Motion Controller Delay Won't Affect RE5 "Gold Edition"
Sony's potentially revolutionary motion sensing technology won't arrive until the fall; it's the company's wish to wait until more software will be available for the new controller.
But one game that was supposed to be compatible was Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition or the "Gold Edition," as it will be known here in North America. At last year's Tokyo Game Show, it was confirmed that this updated version of last year's survival/horror zombiefest would feature support for the new motion controller...but now, with the controller delayed until fall, how does this affect the new RE? Well, it doesn't, really. According to what Capcom told Joystiq, the new RE5 edition remains on track to be released on March 9 in the US:
"Capcom has not announced any compatibility between Sony's motion controller and Resident Evil 5 in North America. The release of this product will be unaffected by the delay in our territory and is still on track for a March 9 release with the individual pieces of downloadable content released prior."
Now, as Joystiq points out, this doesn't answer a bunch of other questions: will it still be featured in the Japanese Alternative Edition? Will it arrive as a patch later? Is Capcom just passing on the idea entirely? Well, regardless of the answers, the "Gold Edition" will still be ready to go in March as a downloadable title in the US. If you never got the chance to play RE5, perhaps it's an excellent option.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
1/22/2010 10:17:44 AM Ben Dutka