Resident Evil Code: Veronica X to Hit Ps2

 

MAY
16,2001 4:02 PACIFIC 7:02 EASTERN

 

Capcom’s
Award-Winning Resident Evil Comes To PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment
System In, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X

 

E3Expo
2001

 

LOS
ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2001–

Five
Year Anniversary Edition Features the "Wesker’s Report"

 

Celebrating
five years of publishing Resident Evil(TM) products, Capcom(R), today
announced plans to release Resident Evil Code: Veronica X(TM) for the
PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system this August. Designed by
award-winning Capcom Executive Producer, Shinji Mikami, this special five year
anniversary edition will include the "Wesker’s Report" and include
never-before-seen footage that sheds new light on the mysterious character,
Wesker, and reveals insight into the Resident Evil plot line. The product will
be a special two DVD set. As an added bonus, consumers will have an
opportunity at select retailers to get a playable demo of the highly
anticipated upcoming release, Devil May Cry, another Mikami designed
masterpiece. The most visually stunning chapter of the Resident Evil saga,
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is an enhanced version of the chart-topping
Sega Dreamcast(TM) blockbuster, Resident Evil Code: Veronica. The entire
blockbuster, multi-platform Resident Evil series has sold more than 18 million
units worldwide making the franchise worth more than $600 million. Resident
Evil Code: Veronica X will carry an "M" rating by the Entertainment
Software Rating Board.

 

"Not
only is Resident Evil Code: Veronica X the best of the series, the game now
returns to its original roots on PlayStation 2, and is further enhanced with
the incredible series retrospective in the "Wesker’s Report," said
Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. "Brand new
footage explains some of the mysteries and insidious plots surrounding the
character, Wesker, from the original Resident Evil. If all this weren’t
enough, the icing on the cake is the playable demo of Capcom’s upcoming Devil
May Cry, an entirely new gothic thriller from the creator of Resident Evil.
Devil May Cry is already one of the most highly anticipated titles for the
PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system."

 

Resident
Evil Code: Veronica X begins as Claire Redfield leaves Raccoon City for
Europe, headquarters of Umbrella Corporation, in search of her brother Chris
and to solve the mystery surrounding Umbrella Corporation’s secretive
activities. In her search she is captured and sent to an isolated prison on a
desolate Island. While it remains unexplained how Chris, one of the original
S.T.A.R.S. team members, appears in Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, players
will be reacquainted with his iron will and munitions expertise to seek the
truth behind the dreaded Umbrella biotoxins. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
contains never-before-seen footage that focuses on battles between Chris and
the enigmatic character, Wesker, and sheds new insight into the ominous
Resident Evil story line.

 

The
additional DVD called the ‘Wesker’s Report’ which includes three different
sections. The first section is a narrated retrospective of the entire Resident
Evil series through the eyes of the infamous super villain, Wesker. Consumers
will uncover secret plots that explain various details of Wesker’s involvement
in the Resident Evil storyline. The second section is a highlight video of the
amazing footage from Resident Evil Code Veronica X, setting up the storyline.
The final section is an interview with the director and producer of the
Resident Evil series as they reveal behind the scene details regarding the
creation of the blockbuster series.

 

In
Resident Evil: Code Veronica X players control Claire at the beginning of the
game and later assume the role of Chris Redfield in their efforts to stop
Umbrella’s devious plans. One of the many features that makes Code Veronica
different from previous Resident Evil games is the Real World System (R.W.S.).
Now when Claire opens doors, solves puzzles, stores items or ammunition, they
remain in the same spot when playing the second half of the game as Chris.

 

"This
five year mark is an important milestone in the history of Resident Evil and
we are pleased to celebrate it by releasing the best of the series on the
PlayStation 2," continued Thorson. "Resident Evil fans continue to
hunger for more story information and the Wesker’s Report will answer many
questions."

 

In
March 1996, Capcom released the original Resident Evil which quickly rose to
the top of the charts and established the Survival Horror genre. In 1997, it
was honored with the "Consumer’s Choice Best PlayStation Game
Overall" award from Sony Computer Entertainment America. In January 1998,
Capcom released Resident Evil 2 which received top honors from consumers who
voted it "Best Overall Title" and "Best Action/Adventure
Game" in Sony Computer Entertainment Consumer’s Choice Awards. In March
2000, Resident Evil Code: Veronica released and in November 2000, Resident
Evil 3 was launched. Personal computer versions of Resident Evil, Resident
Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 are also available.

 

Capcom
Entertainment, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Capcom, Co., Ltd. of Japan. A leading force in the multi-billion
dollar interactive entertainment industry, Capcom’s legacy spans 22 years of
entertaining video gamers. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home
video games for the PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation 2 computer
entertainment system, Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 game consoles, Game Boy
Color System, personal computers, and coin-operated games. Worldwide
recognizable product lines include the Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of
Fire, and the Resident Evil series. World headquarters in Osaka, Japan, the
company also has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Sunnyvale,
California. The company is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code
number 9697.

 

Note
to Editors: Capcom and Street Fighter are registered trademarks of Capcom Co.,
Ltd., Mega Man, Breath of Fire and Resident Evil are trademarks of Capcom Co.,
Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their
respective holders.

 

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