I've heard that it does (although I haven't tested it myself) but in my opinion, aiming is faster and more accurate with the remote. I have played the Gamecube version and much prefer this version primarily for the controls.
Hey I've tested it before and it does not support the Gamecube Controller. It's dumb because I think it should. The Resident Evil 1 Remake supports the Gamecube Controller but Resident Evil 4 does not.
I recently purchased the Wii edition after playing the Gamecube version for years. I'm having a very hard time adjusting to the control scheme in the Wii, and have found out how to go back to the Gamecube controller if you so desire.
1. Start the game with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk plugged in AND your Gamecube controller (or Wavebird) plugged in to the first GC controller port. 2. When the game's main menu (New, Load, etc...) loads, unplug the Nunchuk. 3. Use the GC controller to make your selections and begin the game.