Resident Evil 5 to support PS3 motion control

TGS 2009: "Alternative Edition" of Capcom's horror survival game to arrive next spring with motion-control support; Xbox 360 variant also announced.

TOKYO--Capcom's latest survival horror shooter Resident Evil 5 has seen ample success this year, selling 5 million units as of the publisher's last accounting. At Capcom's press conference during the Tokyo Game Show today, Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata unveiled that a new version of the horror survival game is currently in development.

Yes, but will it be coming to America?

Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition is currently slated to arrive in Japan on the PlayStation 3 this spring, under the title Biohazard 5: Alternate Edition. Notably, the game will support Sony's new EyeToy-compatible motion controller, which reports indicate will launch in March.

Capcom hinted that an Xbox 360 edition of the game is also planned. "In regards to the Xbox 360, a lot of fans have enjoyed the game on the console. So we are working to release the additional content in another format, as a product." Project lead Miho Suzuki did not mention if the title was one of the Project Natal games that Capcom is currently developing.

The biggest change from the original Resident Evil 5 is that Alternative Edition will feature game controls that make use of Sony's recently announced motion controller. For series fans, another big change is the addition of a new episode featuring Chris and Jill. The episode will be based on the flashback scene from the original RE5, where the two characters infiltrate the Spencer estate in Europe.

"It was a key incident in Resident Evil 5, but it was only there as a flashback scene," Miho said. "In Alternative Edition, you'll actually be able to play through it. We had a lot of requests from fans about it."

Suzuki said that Alternative Edition is currently slated only for Japan. Capcom's North American representatives had not responded to requests for additional comment as of press time.

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Claidheamb_mor
Claidheamb_mor

I would like to play the new bonus edition with the standard Resi 5 controls, not the EyeToy. It may end up playing a bit like Resident Evil 4 for the Wii, which I thought was pretty good, but still far too imprecise in comparison to the sturdy Gamecube pad. :D

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

I hope that the Main Game contains a LOT more enemies swarming around you just like they were in the previous trailers. Playing the actual game, it would only be like three against one, not a mob against you as the clips had indicated

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

I really hope they'll release a DLC with that particular content. I've just bought the PC version, finding out another version with extra content will be sold, is unacceptable.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

Hopefully they will be fixing the AI and let you walk and shot at the same time! Think it would make for alot more fun, and bring back the speacial weapons from the GameCube Resident Evil Remake where you got the zombies with a knife for Jill and grenade for Chris repectably.

Yossi1007
Yossi1007

loopy 101 ur the only one that want a wii crappy edition of re5 it will ruin the game all the spacial about re5 is the gfx and gameplay that what the wii dont have enough power for i hate the wii i played i puke from the remakes only the brawl is good oh and excite bots and if they make cod wii like controll(cross hair can move along screen{thought about it for 6 years}) for the pc it will rock it wil give u the little tuneto the head w/o having to spin the whole screen/camera.

9thedevilmaycry
9thedevilmaycry

how the hell is re 5 going to use motion control? just ether buy re4 or re5 WITHOUT motion control. it will be cheaper. the thing i want in it is the flashback scene

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

If only Capcom hadn't become so greedy I would not regret buying their games, but they are so good I can't help it. If they unlock the vs mode and sell it for 50 bucks then I'm selling my old copy of RE5 and buying this one.

Dumper1
Dumper1

Screw motion control, sort out the AI instead.

Halcalix
Halcalix

This reminds me... I still have to complete RE5!

Nemesis69-
Nemesis69-

It seems like I will get RE5 after all, even though I think it sucks. D*mm u capcom.

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

i'll wait for the pricing and review to make my decision...

re4leonkennedy
re4leonkennedy

Even though I won't be buying this when it comes out, it is still a good sign to see top-notch producers like capcom will support the new motion controlled devices.

loopy_101
loopy_101

Why don't they just develop a Wii version already? :P I know I'm not the only one who wants it to happen...

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

I wonder if motion controls is what it will take to get me interested in the horror survival games. I would never speak ill of them but the RE series, Left4Dead and Dead Space weren't my thing but thats just me. Im sure they have interesting story lines and cinematics so I guess Im I'll use this game to find out. Im also curious how interested I am in playing any full length game with motion controls, seems more like a multiplayer thing to me I can only imagine whether or not Id enjoy something like Batman: AA or Infamous with this, how they could pull it off would blow my mind to be quite frank.

anzelm
anzelm

I hope that extra level will be available as dlc for us that have go the game and don't need that motion support stuff to enjoy a game. Otherwise I totally agree with snarple_basic

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Why release DLC when we can just Double Dip!!!!! Is it me or are all Game Publishers starting to be greedy a$$ holes???

Lisandro_v22
Lisandro_v22

I have to say that RE4 for wii was more enjoyable than the original, but not enough to justify buying it twice, it will be just the same with re5, they should just release it as a download add on, I doubt they will change the controls they will just be ported to the sonymote

Detrun
Detrun

If they don't release the part "where the two characters infiltrate the Spencer estate in Europe" as DLC it will make a lot of fans of the game very unhappy.

Rains_MD
Rains_MD

meh, sounds like a rental for me, not enough content to purchase again

jamesAboy19
jamesAboy19

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WoolyBoo
WoolyBoo

I never bought RE5 even though I liked the demo. This will certainly encourage me to buy it. I feel sorry for those who have already played it without motion control, as there is nothing new for them. However there is no need for people to start complaining about it. No one is forcing you to buy the game. You know what you are getting if you buy the alternative version of this game, so don't moan if Capcom have found an easy way of making more money. They don't make games just to please videogamers.

cm018b2391
cm018b2391

resi 5 is a good game, but surely this is exactly the same game in a new box with some slightly iffy motion control options... wiggle controller ... if there are new missions, lets have them as dlc.. for free perhaps!

padzstarr458
padzstarr458

hold on capcom im bending over now,thats it slide it on in there.i will not pay another 50 quid for the same game with some motion control and a tapped on outtake.criminals

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i have re 5 already but good for people who don't.

Darkman2007
Darkman2007

I will stick wih my normal copy of RE5, im just fine with a normal controller

cyw1988
cyw1988

Ughh... Hopefully they release the new episode as DLC for those of us who actually did bother to queue up on release day... Say "no" to unethical milking of consumers

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Sorry Capcom but not this time. In my ignorant youth you had me buying the same game over again but not anymore. My current copy of RE5 is just fine.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

for people who haven't bought the game yet like me this is great. hopefully they'll release it for existing owners of the game as a patch or DLC.

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

Release a patch with the extra episode and charge for it... not the whole game capcom... Would be really happy to play that European setting at night. Make it well long do and very RE4 with a new touch and twist ;)

snake289
snake289

Extra chapter free for people who already have the game kthx Capcom.

waleedsmz
waleedsmz

the last thing I would do is buying a game again... Even if I would enter the game and play in it.. I won't buy it again just because of this crappy motion controller and a jill mission? I mean wth was capcom thinking?! seriously! I think the xbox is way too ahead of the ps3... and I'm so sad for that.. I just have a ps3... and I think it has much better potential... why do they bother making games on xbox and ignoring ps3 :S... I mean seriously there is no more good exclusives for it? even ffxiii and ffxiv the first share with xbox and the other with pc :S.. god of war 3 looks just like 2 ... the only good exculsive was metal gear... nothing more.. Please sony please focus on new stuff not buying an old game again :S

KreepLX
KreepLX

Why is this boring article still here?!?!?!

jakeclout0
jakeclout0

Games dont need motion control, there are controllers for a reason!

SonyIsh6Fotta
SonyIsh6Fotta

I hope they put out a patch for dopes like me that already bought the game

nini200
nini200

Yet another trend the Wii has started and others take credit for. Good job anyway Sony.

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

Sounds pretty lame. I liked RE:5 but the LAST thing I want is motion control. An extra chapter in DLC form could be cool though. I am sure like most of you, RE:5 is a distant memory. Next........

raith616
raith616

this is getting tired just how many games re-release with a "game of the year edition" (seemingly there are lots of game of the years!?) either dlc or at least put enough effort in to make a full game, even odst length with a multiplayer. i like my shiny tin capcom you bunch of losers i dont wanna have to buy a whole new game for one chapter, have a look at the market before you alienate the gamer community

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

I take it the 6 in spotty's name represents his age in which case I'm not at all surprised by his comments.

Lable1985
Lable1985

As RE4 wii edition provided years ago RE works best when its using motion controls, but since the wii was just a game cube with motion control tech it can't handle RE5. So lets all hope this version makes RE5 an awsome game rather than monstrous pile of ****.

Lable1985
Lable1985

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mcuth
mcuth

Yeah, but RE5 sucked. Worst game in the series.

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

@spotty6 that's bullcrap you are a hypocrite look at yourself you're a fanboy and you talk like a 10 year old as well

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

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ThaBosjesman
ThaBosjesman

Can't you stupid baby fanboys focus on commenting on the games instead of whining all the time about which console is best!!

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

@spotty6

I ditched 360 as well and I think the PS3 is better (that's just my opinion), but the 360 is very likable and has alot to offer. And Natal might be a big thing if Microsoft and developers try to think past the casual gamers and offer some great games for hardcore gamers. You shouldn't talk down like that to others. I agree with you that the 360 isn't as good as the PS3, but it's good to keep an open mind about things. You're proving you're just as bad as Xbox fanboys by acting like that.