Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

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Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

Update (10:52 a.m. CT): Capcom has responded to our earlier inquiry with the following statement, confirming that their reason for pulling the trailer:

"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."

Update (9:05 p.m. CT): Instead of a Dante trailer, Capcom released the same trailer as Gamescom with an extra few lines of dialogue. The Dante portion has been edited to simply loop Nero's "Devil Trigger" again, which features vocalist Ali Edwards.

Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

about X hours ago from
Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

Update (10:52 a.m. CT): Capcom has responded to our earlier inquiry with the following statement, confirming that their reason for pulling the trailer:

"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."

Update (9:05 p.m. CT): Instead of a Dante trailer, Capcom released the same trailer as Gamescom with an extra few lines of dialogue. The Dante portion has been edited to simply loop Nero's "Devil Trigger" again, which features vocalist Ali Edwards.

NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

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NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

We're out at Tokyo Game Show and taking the time to visit with various Japanese developers. Today, we sat down with NIS President Sohei Niikawa and he dished about the company's future plans. NIS has earned its claim to fame with the Disgaea series, which recently brought its fifth entry to Switch and is set to launch Disgaea 1 Complete (a remaster of the first game) in just a few weeks on PS4 and Switch. Niikawa was candid about NIS' effort to stay in the game by not only developing more Disgaea games, but also creating new IP like the recent Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. Here's what he had to say about NIS's past, present, and future.

With Disgaea 5 Complete already hitting Switch, and another release in a few weeks with Disgaea 1 Complete, we couldn't help but ask if NIS has seen success on the platform and would like to continue developing on it. Niikawa seemed very open to making the Switch a part of NIS' future.

NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

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NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

We're out at Tokyo Game Show and taking the time to visit with various Japanese developers. Today, we sat down with NIS President Sohei Niikawa and he dished about the company's future plans. NIS has earned its claim to fame with the Disgaea series, which recently brought its fifth entry to Switch and is set to launch Disgaea 1 Complete (a remaster of the first game) in just a few weeks on PS4 and Switch. Niikawa was candid about NIS' effort to stay in the game by not only developing more Disgaea games, but also creating new IP like the recent Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. Here's what he had to say about NIS's past, present, and future.

With Disgaea 5 Complete already hitting Switch, and another release in a few weeks with Disgaea 1 Complete, we couldn't help but ask if NIS has seen success on the platform and would like to continue developing on it. Niikawa seemed very open to making the Switch a part of NIS' future.

Legendary Composer Nobuo Uematsu Ceases Work Due To Health Issues

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Legendary Composer Nobuo Uematsu Ceases Work Due To Health Issues

Nobuo Uematsu, the composer behind a number of Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger, and a host of other major RPGs in the past 30 years, has announced that he is ceasing his current work due to health problems.

Uematsu wrote about it on his blog, stating that he has been affected by a disease for a few years that has progressed to the point where he is unable to act at full capability. Rather than do subpar work, Uematsu is taking time to rest and reconsider whether future projects will be doable.

The composer declined to name the illness.

Legendary Composer Nobuo Uematsu Ceases Work Due To Health Issues

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Legendary Composer Nobuo Uematsu Ceases Work Due To Health Issues

Nobuo Uematsu, the composer behind a number of Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger, and a host of other major RPGs in the past 30 years, has announced that he is ceasing his current work due to health problems.

Uematsu wrote about it on his blog, stating that he has been affected by a disease for a few years that has progressed to the point where he is unable to act at full capability. Rather than do subpar work, Uematsu is taking time to rest and reconsider whether future projects will be doable.

The composer declined to name the illness.

Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

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Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

Capcom has been hinting for a little while now that a trailer for Dante, the oft-protagonist of the Devil May Cry series, would appear at Tokyo Games Show this year. This video, much like Nero's trailer at Gamescom, was likely to include his theme song from the new game, which Capcom released separately today. Dante's theme was titled "Subhuman" and performed by American deathcore band Suicide Silence.

The song conjures images of an old man Dante riding his motorcycle around an arena while cranking his heavy metal at the highest volume it can go.

The video was put up today on the Devil May Cry YouTube account, but was eventually pulled after fans started doing research into the band. Before too long, links were being passed along on social media that the band's vocalist having a relationship with, and sexually harassing, a 16-year-old fan for two years.

Symphony of the Night And Rondo Of Blood Possibly Coming To Modern Systems

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Symphony of the Night And Rondo Of Blood Possibly Coming To Modern Systems

Castlevania is celebrating its 32nd anniversary later this month, meaning that the series has an extensive and nostalgic history behind it. For many fans, the 1997 Symphony of the Night is a highlight of those three decades, and there are very few modern ways to play it. The latest release was included in the PSP remake Dracula X Chronicles, which technically makes it playable on the Vita, but otherwise there are few options.

According to a Korean Ratings Board listing indicates that might not be the case for too long, however, as a game titled Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood has been rated for PlayStation 4. Judging from the title, the collection would include 1996's Symphony of the Night and its more action-oriented predecessor Rondo of Blood.

The Korean Ratings Board is a pretty useful indicator of games that are coming up but have not yet been announced. Earlier today, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was listed for PlayStation 4, while previous listings accurately revealed Assassin's Creed Rogue HD and Fortnite on Switch to name a few.

Dark Souls Remastered Beta On Switch This Weekend

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Dark Souls Remastered Beta On Switch This Weekend

Can't wait until October to play Dark Souls Remastered on your Nintendo Switch? Good news! From Software and Bandai Namco announced a network test for this weekend. Play through the Undead Parish area to your heart's content.  

As Bandai Namco's tweet mentions, the test will be running Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5 PM to 9 PM PDT. If you would like to play, subscribe to the Nintendo Online service and download the client download on the Nintendo eShop today. Keep in mind, that you will start from scratch when the game releases next month since none of your save data will be kept. 

Dark Souls Remastered on the Switch will include all the content released on other console versions earlier in May. It boasts a locked 30fps and 1080p and 720p resolution when docked or on the go respectively.

Dark Souls Remastered Beta On Switch This Weekend

about X hours ago from
Dark Souls Remastered Beta On Switch This Weekend

Can't wait until October to play Dark Souls Remastered on your Nintendo Switch? Good news! From Software and Bandai Namco announced a network test for this weekend. Play through the Undead Parish area to your heart's content.  

As Bandai Namco's tweet mentions, the test will be running Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5 PM to 9 PM PDT. If you would like to play, subscribe to the Nintendo Online service and download the client download on the Nintendo eShop today. Keep in mind, that you will start from scratch when the game releases next month since none of your save data will be kept. 

Dark Souls Remastered on the Switch will include all the content released on other console versions earlier in May. It boasts a locked 30fps and 1080p and 720p resolution when docked or on the go respectively.