Seriously, there’s no run and gun in Resident Evil 5, but here are your options

There’s been bit of confusion going around on the Internet today, following the posting of an Official Xbox Magazine video on YouTube. In the video, a Capcom Director of Marketing Mike Webster very clearly states that a new set of controls will allow you to “move while you’re shooting.”

To me, this was puzzling — I finished playing through the first three chapters of the game last week (can’t talk about it yet, don’t ask), and well… I certainly couldn’t do that with any of the control options. Why? Well, it’s because you can’t. Capcom’s Chris Kramer clears things up, using capital letters for emphasis: 

“THE NEW CONTROL OPTIONS IN RESIDENT EVIL 5 DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO MOVE AND SHOOT SIMULTANEOUSLY,” he shouts on the Capcom blog. 

There’s a bit more explanation (and more use of capital letters to drive the point home), which you can feel free to read at your own leisure. But the bottom line is this: while there will be multiple control schemes — four to be exact — not a single one of them allows you to move and shoot. 

To see what your options will be on March 13 when the game ships for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, hit the jump.

[All screens are capped from the Xbox 360 demo of Resident Evil 5, which is available now on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. As far as we know, these options will not change before the game ships to retail. Don’t make me get all Chris Kramer on your ass and start using capital letters.]

Nick Chester