Resident Evil Code: Veronica is one of the most beloved Resident Evil games of all time. It might not be one of the best Resident Evil games ever, but a lot of fans have fond memories of the game.
Unfortunately, due to its lack of mainstream popularity, Code: Veronica hasn't exactly received the remake treatment yet. This is exactly why fans have taken it upon themselves to remake the Sega Dreamcast title and give it a more modern look.
How to Play the Resident Evil Code: Veronica Remake Demo
The original Resident Evil Code: Veronica was first released on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. It was billed as a spin-off but is technically a sequel to Resident Evil 2 and 3. However, being that it was released on a lesser-known platform, the game didn't receive much commercial success despite its critical acclaim.
Subsequent attempts to port the game to the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube, as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in later years, would help get the game the mainstream love that it deserved.
These days, you can officially play Resident Evil Code: Veronica with as many graphical enhancements as possible on the Xbox Series S/X via backwards compatibility.
Being that Code: Veronica was released decades ago, a fresh coat of paint isn't exactly enough to make it palatable to newer fans of the series. The tanky controls and fixed camera angles all seem out of place among today's gamers. This is what the fan remake is aiming to fix.
While it is an unofficial take on Code: Veronica and is very rough around the edges, it's still an amazing sight to see for something that's reportedly made by only two people.
For more information on how to play the fan remake of Code: Veronica, be sure to check out the official website.
When Is the Resident Evil Code: Veronica Release Date?
As you can see from the video above, the graphical updates make Code: Veronica look less like a 20-year-old game and more on par with the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. The developers also took their time changing the levels for better pacing and to better fit with the updated gameplay. Speaking of, the fan remake of Code: Veronica comes with either a third-person camera angle (similar to Resident Evil 4) and the traditional fixed camera angles.
Obviously, the former makes for a transformative experience that's enough to make you wonder why Capcom hasn't made an official remake of Code: Veronica yet.
At the moment, there's no information on when the release date of the full version of the fan remake of Code: Veronica will be. A complete version might never even see the light of day.
If it's any consolation, Capcom isn't Nintendo. In the early 2010s, Capcom kindly asked a studio that was remaking Resident Evil 2 to stop as the company started working on the official remake of the game. Capcom even extended an invite to the developers of the fan remake so that they could share their ideas.
If the fan remake of Code Veronica gets enough traction, it could head in the same direction.
For now, the fan remake remains as such as Capcom is busy working on Resident Evil Village after announcing that it is going to release more DLC for the game due to "popular demand".