Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi confirmed at the Tokyo Game Show today that Capcom plans on re-releasing the popular action/horror romp next year under the name of RE5: Alternative Edition. According to Takeuchi-san, this revamped version will be fully compatible with Sony’s motion-sensing controller, with gamers able to utilize both the wand and DualShock 3 pad when playing the game.
An icon will appear on-screen for aiming purposes, similar to Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition. Elsewhere, the game will also apparently feature a host of extra content as requested by fans, though Takeuchi didn’t divulge any specific details on the matter. However, speculation doing the rounds on the web suggests a new scenario staring Jill Valentine (fuelled by a recent interview with Valentine’s voice actress, Patricia Ja Lee, who has apparently recorded fresh dialogue for the game) will feature, as well as the extra costumes previously only featured in the PC edition of the title.
Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition is currently penciled in for release in Japan in Spring 2010, with a western release yet to be confirmed.