Capcom has revealed some new details about Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition, the controller/motion-controlled version of Resident Evil 5 that Sony demoed during Tokyo Game Show. According to Famitsu (via IGN), the new standalone, motion-wand compatible title will also feature a new story chapter that will follow Chris Redfield and RE vet Jill Valentine during a mission set three years before RE5.
Capcom says that the new chapter, which was originally part of RE5 until it was cut due to narrative conflicts, will last about two hours, and will be more horror-focused than RE5. The new edition, and the new chapter, will be online compatible with the original game, so co-op and versus fans can rest assured.
Now, I don’t know about you, but from what I saw of the gameplay demo during TGS, using a wand and a PS3 controller seems like a very uncomfortable and awkward experience. I mean, the game is already clunky enough with just a standard controller. Then again, maybe the game will benefit greatly from the addition of the motion controller. Time will tell.
Capcom also revealed that RE5: Alternative Edition will be making its way onto the Xbox 360 sometime down the road. Considering the game is getting motion controls for the PS3, it’s not too far fetched to assume that Capcom will eventually release a version of the game that incorporates Project Natal support. But again, time will tell.
What do you think of this motion control wand/controller hybrid scheme? Do you see yourself paying for a two hour tech demo around the time when full-blown Sony motion control games will, assumingly, be hitting the market?