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No Plans for a Resident Evil Code Veronica Remake Just Yet, Capcom Says

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The Resident Evil series has experienced a huge REnaissance (or how about REvival?) in the last few years, with multiple new mainline entries and remakes.

With modern remakes of 2, 3, and 4 on the books, some RE fans are hoping to see a remake of Resident Evil: Code Veronica. According to Capcom, however, there are currently no plans to remake the 2000 Dreamcast title.

Speaking to Noisy Pixel, Resident Evil 4 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said Capcom's current focus is currently on Resident Evil 4, but if the "opportunity comes, maybe" the company will remake Code Veronica.

Code Veronica was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. It was later ported to the PlayStation 2 and GameCube, and saw an HD release on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The game follows Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2 and Chris Redfield from the original Resident Evil. We were fans of the game in our original review, but called out its aging elements in each subsequent remaster, making the game a great candidate for a from-the-ground-up remake.

Capcom's modern remake era began with the Resident Evil 2 remake in 2019, and Resident Evil 3 followed shortly after in 2020. Both games earned amazing scores in our reviews. Resident Evil 4 is set to come out on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, and PC on March 24.

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We just went hands-on with the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. In our preview, we said the game "feels as if it’s trying to find that perfect balance between tribute and innovation." You can also check out our comparison of the original Resident Evil 4 and the remake.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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