Final Fantasy VII Remake and Devil May Cry 5 Voice Actor Brad Venable Has Passed Away
Brad Venable, who voiced in many videogames such as Devil May Cry 5, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and more, has recently passed away.
Brad Venable, a prolific videogame and anime voice actor who played V’s familiar Griffon in Devil May Cry 5, recently passed away. Following his wife’s permission family, friends, and other members of the voice acting community made the new public on January 8th with tributes and personal memories:
You saw the best in all of us and brought it out. You treated me like family, and called me your little brother. You motivated & inspired us. Our bond & friendship these past few years is something I will treasure forever. I love you @bradvenable I miss you brother ❤️ pic.twitter.com/URPRVRgPro
— Brian Olvera @ Home Studio (@LiveStudioBrian) January 8, 2021
Very sad to have lost one of the nicest and most giving talents in the voiceover business. @bradvenable was a sweetheart of a man and would help you with anything you needed. Ridiculously talented and a real treasure. R.I.P. Brad. I will miss our chats. #voiceovers #voiceover
— Terry Daniel (@voiceoversbytd) January 8, 2021
If you didn't know @bradvenable, you were missing out. He was kind to every single person he knew. I don't think he gave himself the credit he deserved, but he was always there to be supportive of his colleagues, no matter what stage they were at in their career.
— Erica Mendez (@tsunderica) January 8, 2021
Venable not only played in Devil May Cry 5, but also had roles in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold Wars, the recent Demon’s Souls remake, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, Serious Sam 4, and Final Fantasy VII Remake. In anime, he played Daz in the English dub of Attack on Titan, and played roles in My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, and Dragon Ball Super.
He was 43 at the time of his passing and no cause of death has been released as of this time of writing. Our thoughts are with Venable’s friends and family at this very sad time.
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition dropped digitally on November 10th for Xbox Series X and November 12th on PS5. The physical version released on December 1st. Players will also have the option to turn up the difficulty with Legendary Dark Knight mode. This new horde mode will give even the most hardened devil hunter a run for their money. Players can also enable Turbo mode, which makes the whole gameplay at 1.2x speed, upping the on-screen insanity.
Of course, alongside the new content are several visual and technical improvements for PS5 and Xbox Series X. DMC5SE features ray-tracing support on the new consoles (except on Series S) and has greatly increased frame rates. There’s also the huge improvement both consoles have made to loading times via their SSDs. Back in February of last year, nearly one year after launching, Devil May Cry 5 was already the best-selling game in the series’ history, according to Capcom. This information was released through Capcom’s official website where the total number of copies of Devil May Cry 5 that have been sold was stated at the time to be 3.1 million. This just slightly surpassed that of Devil May Cry 4, which currently sits right at 3.0 million.