There’s new word on Resident Evil 1, 0 & Code: Veronica remakes

A Resident Evil 1 remake has been a hot topic of discussion and it has leakers publicly disputing each others’ claims, and floating the possibility of remakes RE 0 and Code: Veronica.

AestheticGamer, also known as Dusk Golem, has been leaking horror video game information for years. They previously claimed that Resident Evil 9 is in development and was set for an early 2025 release. They are now backpedaling and apologizing for the “back-and-forth” on Resident Evil 9, while also claiming that the game is likely pushed back to late 2025 or early 2026. 

Capcom is enjoying a resurgence of Resident Evil, which started with the Resident Evil 7. The latest game in the lineup, the Resident Evil 4 remake, did well commercially and critically. Investing in more remakes and sequels while the iron is hot would make business sense, Recent reports have suggested Resident Evil 1 remake may be net, while fans have discussed Code Veronica. A Resident Evil 5 remake was also hinted at in Resident Evil 4’s DLC.

Wesker Resident Evil 4
Wesker in the Resident Evil 4 remake

So what’s actually next? And where do all these fit in relative to Resident Evil 9? Dusk Golem claims to have the answer and fans excited about some of these ideas will be disappointed.

Are Resident Evil 0 and Code: Veronica remakes coming?

Resident Evil 0 and Code: Veronica remakes are reportedly coming while remakes of RE 1 and 5 are not.

Resident Evil 0 is a 2002 game released on Nintendo GameCube that eventually made its way to PlayStation and Xbox consoles. It is a prequel to Resident Evil 1 and features side-character Rebecca Chambers and the newly introduced Billy Coen. The game took a different approach to the Resident Evil formula by having two simultaneously playable characters controlled by one player.

The original game received solid reviews at the time, but shows its age today. A proper Resident Evil 0 remake would be a great way to modernize it for a new audience and potentially introduce the co-op gameplay the title danced around at the time. If Capcom applies the same quality as the Resident Evil 4 remake, fans would welcome any game from the Resident Evil catalog. 

Resident Evil Code: Veronica was originally a Sega Dreamcast exclusive that garnered extremely high praise upon release. The story in Code Veronica takes place three months after the events of Resident Evil 2 and marked the introduction of campy characters to the series. It also cemented twist villain Albert Wesker as Resident Evil’s big bad.

resident evil code veronica

The game was generally forgotten about and hasn’t received the numerous remasters and re-releases that Resident Evil 1 and 0 have. The game remains a fan favorite and fans were calling for a Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake before there was any serious word of it happening.

Resident Evil 1 and 5 remakes are not happening 

Resident Evil 1 and Resident Evil 5 remakes are reportedly not happening.

Reports were swirling about a potential Resident Evil 1 remake. A reveal by a fan group was followed by others who discussed features like unique zombies that move at a slower pace and the return of Crimson Head zombies that first appeared in GameCube remake of the game. Rumors about the graphics being pushed further than ever before were also circulated. 

Resident Evil 5 was less popular when it came to discussions of a remake but Capcom seemingly planted the seeds for it. According to Dusk Golem though, it’s not “actively in dev now either.”

Capcom has yet to confirm any of the Resident Evil remakes. The only upcoming game that is confirmed to be in development is Resident Evil 9. Fans are anticipating some announcements during the summer events.

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Written by Bilawal Bashir

Bilawal is a software engineer who loves video games, comic books, and anime. But he will never love pineapple on pizza. In over two decades of gaming, he has only broken two controllers. His work has also been featured by TheGamer and WhatIfGaming.

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