Resident Evil 5 PlayStation Move Hands-On

We went hands-on with the new motion-controller-enabled version of Resident Evil 5.

Resident Evil 5 will be over 18 months old by the time PlayStation Move arrives, but the game is bound to get a new lease on life in November when Sony's motion controller launches. Owners of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition will receive the Move update for free over the PlayStation Network as soon as it hits stores, but we got to put it through its paces early at this year's E3.

The E3 demo featured the same section of gameplay as the demo released for the original game and takes place roughly at the beginning of the story. This section is combat-heavy, making it a perfect place to test out the Move controls, but it's worth noting that the entire game will be playable with the Move. You'll also still be able to play the game in co-op with another person using the standard DualShock 3 controller.

The controls are fairly simple and will be familiar to players of the game. You can opt to aim using the trigger on the main Move controller or the navigation controller, at which point you wave the motion controller around to aim. While aiming, you then use the Move button to fire and shake the controller to reload. When you're not aiming, a shake of the remote will result in a swipe of your knife, and it can also fend off a close-up zombie attack.

The Move support worked well, and while it took some getting used to, we were enjoying the new system by the end of the demo. Move support will be available only for owners of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition on the PlayStation 3. Capcom states that the game was rebuilt for this edition to allow for the update, so Move support is impossible for the original game. The update will arrive when the Move launches, which is currently scheduled for September 15 in Europe and September 19 in North America.

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14 comments
VilandasUK
VilandasUK

Well I might try this one out but the series are getting boring by the minute. It started as a survival game and I think it will finish as an action game :( I would much prefer Survival series than Action series

_mumbles_
_mumbles_

I've got the Gold Edition so this is pretty much the only game I look forward to playing when I get the Move and sub-controller.

hiryu3
hiryu3

darn it I bought the other dlc now I got to buy another disc just for move support. I wonder how much i will get on a RE5 original trade in

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Yet more proof that PS move is also for hardcore gamers! Games like Resident Evil 5, SOCOM4, Killzone 3, and DeadSpace Extraction prove PS move is for hardcore gamers just as much as casual gamers. Great to see Sony not dropping the hardcore fanbase and instead giving them more options!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Oh... I own the original. That's kind of annoying but I suppose it means I'll be playing new games instead of going back to an old one. Still, would have been nice to feel like I was playing RE4 Wii again.

digilobe
digilobe

I waited for this "Move" update a long time! It's finally arriving here soon. I don't mind controlling the characters using a standard controller, but it will be a lot more enjoyable with motion sensor controllers. I have really enjoyed RE4 on Wii, and I'm still enjoying RE5 Gold Edition. I look forward to PS Move!

Nakor
Nakor

Cool I loved RE5. Not quite sure why some critics were so hard on it. RE4 on Wii was great so hopefully this will be too. I own RE5 for the 360 but this is at least a rental, if not a buy for me.

lozvil
lozvil

i dont think it's true that this is not compatible with the original game, capcom just did it on purpose i think, they just want us to buy the gold edition. :( :) peace capcom...

Freethinker101
Freethinker101

Resident Evil 4 was brilliant on the Wii!! So hopfully this will be just as good.

SprSynJn
SprSynJn

fallenroseangel, you are not. I purchased the Alternative Edition and am looking forward to playing it with the Move. To me it is one of the best games to start with the new controller.

1407
1407

yup . a must have.

Maxim_Bryant
Maxim_Bryant

I'm probably the only girl excited about this. Go me!