better part of the video.
As many fans noted, Suicide Silence‘s track “Subhuman” was heavily featured in the game’s trailer, and while it received high praise at the time of its initial release, Capcom decided to pull the video after past sexual misconduct allegations against frontman Eddie Hermida came to light.
Per a report from Metal Injection, sexual misconduct allegations surfaced in November of last year against the singer, where he was accused of “emotionally and sexually manipulating” a fan who was underage at the time.
Almost immediately after the allegations surfaced online, Hermida took to the band’s Facebook page, where he explained the situation and apologized.
The track was a collaboration with the game’s composer, Cody Matthew Johnson, and Suicide Silence.
Two years in the making, I can finally announced I composed Dante’s theme for Devil May Cry 5 in collaboration with death core pioneers Suicide Silence. The song is released on all major streaming services and the music video is up on Youtube! pic.twitter.com/unuEHgVWnn
— Cody Matthew Johnson (@codymatthewj) September 19, 2018
While it is seemingly a large part of the game, Campcom shared with Kokatu that they would be pulling the song for promotional purposes:
“The music was recorded for the game before the incident came to light and we were unaware of the incident until now,” said Capcom in the statement. “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.”
There’s no word yet on whether or not the band’s song will officially make it into the game, but we do know that it is set to be released on March 8, 2019.