Following suit of Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: Code Veronica X is being re-released as an HD title. What does that mean? In a nutshell- slightly improved graphics. Usually HD remakes are nothing to write home about, and Resident Evil 4 wasn’t much of exception. The resolution was brought up a teeny, tiny notch… but hey, I won’t complain. I loved Resident Evil 4, so the chance to play it without having to dust off the Gamecube was welcomed.
Code Veronica X is looking to be a bit of a different story. Rather than the basic port most of the Resident Evil games have gotten in the past (Resident Evil 2 and 3 on the Gamecube were NO different than their original PS1 counterparts), Code Veronica X boasts numerous improvements. Everyone is unanimously impressed with the addition of dynamic lighting where characters and objects actually cast shadows. Other additions include widescreen support, updated menus and prettier cut scenes. Sadly, the FMVs remain the same, with no extra shine added. Bummer, but we’ll take what we can get.
Here’s a video giving us a comparison of the original PS2 and HD versions.
I’m a huge fan of the Resident Evil series (Okay, 5 was terrible…) and there’s no doubt I’ll be putting my grubby hands all over it. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD will be available on the Playstation Network and the XBOX LIVE Marketplace September 27th.