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Sony Motion Controls Coming to Resident Evil 5, LittleBigPlanet

LBP to get a patch, RE5 to get a whole new edition next year.

Though the Sony keynote was a bit of a bust for information-hungry game fans, the press conference the company ran shortly afterwards had a bit more meat to it. According to liveblogs from G4 and Kotaku, Sony made a few key announcements during its press conference. For starters, Gran Turismo 5 is now on for March 2010, at least in Japan.

But the more interesting portion has to do with Sony's motion controller. Set to be released in the Spring, the motion controller will be usable with LittleBigPlanet. It sounds like a patch is going into LBP that will add a point-and-click sort of option. Maybe this'll make level editing easier while adding some Super Mario Galaxy type of cooperative play?

Resident Evil 5 will also have motion controller support, but this won't be a patch. Instead, it'll be a whole new release known as Resident Evil 5: Director's Cut. Capcom's Jun Takeuchi was on stage to debut the new version of the game, and those on-hand seem to universally describe it as similar to the Wii release of Resident Evil 4.

A voice actress from Resident Evil 5 recently made comment about going back in to record new dialogue for an RE5 update, so it seems safe to assume that there will be more to this update than control changes.

Weirdly enough, Sony opted to not offer a live translation of this press conference for English speakers, so some of the coverage out there right now is a little dicey in spots. The liveblogs at Kotaku and G4 seem to be the most together of the lot, so give them a look for more details.

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Edited by skrutop

If you swipe the controller from left to right, does it give Sheva a backhand for using all the health sprays?

Posted by Bubahula

jeff has a wii. this is odd

Posted by Willy105

The revolution continues.....
To think a few years ago, they were laughing at the idea of motion controls.
I myself don't like them being implemented mid way thru a console generation. The Wiimote was so successful because it was the standard way to play. Natal and the Wand are just add-ons.
They will have to go full force on this, or it's future is debatable. At least until next-gen.

Posted by Bigandtasty

LBP sounds alright. RE5 director's

Posted by Killroycantkill

Does this mean that the new RE5 will have the same trophies again? The ones in RE5 wern't that hard to get platinum in... hmmm might rent it to get achivments twice.
Edited by Shuborno

It's pretty cool they are rolling this out so soon, but honestly, I prefer a controller.
For example, Wii Sports Resort and Super Mario Galaxy are extremely well put-together games, but I barely ever touch them because I always opt for 360.
This looks cool the same way Natal looks cool, but I don't know if this generation is when people are going to switch over to a new control scheme for their main HD console.

Posted by Claude

Man, I can just taste Tiger Woods with this device. Yeah, tastes good.

Posted by CitizenKane

I'm not sold on Sony's motion controller.  Probably because I don't care too much for the Wii's controller or motion controllers is general. 

Posted by ninjakiller

I never play my Wii, so If the motion controls become ubiquitous on PS3 I'll never play it either.  I'll just become a PC gamer again.

Posted by DFILL450
It won't. its just an add on to compete with the wii probably. and natal
Posted by AjayRaz
@skrutop said:
" If you swipe the controller from left to right, does it give Sheva a backhand for using all the health sprays? "
i am liking this idea 
Posted by RHCPfan24

A rerelease of Resident Evil 5? No thanks, I found the first one underwhelming already.

Edited by MeatSim

I don't need anymore Resident Evil 5.

Posted by FunExplosions

Mmm Resident Evil 5: Director's Cut. I like the sound of that.

Posted by Akeldama
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" Why? the sixaxis motion controls blow... "
where in that keynote did you see sixaxis?
Posted by Meteora

I apologize for my ignorance, but how can the motion control work well for moving around or turning your character around? I'm confuzzled about how that will work.
Also GT5 in March 2010! Well, in Japan that is. I kind of hate it when games are released regionally or locally in one place then you have to wait for how many damn months before its shipped overseas. I don't have to do much waiting since I don't even have a PS3 though.

Posted by Media_Master

I'll hold out for the directors cut of RE5 because RE4 motion controls were nice, so ps3 motion controls should be VERY nice.

Posted by Andorski

So I'm assuming that there will be a way to navigate through 3D worlds with Sony's motion wands?  Like a analog joystick on the control, or a Nunchuck-like attachment?

Edited by regularassmilk


Posted by jillBSAA

it is ps3 only shame because i am an xbox 360 and wii owner looks like i wont be getting it then :-(