Following on from allegations made against singer Eddie Hermida, Capcom has announced that it has altered Dante's battle theme in Devil May Cry 5. Previously, the company said that it was looking into possible solutions after it came to light that Hermida had reportedly sexually manipulated an underage girl in 2017.
Hermida provided the vocals in Dante's battle theme, but it wasn't long before the track was pulled from YouTube earlier in the year. According to Capcom, the newly arranged battle theme still uses music from the band Suicide Silence, but thanks to some editing, the vocal track will now be provided by Michael Barr.
This is disturbing. I don't think his vocals were vital, so i don't blame Capcom at all for dropping him quickly after allegations like that.
considering that the music of the game directly responds to how well you do in combat, I imagine this must be quite the task especially since we're nearing the game's release date
Good on Capcom
nice to see that they solved it fast.
do you think they was able to fix this before the games went to print or will it be a day one patch?
@FullbringIchigo I think they'll definitely have wanted to fix this kind of thing before the game ships.
@FullbringIchigo There's still quite some time before march, so I'm guessing yes. They can't allow the game to ship with the controversy still attached to it
Good good. We need problems like this with underage girls (and boys) in particular to be pushed away and punished.
@Amplified @ShogunRok yeah i guess that's true after all if they didn't then people who maybe didn't update on day one would still be getting the original version
Did the right thing honestly. Good on Capcom. Though, I find it kinda odd that people seem to be ok with Rurouni Kenshin characters in Jump Force.
@shonenjump86 apparently hiten mitsurgi style also works against saiyans, ninjas and death gods so its all good lol
@NintendoFan4Lyf not really Capcom's fault, they were forced to scrap his work so that the game may be released. If the accusation is false then I guess he and the "accuser" fight it out on court. While Capcom happily counts its profit from tha 8,000 dollar collectors edition
I guess he gets an apology from Capcom........ or something and a little bonus if they're feeling generous
umm... ok? so they are pulling the vocal track but still using the music from the band of which the alleged hermida is part of... how does that make this any better exactly? pull the entire f*****g track or why bother at all!
@Porco That's a bit too much work to do now that we're near the March deadline and music is a key component to combat in this game, and I think its also unfair for the other members of the band to have their worked scrapped like that, the allegations was filed exclusively to this Eddie Hermida after all
@Porco so they should suffer for his crime?
that's like saying if someone where you worked did something like that then everybody working there should fired and punished too
that's just dumb
@FullbringIchigo yes, unfortunately that is how these things go. so long as capcom keeps the track, it will still be affiliated with hermida and will be bad pr. they have done absolutely nothing here to fix the situation.
@Porco while i agree that it would have been better if the track had been completely replaced, the other band members shouldn't be penalised for what he did
again, i feel for the other band members, but that is how it goes. i will give you an example... remember the kevin spacey film "all the money in the world"? well, after his sexual assault allegation got out, the studio literally replaced all his scenes with a different actor — christopher plummer. they knew they couldn't release the film with any affiliation to kevin spacey. it was unfair for the crew of the film and the backlash that was generated, but one person has the power to taint a project for everyone involved. since when was life fair?
personally, i don't mind that capcom is keeping the track. i will play the game regardless. but i am looking at this from a pr standpoint and they have only cleaned up this mess 50% as it stands so why bother at all?
@Porco Is it possible for Capcom to drop the bandname suicide silence from the credits and just individually credit the band members via their real name? Suicide Silence is not mainstream and majority of the public doesn't know them individually, if it was up to me I'd just roll out their individual names in the credits to save myself from the whole PR, problem. Excluding the alleged offender of course.
@Porco your example is basically the same thing. They replaced the actor like Capcom replaced the singer. They didn’t replace the entire cast.
@Circasurviver it's different since hermida is affiliated with the band and will reap monetary rewards since he owns a stake in the band.
@Porco even though they replaced Spacey, they still paid him per contract. Plummer’s pay and the reshoots were added to the budget, they didn’t simply take the money from Spacey and give it to Plummer. Do we know that the band didn’t have similar contract, and would get paid regardless if the song was used or not?
well, agree to disagree i guess. there is no right answer here, just personal opinion on the matter. at the end of the day, if capcom is willing to redo the lyrics, that means they are doing something to cover their ass as they know this could turn into bad pr... might as well go all the way with it and use a different track entirely is how i see it. but alas, everyone is free to think for themselves.
Well i see a lot of people say its true already. It wont be the first time something is not true. Well ill keep from judgement when he is conficted.
@Flaming_Kaiser Agreed. Innocent until proven guilty.
That goes for everyone, unless they have a substantial track record, in which case I'm inclined to consider the allegations very likely.
@Porco lol your example is totally the same thing, though 😂
The Game Awards trailer leaked by the way.
It seems everything is leaking, saves me the trouble of staying up till well after 1:30AM.
I've read the story, and I'm not sure he's actually done anything wrong.
She's Austrian, and the age of consent in Austria is 14.
The general age of consent in Austria is 14, as specified by Section 206 of the penal code. (The term unmündig is specified in Section 74 of the penal code.) Paragraph 4 of Section 206 defines a close-in-age exception of maximum three years.
However, Section 207b of the penal code contains an exception to the general age of consent: if one of the partners is younger than 16 years of age and "not sufficiently mature to understand the significance of the act", then the act is punishable.
The offence "initiating sexual contacts with minors under 14 through the use of computer system" is punishable by two years' imprisonment (Section 208a Penal Code).
In the US, it ranges from 16 to 18 depending on state.
She says that she was 16, almost 17, when this happened. Not what really springs to mind when the headlines scream "underage girl".
Is it creepy? Perhaps. Poor judgement? Probably. Illegal? Seems unlikely.
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