Resident Evil 5 Controls Get Gears-ish Overhaul

Capcom's survival horror / action Resident Evil series has sometimes been known for unconventional control schemes, but the fifth time might be the charm.

The newest entry in the series will feature a control scheme inspired by Epic's successful Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War, as reported by Kotaku.

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The feature wouldn't be the first one for Resident Evil 5 to be borrowed from its chainsaw-wielding, gore-fest cousin. The sequel will also sport 2-player, drop-in / drop-out co-operative play, and Gears' trademark cover system.

The now Gears-esque Resident Evil will debut on March 19, 2009 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.