The PlayStation 2 Classics collection is getting another game – Resident Evil Code Veronica X. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 on May 9th and May 10th, depending on your location. Capcom announced the arrival of Code Veronica X via the official Resident Evil Twitter account.
This re-release of Code Veronica is technically its fourth launch. Resident Evil Code Veronica first came out way back in 2000 on the Sega Dreamcast. In 2001, it got a re-release on the PlayStation 2, with updated graphics, nine minutes of extra cutscenes and an X in the title. A decade later, a remastered, HD Code Veronica came out on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
According to a Resident Evil Twitter post, PlayStation 4 owners will get to play Code Veronica X starting May 9th in North America and May 10th in Europe, via the PlayStation 2 Classics collection. There’s no mention on which remaster you’ll be playing; perhaps it will be a whole new version.
Code Veronica is the fourth game in the franchise (Resident Evil 4 came out in (2005). It takes place right after the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3. Our protagonists are Chris and Claire Redfield who are trying to survive the ever-expanding viral apocalypse. Code Veronica was also the first Resident Evil game that came out on a platform other than PlayStation. From then on, it seems that Resident Evil “exclusives” fell into the bad habit of launching almost exclusively on doomed consoles (anyone remember the GameCube?) before eventually making their way to PlayStation and other, more viable platforms.
Seriously, though, Code Veronica X is a highly-rated game, and its legacy absolutely justifies its many re-releases. If you own a PlayStation 4, and you want a really good survival horror, then you might want to check this one out. It might be old, but it deserves a spin.