Today’s news roundup sees Resident Evil 5 Alternate Edition feature Jill in her very own episode, Nintendo of Australia reveal DSiWare games can’t be transferred from an old model to a new one, and Sony releasing yet another ridiculous PlayStation advert.
Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition Features Jill Episode
Sony revealed last week at the Tokyo game show, Resident Evil 5 is set to receive an alternative edition, exclusive to the PS3. Jun Takeuchi revealed to Famitsu magazine “the features we've newly added were planned out at the start of RE5 development, we looked at the game flow and volume of the package and figured it'd be a smoother experience if they were taken out.” Takeuchi claims many people complained that Jill wasn’t a playable character when Resident Evil 5 came out. To make up for the lack of Jill a new episode will feature in Resi 5, allowing you to take control of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as they investigate the mansion of Ozwell E. Spencer, founder of Umbrella Corp.
The episode take place three years before the events of Resident Evil 5. The Alternative Edition also integrates support for the upcoming PS3 motion controller, as well as maintaining use of the DualShock 3 controller. Speaking about the motion control Takeuchi said “the RE game system is all about aiming and firing directly at your enemies, so it works out pretty well, you can also perform other instinctive actions, like brandishing a knife." The Jill Episode will bring roughly 2 hours of new gameplay, with more additional content to be included when the game sees release this spring. [1UP]
DSiWare Games Can’t Be Transferred To New Console
A few new DSi models were released earlier this month, brandishing new colours for those of you who don’t fancy the traditional white. According to Nintendo of Australia upgrading to a new DSi means leaving behind all those precious DSiWare purchases. The fact you can’t bring you previously downloaded games to a new system seems rather odd, considering the PSP offers a transfer system using either PSN or PSP Media Manager.
The one exception is a broken DSi. If your DSi breaks and becomes unplayable, Nintendo can transfer your purchases, as long as they’re in possession of both your broken and new DSi. Simple solution then, just smash your old DSi to pieces. Whether this policy applies to rest of the world isn’t known, so hopefully Nintendo can clear the matter up sooner than later. [NintendoLife]
PlayStation 3 Ad Gives Blood To The Nazi’s
PlayStation advertisements have a tendency to be either a bit pretentious, or a bit controversial. Sony seemed to have learned nothing, as their latest ad in Chile features what looks like to be a typical PS3 owner giving blood to a Nazi. Two award-winning print ads were put together by Chilean agency. The first features the Regular Joe giving his heart to Joan of Arc, in some kind of weird heart transplant. While the second shows Joe lying in a Nazi hospital, giving blood to Nazi general Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel. Touching. [Kotaku]