An eagle-eyed Resident Evil fan noticed something fishy on the German USK game rating board. It would seem that Capcom has rated Resident Evil: Code Veronica for the PS4. While we haven't heard anything official from Capcom yet (we're waiting!), this is a great indication that we can expect a remastered version of Code Veronica to drop on PS4 some time this year.
Code Veronica, the fourth installment in the mainline Resident Evil series, was originally release on the Sega Dreamcast back in 2000. The game made a huge splash when it came out, as it was the first time that a Resident Evil game had ever debuted on something other than PlayStation. The story stars Claire and Chris Redfield, as the former attempts to save her brother from the confines of the Umbrella Corporation and get to the bottom of... whatever zombie stuff they're doing in there.
"In Resident Evil: Code Veronica, players control Claire at the beginning of the game, and later assume the role of Chris Redfield in their efforts to halt Umbrella's devious plans. One of the many features that make Code Veronica different from previous Resident Evil games is the Real World System (RWS). Now when Claire affects changes to her environment (opening doors, solving puzzles, storing items), those changes remain while you play the second half of the game as Chris."
It doesn't sound like much, but that real world system was something else when it hit the scene. Also new in Code Veronica were 3D, real time environments and a free-moving camera. Up until that point all we had were the traditional pre-rendered scenes with static camera angles.
As for player reception, Code Veronica is commonly hailed as one of the best Resident Evil games ever made. It scored extremely well with critics, earning multiple 9s and 10s. If you somehow missed this growing up as a Resident Evil fan, a PS4 remaster is the perfect excuse to dive in for the first time. We're not sure whether this will be receiving Resident Evil Remake levels of love and attention, but even a very basic HD brush-up should do the trick. Give us some pretty textures and a few trophies, and we'll be happy.
As soon as we learn more about Code Veronica from Capcom, we'll update you right away.