Resident Evil: Revelations Will Not Support Wii Remote And Nunchuk On Wii U

By Ishaan . February 12, 2013 . 10:45am

Resident Evil 4 is available on many consoles, but the Wii version of the game has fantastic controls that make use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk for aiming and movement. Similarly, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition supports Sony’s PlayStation Move controller on the PlayStation 3.


Since Nintendo’s new Wii U console can use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers as well, some developers have been including support for those in their shooters. For example, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U allows one to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as an optional control scheme, as does Pikmin 3.


Unfortunately, Resident Evil: Revelations, which is headed to the Wii U—alongside PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions—will not allow for Wii Remote pointer controls.


Capcom’s Mike Lumm confirmed on the company forums: “Unfortunately [Revelations] is only supported by the Wii-U gamepad at the moment. We’re doing what we can to get the new classic controller compatibility, but the game’s not setup to track motions from the wii-remote at this time.”


Hopefully, the “at this time” indicates that Capcom will be willing to patch Wii Remote—and PlayStation Move support if it isn’t included—into the Wii U and PlayStation 3 versions of the game at a later date.


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  • Armane

    Next they’ll be saying they don’t allow you to use the new classic controller and the WiiU touchscreen at the same time. And what about the old classic controller?

  • Tails the Foxhound

    For some reason I wasn’t even expecting that it would, but now that I think about it it’s kind of upsetting. Meh, yeah hopefully it gets patched in but no skin of my bones if it doesn’t.

    • Wake

      Same here. I really wanted that Wiimote/Nunchuk support but I wasn’t expecting it. Well, I hope they do something cool with the gamepad.

  • ronin4life

    But Why would it? This is obviously a Direct port of the 3ds game, which had only classic button controls.

    • By that logic, the PC version should only support an Xbox 360 gamepad, and no keyboard/mouse.

      • ronin4life

        To this I have 2 responses:

        1st, Keyboard(edit:and mouse… oops. >.<) is THE control method, just like the respective game pads. It has to be used.

        And 2nd; there's also a PC version? O.o

        • Yes, there is. And I’m sure it won’t require you to aim by pressing keys on the keyboard. :P

          • DesmaX

            True, RE4 PC was bad enough

          • ronin4life

            What I mean is, they obviously aren’t interested in making the game “Better” than it was on 3ds: just a solid port of the base content. The general lack of new stuff seemed proof of this.

            So, if status quo is the intent, then controls would be so as well. The basic input method per console and nothing more. This isn’t “Resident Evil: Revelations HD SUPER”, just RE:R on home consoles.

            Additional stuff being added later in updates and stuff isn’t out of the question in my mind, but was never the point when the project was started.

            “Aiming by pressing keys” *shudder* that does sound dreadful for this kind of game…>.>

  • Sion Cruz

    Thank god!

  • gsnap


  • Elvick

    Gee, you think? Capcom can’t even add 3D to the PS3, or any other system capable. Why would they bother to put in any real effort into this game’s bajillion ports?

  • I don’t know how people managed the tank controls in RE4. I struggled with it big time. Wouldn’t have played RE5 if it weren’t for PlayStation Move, which addresses the control issues in every way possible. I know RE6 has a new control system but I still think that game deserves move support. It’d definitely be upsetting if Revelations doesn’t get Move support in the end, considering how similar the control structure is with the previous titles.

    And I’m not one to care for 3D, seeing how I don’t own a 3D TV but I find it a missed opportunity that the 3DS has it while the PS3 version won’t.

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