Resident Evil Code: Veronica is the fourth game in the Resident Evil franchise with the storyline following on a few months after Resident Evil 2
and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
. It is notable for being the first ‘next-generation’ sequel - using full 3D environments where the camera was able to move slightly with the scene as opposed to pre-rendered backgrounds with a static camera. This allowed more modern sequences such as the camera following a character down a corridor as opposed to switching from screen to screen.
The game was initially released on the Sega Dreamcast and was initially regarded as an exclusive title for the platform. However the game eventually made it to various other platforms with an enchanted edition named Code: Veronica X - this upgraded version contained improved graphics, an expanded story and several other quality of life changes.
The game features Claire Redfield
and Chris Redfield
who are both playable characters, only this time around the player is unable to select which character to play as - instead the player changes characters depending on the current part of the game; roughly the first half is played as Claire and the latter as Chris, with a small part where the player assumes the role of Steve Burnside
New creatures and Bio-Organic Weapons feature such as the Bandersnatch
Tyrant as well as other adversaries such as Albert Wesker
and the Ashford family, who feature prominently throughout the game. Everything takes place on Rockfort Island and later in Antarctica - two extremely remote areas, very far from the USA and Raccoon City - but both areas have become overrun with t-Virus
infected creatures due to experiments conducted by Umbrella. There is also a new strain of the Progenitor virus named the t-Veronica virus which causes vastly different effects than the standard t-Virus
and has a completely unique mechanism of action.
The game was critically acclaimed for its graphics, gameplay and storyline. It is due to have a remake sometime in the coming years.
It's a fort on a big rock. Wait a minute...
At least they buried their dead. 'Til now
This is where hard thinking happens.. right?
Military Training Centre
Umbrellas finest were trained here
You said there would be tigers
The most important accessway of all time
Near the most important bridge of all time
The Unofficial Residence is next door mate
Nope not creepy at all. Not one bit
Up ahead is your ticket off this rock
How many teens can fly a plane perfectly?
This is where the t-Veronica magic happens
It's cold, pale and dry; like a fine white wine
Don't wake her with door closing sounds
Out of ammo? Time to stab stuff
Looking to protect yourself?
…Or deal some damage?
Trusty Glock 17. Good for all videogames
Modified Glock 17
This will probably void your warranty
Guns Akimbo! For your rapid fire needs
Easy to use shotgun, easy to shoot shotgun
M79 Grenade Launcher
Fires acid, flame, explosives and happiness
Rapid fire madness right here
AK47 Assault Rifle
If this falls to bits it is working correctly
Don't let it bite you, it hurts a lot
Well that's two words that shouldn't go together
MR7 Sniper Rifle
That's MISTER MR7 to you
These things are like buses...
Fires insane projectiles at such a silly velocity
Oh so pretty. Shame they're useless. Right Steve?