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


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.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.