Yesterday, we reported on the newly revealed music track for Devil May Cry 5, titled Subhuman. It's the song that's set to play when Dante is in combat, but it didn't go down well at all with fans. The video for the song was bombarded with dislikes on YouTube, and later on, the video was taken down.
At the time, we didn't know why it had been removed, and there was speculation that it was because of the fan backlash. However, there was more to the story than many will have realised.
Not long after the video was published, it came to light that the lead singer of the band Suicide Silence, who perform the song and feature in the video, was accused of sexually manipulating a 17 year-old girl in 2017. The singer, Eddie Hermida, had apologised, but didn't fully admit to the charges.
It appears as though these allegations are the reason Capcom has pulled the video. In a statement, the publisher told Waypoint: "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."
It's obviously quite a serious situation, and Capcom may think it's best to scrap the song entirely.
Devil May Cry 5 is due to release on the 8th March, 2019, so right now, it'll be reasonably close to completion in terms of development. It sounds like replacement music isn't at all out of the question, but it's going to come down to whether Capcom, like it says, has the time and resources to produce something new.