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PlayStation Move hands-on: Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Jul 26, 2010 // Senior Manager, Social Media

At last week’s PlayStation event in NYC, I was pleased to see Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition make an appearance — complete with the new PlayStation Move control scheme.

I grabbed a PlayStation Move and a Navigation Controller and dove into a combat sequence several chapters into the game. Several details quickly became apparent:

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition for PS3 and PlayStation MoveResident Evil 5: Gold Edition for PS3 and PlayStation Move

Aiming is much, much easier. I was able to pop headshots, even at long ranges, with impressive accuracy using the PlayStation Move’s reticule aiming. You move your character with an analog stick (via the Navigation Controller or a DualShock 3), then squeeze the trigger on the PlayStation Move to draw your weapon. Once your shot is lined up, you press the Move button with your thumb to fire the shot. Easy!

From what I played, the new PlayStation Move aiming controls will be a big help to players who had difficulty adjusting to Resident Evil 5’s default analog stick control scheme.

Knifing is easier, too. In the original version of Resident Evil 5, swinging your knife was a two-step process: you pressed and held one button to ready the knife, and another to swing it. But using PlayStation Move, you can “waggle” the motion controller to immediately swing the knife at any time. It’s handier in a pinch, and makes close-quarters battles feel faster and deadlier. It’s also easier to smash open crates and barrels to find those all-important healing herbs.

Reloading works through a similar process: you pull the trigger to ready your weapon, then “waggle” the PlayStation Move control to reload. These tweaks make the game feel faster and nimbler, freeing up precious seconds during heated combat sequences.

Chris and Sheva are more maneuverable. By shifting the run button to the left-hand Navigation Controller (or a DualShock 3), Resident Evil 5 frees up your right hand for aiming and knifing. This has a liberating effect on the game’s pacing by encouraging more hit-and-run tactics — a must when battling tough bosses such as the chainsaw-wielding Majini. Much like the other enhancements to the PlayStation Move control scheme, this makes playing Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition a nimbler, easier process.

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition for PS3 and PlayStation Move

If you already own a copy of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition for your PS3, you’ll be able to download a free patch close to the launch of the PlayStation Move (September 19th in North America) to enable the new motion-control scheme. This will only work with RE5 copies labeled “Gold Edition” — the original version of RE5 won’t be receiving the patch, for technical reasons.

Moving forward, all new “Gold Edition” versions of Resident Evil 5 that hit store shelves after the launch of PlayStation Move will come with PlayStation Move support included on the disc. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition also comes with all the DLC add-ons, including the new “Desperate Escape” and “Lost in Nightmares” scenarios, as standard features.

Have any other questions about Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition’s new PlayStation Move control scheme? Ask away in the comments and I’ll see what I can dig up.

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+ Krakn3dfx on July 27th, 2010 at 8:35 am said:

And I have to LOL at the “different code” approach to making people rebuy the same game. Well played Capcom, but I’m not one to be suckered with.


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+ gentlepie on July 27th, 2010 at 12:35 pm said:

I too bought the original edition when it first came out. I will not be buying the gold edition. I will not buy the Move, at least for a while.


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+ Senju_Karim on July 27th, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

Cool just bought the Gold Edition (and SSF4) and thinking about getting the move bundle. Still not sure if that type of control is for me but I like the consideration for hardcore gamers Sony is doing.

Now convinced Capcom to make a next gen Okami PLEASE!!! Seeing Amaterasu in MvC3 got me hyped…then depressed again. Please bring Okami 2 to PS3. PLEASE! No seriously, you don;t understand how great Okami is and how much I played that game. Clover studios…why! :(


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+ alfian2 on July 27th, 2010 at 6:34 pm said:

I realy wanted to play the game with Move but im not going to buy the game again.

please do something capcom!!!


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+ ZeR0wn3D on July 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm said:

Yea just like the SF4 DLC and SSF4, ill take my moded outfits on the pc version of SF4 over this “UNLOCK” key DLC which i like to refer to as Download Cuts


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+ SAVAGE_11 on July 28th, 2010 at 3:47 am said:

what a b.s. story, memory resources, if the engine is in deed a updated one you could easily install that engine update as well.
this has been done numerous times,

it’s what you call an update!!!

do you guys really think were like 5 years old or something??
it’s about money plain and simple.

NOT BUYING IT!!!!!


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+ EggySong85 on July 31st, 2010 at 2:04 pm said:

This will probably be the first game I get for move… It’s a shame that since I have a ps eye already I’ll still have to pay $100 just for a move and 1 game, when new purchasers get a move, game, & eye. Unless there is a move + game bundle that comes out, I will most likely get the starter bundle, sell the eye to a friend, and use that cash on RE5… I would still be paying a little more, but I would be saving cash on a second game.


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+ undeadlegion on July 31st, 2010 at 3:52 pm said:

Thank you Joveth for explaining the situation.

Many people don’t understand that there is too much in the original game that needs to be changed in order to add move support.

I think if you could work out a move bundle with the gold edition you would see a lot of success and a lot less frustration.

I have the original and I would definitely buy a gold edition bundle.


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+ wmson59 on July 31st, 2010 at 9:36 pm said:

when and where can I buy just the move?


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+ rnldrc22 on August 1st, 2010 at 10:01 pm said:

Too bad Move doesnt work with the Normal edition…. i wont be buying the gold edition just for the Move! thats really unfair to those who bought the normal edition like me :( It would be so easy to upload a patch to the normal edition enabling Move if they wanted to.


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+ rnldrc22 on August 1st, 2010 at 10:02 pm said:

i agree with SAVAGE_11, all about money


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+ kissfan76 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

Wow I didnt know so many PS3 owners were cry babies. You bought RE5 early get over it. early adaptors loose out, we always do. Look at lots of the early adaptors for the PS3. Half of them if not more are dead and we had to buy a slim version. I waited for the G.E cause I knew it was going to be a bargin just like GOTY editions. You get all the DLC for the same price of the original or cheaper. I waited and got the GE for 29.99 at Gamestop when they had $10 off. And at E3 this year it was clearly stated that Move would be compatible with the G.E only so dont act so suprized. So stop complaining. And as for The newer games two to one they are set up to be patched like dead rising 2.


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+ kissfan76 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:36 pm said:

@107 why not just sell your pseye and use the money to help pay for the Move bundle thats what I did.


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+ Lahmy88 on August 7th, 2010 at 3:06 am said:

“However, when Resident Evil 5 was being remastered as Gold Edition, our R&D group was made aware of Move technology, so they re-balanced the memory resources to allow Move support to be patched in at a later date.”

Joveth
So are you saying the Gold Edition is technically inferior to the orginial? I mean if they had to re-balance memory resources, what had to make way in order for Move’s memory allocation?

When Capcom come up with this awesome plan to kick early adopters in the teeth by ‘remastering’ RE5, couldn’t they muster some forethought and ‘re-balance memory rescources’ before they added the Gold Edition extras, thus making the patch available for both RE5 version owners? I know I know, it was a simple profit focused decision. Now you’ve let RE5 play out like your Street Fighter fiasco. Shame on Capcom. Shame!

If i didn’t fear for my PSN account being deleted as a result, i would offer up much much harsher words right here. Like anyone in Australia would understand – Not happy Jan!


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+ madnutta1982 on August 16th, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

When i found out that GE was coming out i traded my normal copy and got it for about a £10.It was cheaper to trade my old copy and buy the GE than what is was to buy all the DLC seperately, why dont u lot who have the normal edition do the same


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