Japanese video game developers and publishers Capcom have reportedly removed a new Suicide Silence song, ‘Subhuman’, from the soundtrack of the upcoming action/adventure video game, Devil May Cry 5.
Capcom, who are responsible for multi-million selling game franchises such as Street Fighter and Resident Evil, intended to use the track as the battle theme for the game’s lead character, Dante.
However, hours after debuting the song at the Tokyo Game Show, the developers were made aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct that were made against vocalist Eddie Hermida this past November.
You can read our initial report on that (which includes Hermida‘s public statement of apology which he issued soon after the allegations surfaced) here.
In a statement issued through Kotaku (here), Capcom said the following.
“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.”
The band worked with composer Cody Matthew Johnson for the track ‘Subhuman’ which, along with its video, you can check out below.
The forthcoming video game, Devil May Cry 5, is due for release on March 8th 2018.
At the time of writing, it’s unclear if the song will feature on the final game, or if it will also feature on any forthcoming EP or album release from the band.