Resident Evil Zero and Code Veronica Remakes Reportedly in the Works at Capcom

Resident Evil Zero and Code Veronica Remakes Reportedly in the Works at Capcom

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Following the enormous success of the Resident Evil 2, 3, and 4 remakes, Capcom has turned its attention to remakes of Resident Evil Zero and Code Veronica.

That’s according to a Twitter/X report by Dusk Golem, who said remakes of Resident Evil Zero and Code Veronica are “in development right now.” IGN can corroborate that Zero and Code Veronica are the next two Resident Evil remakes scheduled to release. Capcom is yet to comment on the reports.

Resident Evil Zero first launched on the GameCube in 2002 as a prequel to 1996’s Resident Evil. It covers the events surrounding the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team in the Arklay Mountains, with the player switching between police officer Rebecca Chambers and convicted former Force Reconnaissance Officer Billy Coen. Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster came out in 2016 before releases on Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Code Veronica, meanwhile, originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 as the fourth mainline Resident Evil game and the first in the series to launch on a non-PlayStation console. It stars Claire Redfield and her brother Chris Redfield as they battle to survive an outbreak in a remote prison island in the Southern Ocean. Code: Veronica ditched the pre-rendered backgrounds of previous Resident Evil games to use real-time 3D environments with dynamic camera movement. The game was remastered for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is available to play via backwards compatibility

It should come as no surprise to learn that more Resident Evil remakes are on the way, after Capcom indicated as much in December last year — although at the time it stopped short of announcing which games would be next.

At a PlayStation partner awards event in Japan, attended and translated by IGN Japan, Resident Evil 4 remake director Yasuhiro Anpo said the company would announce its next Resident Evil remake in due course.

“Yes,” Anpo replied when asked if Capcom wanted to keep making Resident Evil remakes. “We’ve released three remakes so far and they have all been received very well. Since it allows a modern audience to play these games, it is something I am happy to do as someone that loves these older games, and we want to continue doing more.

“What game we will remake in the future is something that we would like to announce in the future, so please look forward to it.”

Meanwhile, Capcom is also working on the next mainline Resident Evil game, currently dubbed Resident Evil 9 by fans. However, Capcom’s next triple-A release is Monster Hunter Wilds, due out at some point in 2025.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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