Resident Evil: Revelations will support GamePad-only play on Wii U

Resident Evil: Revelations, Capcom's upcoming HD port of the previously Nintendo 3DS exclusive game, will support off-TV screen play on the GamePad, a representative from Capcom confirmed to Polygon.

Players will be able to use the Wii U Pro Controller, which is designed as a more traditional gaming controller sporting dual analog sticks, and the tablet-like GamePad in lieu of a TV screen, as revealed in the latest issue of the U.K. Official Nintendo Magazine and confirmed by Capcom.

"There's a joke going around in Japan at the moment about using off TV play to play your Wii U games on the bullet train, as long as you get one of the seats with a power outlet, so we wanted to make sure bullet train play was possible with Revelations," producer Tsukasa Takenaka said in his Official Nintendo Magazine interview.

Resident Evil: Revelations, which takes place between Resident Evil 4 and 5, is set for a May 21 release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Wii U for $49.99. You can check out a trailer for the PS3 version here.

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