Is Resident Evil 5: Alternate Edition The Same As Director’s Cut?

By Ishaan . September 25, 2009 . 1:16pm



At TGS, Capcom showed off a Resident Evil 5: Alternate Edition being controlled with Sony’s motion wand, similar to Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition. The catch is that, at least at present, you control movement by holding the Dualshock 3 in your free hand, which sounds rather clumsy.


More interesting was producer Jun Takeuchi’s hint at Resident Evil 5: Alternate Edition featuring extra content. It is likely this is the same as the Director’s Cut edition that was mentioned earlier and this video from fansite Biohaze seems to confirm it. It sounds like a great way to get people to buy the game again. The question is, will Capcom also release the extra content via DLC?


It certainly makes sense for them to do so or Xbox 360 owners would be left out of the loop. Resident Evil 5: Alternate Edition has a Spring 2010 release date, which is around the same time that Sony’s motion wand will debut at retail.


For people wondering what some of the extra content could be, we already know it features Jill in some way. A few months ago, a ton of beta concept art from the Biohazard 5 Official Art Works book made its way onto the web. One scene involved Wesker carrying an unconscious Jill and another featured what seems to be her teaming up with Chris while Sheva gets taken captive.


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  • ECM

    The motion controller ‘solution’ is about the worst thing I’ve ever heard, so my question is: is Nintendo’s patent on the nunchuck solution so ironclad that Sony would get sued, post-haste, for infringing it, or, is it simply Sony being extremely cost-conscious at the risk of making its implementation sub-optimal w/ exactly the crowd that has screamed about the (perceived) evils of the Wiimote for the past 3 years?

  • thebanditking

    Not sure why they did not just make an attachment either, I tried holding the DS3 the other day with just my left hand and while its “possible” I dont know how comfortable it will be. I am no fan of the Wii-mote, in fact I hate it. All my Wii games use the classic/Gamecube controller with the exception of RE:Umbrella chronicles, but I don’t think this is a good solution either. Still they could be working on a seperate attachment that we just have not seen yet.

    Also I think this will be put up as DLC for both 360 and regualr PS3 ver. owners but will be released as a “new” print on disc only for PS3. The reason I think that is a few months back Capcom put up their forcasted release data and there were two extra PS3 games listed (Xbox had 12 planned releases and PS3 had 14 or 15) which with Sengoku Basara 3 being one, RE5’s seperate motion control release would make sense to be the other.

    • jarrodand

      I wouldn’t read too deep into IR forecasts, they’re usually separated by SKU and region. For example those two extra PS3 “games” could just be US and JP versions of Basara 3.

      Personally, I think the dual handed Wiimote+nunchuck may be the most comfortable controller yet. I think it’s something about being able to keep both arms at a more relaxed “resting” distance, but it makes it hard to go back to a crowded pad or handheld. I even prefer it for games that can be played on a normal pad usually (Mario Kart, Smash Bros, etc).

  • Mangalho

    PS3…. no wii or wand stupd stufff…. i am getting fed up with umbrella’s chronicles and darkside chronicles for S*** wii.

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