If there are some out there who didn't get enough of the “Mission Failed. You've died” endless scenario in which Resident Evil
5 put players, then there is some good news for them. Sony first announced Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition at a press conference last week, during the Tokyo Game Show but now the title gets some details. The PlayStation seems to still have exclusivity over it and it will bring enough additional content to be worth the purchase even if you've already played Resident Evil 5.
"The features we've newly added were planned out at the start of RE5 development," said director Jun Takeuchi for Famitsu magazine. "We looked at the game flow and volume of the package and figured it'd be a smoother experience if they were taken out. Once RE5 came out, though, we got a lot of people saying they wanted to play as Jill; you could really feel the love for her." As such, RE5 Alternative Edition will get at least one bonus mission. Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield will have a chance to elaborate the “breaking and entering” they performed on Umbrella Corp. founder Ozwell E. Spencer during the original release of Resident Evil 5, which was present in the form of flashbacks.
The other big extra announced for the Alternative Edition is the support for the PS3 motion controller that will become available during the coming spring. As the game has a launch date in the same period, gamers will have choice between making use of the simple DualShock 3 or the upcoming controller. "The RE game system is all about aiming and firing directly at your enemies, so it works out pretty well," said Jun Takeuchi. "You can also perform other instinctive actions, like brandishing a knife.”
The Jill mission alone is expected to add roughly another two hours of gameplay, depending on every player’s abilities in zombie-head-popping. But more things are planned for Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition as Takeuchi
assures gamers. ”It's a brand-new release, though, so we're going to release it with more content than that.” But finding out what exactly this means will be a waiting game bound to end in the spring of 2010.