Resident Evil - Code: Veronica
|Resident Evil – Code: Veronica|
Also known as: Biohazard - Code: Veronica (JP), Biohazard - Code: Veronica Kanzenban (JP re-release)
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.
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 a easy and very easy mode 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 the normal mode). Very easy mode is the same as easy mode, except you get an unlimited ammo rocket launcher.
The Resident Evil series is known as Biohazard in Japan. The Japanese word 'kanzenban' can be translated as 'complete edition'. This game was released in early 2001 so Capcom had the title screen updated accordingly. The Biohazard 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 JP release. The final difference was the strange removal of Wesker found in the background image between Chris and Clair. The removal is strange because Wesker played a much larger role in the Kanzenban release.
The build date is found at the beginning of the track03 ISO image in both the US and JP versions:
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
The Resident Evil series
|PlayStation||Resident Evil (Prototypes) • Bio Hazard Complete Disc • Resident Evil 2 (Prototypes) • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis|
|Nintendo 64||Resident Evil 2|
|Sega Saturn||Resident Evil|
|Dreamcast||Resident Evil - Code: Veronica|
|Game Boy (Color)||Resident Evil (Earlier Prototype)|
|PlayStation 2||Resident Evil: Outbreak|
|GameCube||Resident Evil • Resident Evil Zero • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis • Resident Evil 4|
|Wii||Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles|
|Nintendo DS||Resident Evil: Deadly Silence|
|Nintendo 3DS||Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D • Resident Evil: Revelations (Prototype)|
|Windows||Resident Evil 2 (1998, 2019) • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis • Resident Evil: Village|
|PlayStation 4||Resident Evil 2 • Resident Evil: Village|
|PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One||Resident Evil: Village|