The official Resident Evil Twitter confirmed Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is coming to the PS4 this week.
The title will be joining the PS2 Classics line so this likely means it will not the the HD version that was released for PS3 and Xbox 360. This isn’t terrible news be we would have liked to see the more updated version make its way to the PS4.
With the addition of this Resident Evil title, most Resident Evil games are available on Sony’s newest console. Resident Evil 2 is receiving a remake and Resident Evil Revelations is also getting a PS4 version. When those two are released, only Resident Evil 3 will be absent from the console, if we’re excluding spin-offs like Outbreak and Umbrella Chronicles.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica debuted on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, making it the first in the series to not debut on a Sony console, and quickly became one of the best Dreamcast and Resident Evil games of all-time. When the Dreamcast was discontinued, the game was ported as Code: Veronica X to the PS2 in 2001 and GameCube in 2003. At the time, Resident Evil titles were releasing exclusively for the GameCube, including REmake, Zero and Resident Evil 4. In 2011, the game was ported once again as a high-definition remaster for both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Code: Veronica was the first in the series to use real-time 3D environments instead of the pre-rendered backgrounds of Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3. The story takes place three months after the events of Resident Evil 2 as the player controls Chris Redfield’s sister, Claire, as she attempts to meet up with Chris.
Resident Evil 7 is the newest entry in the long-running survival-horror franchise. It was met with very favorable reviews as it was seen to a return to the roots that made the series great. We have recently learned that the latest free DLC coming to the game has been delayed due to the developers feeling it won’t meet our expectations.
“In light of the incredible reception of Resident Evil 7, we concluded that this DLC was not good enough to meet those high expectations,” game director Koshi Nakanishi said. “Our aim is for this content to match the high quality of the main game, so we need more development time in order to achieve that goal.”
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X joins the PS2 Classics line May 9. Will you be diving back into the world of Resident Evil this Tuesday?