Nostalgia for retro survival-horror, and specifically the Resident Evil series, is in full swing at the moment, thanks to the top-notch critical and financial performance of the RE:2 remake.
Capcom is wisely taking advantage of this revitalized enthusiasm, delving into the franchise’s back-catalog to see what other classics they can dust off. There’s already talk of a Resident Evil 3 remake in the works, which seems like a no-brainer to be honest, as it’s the game that most closely resembles RE:2. However, a project of that magnitude will naturally take some time to materialize and there’s a need to strike while the iron is still hot.
So for a quick win, the studio has decided to make the popular spin-off title, Code: Veronica X, backwards compatible for the Xbox One. Unveiled on Twitter by Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson, this news means that anyone who already owns the 360 version of the game will be able to play it on the newer console right away. Meanwhile, everyone else can purchase and download it directly from the Xbox Marketplace. Oh, and did we mention that it’s available now!
With an intriguing prison-island setting, Code: Veronica is often regarded as one of the best Resident Evil games – even outclassing some of the ‘’main’’ numbered entries (it was supposed to be the true Resident Evil 3 originally). It’s a truly underrated gem, one that holds a special place in the hearts of many fans, due to its status as one of the last ‘’old-school’’ survival-horror titles, a relic from a bygone era. So if you’ve thoroughly exhausted the RE:2 remake and are itching for more of the same, then this is a great place to start.