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Resident Evil: Revelations Wii U won't support Wiimote controls

Even though they were fantastic in Resi 4 Wii.

Former 3DS exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations may be coming to consoles, but the Wii U version is currently not slated to include Resi 4's brilliant Wiimote controls, according to Capcom.

"Unfortunately Revs 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," wrote Capcom marketing man Mikeeb on the publisher's forum.

This may come as a blow to many as the Wiimote controls in Resi 4 - in which you pointed at the screen to aim and used the analogue stick to alter your field of view - were incredibly efficient, even if it did have a somewhat awkward learning curve. Revelations, however, allowed players to move and shoot at the same time if played with either the Circle Pad Pro or gyro controls, so ostensibly this dual-analogue move-and-shoot setup will be retained on platforms with more than one analogue stick, but we've checked with Capcom to confirm this and are awaiting reply.