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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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