Capcom "truly surprised" by Onimusha composer's admission

Fresh allegations suggest Capcom knew he wasn't completely deaf.

Capcom has claimed it was "truly surprised" by Onimusha composer Mamoru Samuragochi's admission that he isn't completely deaf and paid someone to write the music he had claimed to be his own.

Yesterday Samuragochi, the composer who worked for Capcom on the soundtrack to Resident Evil: Director's Cut and Onimusha, admitted his hearing loss is partly fake - and allegations are coming out of Japan that suggest Capcom knew this all along.

But in a statement to Eurogamer Capcom denied this claim, and said it won't take action against the embattled composer.

"We at Capcom were truly surprised by Samuragochi's recent admission," a Capcom spokesperson said. "However, as both soundtracks involved are no longer in circulation, we have no plans to take action of any kind."

Earlier this week Samuragochi admitted he had paid someone to write the music he had claimed to be his own, including the soundtrack to one of the Resident Evil: Director's Cut versions and the first Onimusha game.

Yesterday Samuragochi issued a new statement through his lawyers in which he insisted his hearing had improved over the last three years.

"It has recovered to the level where I can sometimes grasp words when someone speaks clearly and slowly close to my ears, though the sounds are still muffled and skewed," the statement said, as reported by the New York Times.

The 50-year-old composer had claimed he lost all hearing in both ears at age 35.

Now Nippon TV (via Kotaku) has reported on claims from a source at a Japanese game developer that Samuragochi's lack of complete deafness was "an unspoken understanding among everyone in the company".

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