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Resident Evil - Code: Veronica

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Resident Evil – Code: Veronica

Also known as: Biohazard - Code: Veronica (JP), Biohazard - Code: Veronica Kanzenban (JP re-release)
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Dreamcast
Released in JP: February 3, 2000, March 22, 2001 (Kanzenban)
Released in US: February 29, 2000
Released in EU: May 26, 2000


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Compare the cutscenes from the original Dreamcast release of Code: Veronica with the updated Kanzenban game released only in Japan.

Resident Evil – Code: Veronica was the first game in the Resident Evil series to include a real-time 3D environment (Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3 used pre-rendered static backgrounds). This game was originally going to be called Resident Evil 3 in the timeline, but because of name policies at the time (this prevented games released on consoles outside of the PlayStation platforms from being numbered with the main series), it was renamed Code: Veronica instead. Wesker also makes his grand reappearance after his absence from Resident Evil 2 and 3.

Regional Differences

The main changes made to the updated Kanzenban rerelease were the addition of 7 minutes of extra cutscenes, mostly featuring an expanded role for Wesker. The other changes made to the Kanzenban release were relatively minor. Steve's hair was changed, Battle mode is available from the start, and both Easy and Very Easy modes were included. Easy mode lowers the amount of damage you find from enemies, and it increases the amount of ink ribbons, herbs, and ammo (not that the game really needed this as ammo and healing items were so plentiful in Normal mode). Very Easy mode is the same as Easy mode, except you get an unlimited ammo rocket launcher.

Title Screen

Japan USA
Biohazard Kanzenban.PNG Resident Evil - Code- Veronica US title.png

The Japanese word 'Kanzenban' can be translated as 'Complete Edition'. This version was released in early 2001 so Capcom had the title screen updated accordingly. The Japanese title screen has a ® symbol instead of the ™ symbol found in the US release. 完全版 (Kanzenban) was appended to the end of the title screen to remind you that you are playing the Complete Edition. CAPCOM U.S.A. was removed in the Japanese release. The final difference was the strange removal of Wesker found in the background image between Chris and Claire. The removal is strange because Wesker played a much larger role in the Kanzenban release.


Build Date

The build date is found at the beginning of the track03 ISO image in both the US and JP versions:

US JP
SEGA SEGAKATANA SEGA ENTERPRISES5EE7 GD-ROM1/2   U      0799A10 T1204N    V1.00020000223        1ST_READ.BIN    SEGA LC-T-12    RESIDENT EVIL CODE VERONICA  
SEGA SEGAKATANA SEGA ENTERPRISES1E07 GD-ROM1/2  J       0799A10 T1240M    V1.00320010109        1ST_READ.BIN    SEGA LC-T-12    BIOHAZARD CODE VERONICA PLUS