Resident Evil CODE: Veronica was released back in 2000 on the Dreamcast. A year later, the game was updated and released on the Playstation 2 (and Dreamcast in Japan) as Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X in 2001, with a port to the GameCube in 2003. The updated version received nine extra minutes of cut-scene footage, and it is this version of the game that is one of two Resident Evil games being remastered, complete with 720p graphics, for the current generation of HD consoles. To complete the celebration of the franchise's 15th anniversary, Resident Evil 4 is the other game to be remastered.
Those of you who didn't play Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X when it was first released will find that the game is actually set in 1998 - three months after the destruction of Raccoon City. Players assume the role of Claire Redfield, who is searching for her missing brother Chris. Her investigations take her to an Umbrella facility in Paris, but she is captured and imprisoned on the remote Rockfort Island. An accident releases the deadly t-virus on the island and infects the local inhabitants, leaving Claire fighting to escape from the island before she is infected too.
For those of you who are unable to watch the trailer, here are a handful of screenshots showcasing the updated graphics:
Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X HD is due to be released in retail outlets in Japan on September 8th and in North America on September 27th - a European retail release date is yet to be confirmed. The game will launch on Games on Demand worldwide on September 27th and will cost 1600 MSP.
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