Capcom revealing Wii Resident Evil: Code Veronica March 12?

Source: Canadian gaming blog Game Focus.What we heard: Here's what's clear: On March 12, Capcom plans to make at least one game announcement as part of its Resident Evil 5 launch event in San Francisco. The publisher revealed as much on its official blog, saying, "To top it all off, there will be...

Source: Canadian gaming blog Game Focus.

What we heard: Here's what's clear: On March 12, Capcom plans to make at least one game announcement as part of its Resident Evil 5 launch event in San Francisco. The publisher revealed as much on its official blog, saying, "To top it all off, there will be new game announcements, stage shows, and Resident Evil activities all through out the night." (Emphasis added.)

So what's Capcom got up its sleeves? Enter Matt Dahlgren, associate product-marketing manager at Capcom. On Friday, Dahlgren gave an interview to Canadian gaming blog Game Focus as part of Capcom's buildup to Resident Evil 5's launch this week. In the process, he made two independent statements that, when taken together, may indicate that the publisher is working on a game set in the Resident Evil: Code Veronica continuum for the Wii.

First, Dahlgren addressed the possibility of RE5 coming to the Wii. "I don't think Resident Evil 5 would transition well onto the Wii," he said. "With that said, though, we really cherish our fans on the Wii, and Capcom supports the Wii and definitely wants to make sure that we are not alienating our fans of the Resident Evil franchise that own Wiis. So I would say to those users that they should pay attention to the near future, and there should be some announcements coming their way in the near future that they should be pleased with."

So something in the pipe for Wii gamers, check. Now what about Code Veronica? "Nothing is planned for the game regarding a remake on PSN/XBLA, but what I can say is if you are a fan of Code Veronica you should pay attention in the next couple of weeks, there is some news you should be very pleased with," Dahlgren noted at the tail end of the interview. "Pay attention on the 12th."

The official story: Capcom had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus that Capcom is prepping a Code Veronica announcement for March 12. However, considering the publisher's own statements, it is entirely possible that Capcom is prepping more than one game reveal, with the Code Veronica and Wii announcements being mutually exclusive. It also remains to be seen whether the Code Veronica announcement indicates an all-new game, or simply another port of the highly well-received original Dreamcast title.

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billygoat_gruff
billygoat_gruff

oh god! this is Darksides isn't it? luckily the area I live in sells new and last century games. Finding the original for me would be no sweat. And if all else fails, I will buy it from my friend who thinks that CV is way too difficult. I am perdicting their next board meeting. "Sir, many forums on the internet who involve wii owners are mad as hell!" "Easy we will just make a game in 6 months and see if that shuts them up." "Good idea sir!" "But we tried that and it didn't work." "Bob dispose of this non-believer. All hail on rails shooters!" they really don't care about wii. All RE fans should buy PS3 or Xbox 360. I have lost faith in capcom and the RE series,but I still have all the games before umbrella chronicles and five. See ya capcom im going to play one of your good RE, RE Outbreak! Oh and to let you know, Silent Hill has become your former self and is practically welcoming us all with games that remind us of your original crap. I just started them and they make me feel like im back in RE 1,2,3,outbreak 1 and 2,and as always CV! BOYCOT DARKSIDES!!!!

Sgtsoupie
Sgtsoupie

Hope The control of code veronica on the WII will be the same as RE4.

Gamewako
Gamewako

Uhuhuh. Looks like we'll finally get to run around and blow up lickers as Claire! She's my favorite RE character...."CHRIS"! She should have been in RE5 as well, but I can't remember where her story left off...I think you kill Wesker @ the end of Code Veronica as well...

SpawnFX
SpawnFX

@Ashley_wwe "...found it really hard and long when I tried this one..." thats what she said!!

Samox
Samox

Nice. More s*** Wii ports!

Superdude475
Superdude475

Maybe it's a sequal to Code Veronica or a new adventure for Claire.

DreFullCircle
DreFullCircle

today's the 11th. the code veronica announcement doesn't happen until the 12th

gordos24
gordos24

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bananaxx2
bananaxx2

congrats! another stupid REmake for nintendo...idk if nintendo know how to make new games because the only thing they do is remake capcom make the new RE5 for ps3 and xbox 360,but the great wii will get the old stuff code veronica i just want to know what that hell nintendo was thinking when they make the freaking wii? remake all the old games?! or what? stupid crap! to hell with nintendo! good lord i have a pc!

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

@TheBatFreak777 - Nice! "WiiMake." I like it. I think that bit of gaming lexicon will definitely catch on. The only thing though in this particular situation is that this is a remake OF a remake OF a remake! It was first on Dreamcast, then remade on the PS2, THEN finally remade on the GameCube [here's the *poor* (for being obsolete even when it came out back then) review: http://www.gamespot.com/gamecube/adventure/residentevilcodeveronica/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;read-review]... and now this!!). I believe that would make it a "WiiWiiWiiMake"! Lol, ridiculous!

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

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JackHoleFace00

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mmatt200
mmatt200

Doesnt say its a remake, says 'may indicate that the publisher is working on a game set in the Resident Evil: Code Veronica continuum for the Wii' could be code veronica 2?

resident_hill_4
resident_hill_4

Resident Evil 4 and it behind the back camera angle and cursor aiming worked good for the wii but how the old resident evil games work i think this game would be a total waste of cash

TheBatFreak777
TheBatFreak777

Dare I say that the word "WiiMake" should start being used? How many more things like this will happen on the Wii?

penpusher
penpusher

lovely, 360 and ps3 get resident evil 5, a whole brand new spanking resi game and what does the wii get? a remake, oh horay after the terrible resi 2 and 3 (oh yes and code veronica) releases on the gamecube I expect we're gonna get nothing more than a simple lazy re-release of an already ancient instalment with half arsed wii controls tacked on so they can call it a "re-make" Personally I wont even bother with whatever it is if this turns out to be the case, I dont know about everyone else but i personally dont wanna play a game I've already played. If however they put in some real effort to remake it as they did with biohazard then I might well consider it

Quofan
Quofan

The only Resident Evil games they should be remaking are 2 and 3. Even then, theyre several years too late anyway. I bet they wont even update the graphics if they did. To think that the GC was capable of graphics like the Resident Evil remake......and it just shows the lack of effort devs make with the Wii.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

P.S. For all the people crying out for RE5 to come to the Wii, don't worry, it will! ...you'll just have to wait a few years, and also for them to dumb-down the graphics, then they'll rehash it! Should be just in time for RE7 on other superior systems, haha!

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

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tyzwain
tyzwain

Dawg: Yeah a Megaman Legends remake would be amazing! Or even if they released it on PSP.

B1G_DADDY
B1G_DADDY

I really have no problem for the port, I mean I played every version of RE4 and loved all of them (Except for the PC version, which was the only version to get bad ratings). The Wii version was my favorite anyway.

B1G_DADDY
B1G_DADDY

Maybe the Wii version willl make me want to play the game, for some reason I LOVED all of the RE games except this one for my PS2, I simply could not stand it, it was so boring to me, hopefully I will want to play this one.

Ashley_wwe
Ashley_wwe

Why not? RE4 was on the Wii... and that's good that Code Veronica is coming to the Wii, I really should try and complete that game... found it really hard and long when I tried this one, years ago...

x_Xarion_x
x_Xarion_x

Oh good, another 4 year old game ported to the Wii, and the dust continues to build...

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

Capcom wants to do remakes? *cough* Megaman Legends *cough*

tyzwain
tyzwain

Hello? It could be 2 games...not necessarily a lazy port of a RE. One new game for Wii and maybe RE CV prequel.

angelGP32
angelGP32

mariokart64fan: u are obviously smoking crack. The whole premise of the game is completely missing from the Wii version of Dead Rising. THE GUY IS A PHOTO JOURNALIST so why can't you take pictures? If you can't see the difference between the 360 version and Wii then you either need glasses or your tv is terrible

angelGP32
angelGP32

the funny thing is, that you think the people that own Wii's are going to play RE Code Veronica??? The Wii owners that like RE type games probably already own the PS2 version or the Dreamcast version and I can tell you that Grandma isn't going to run right out and buy it, neither is mommy for 7 year old Jimmy. What a waste. If anything upgrade it for the 360 or PS3, at least those systems deserve the game.

ReD_FeLony
ReD_FeLony

Imagine if they were developing a wii game along, and were like; 'Here you go you sobbing losers, Resident Evil 5 for the Wii,'

Mega-Tom
Mega-Tom

Wiii sucks!!!! Remakes are alright but yeah, the Wii is terrible! Bring on RE5!!!!

tjharwin
tjharwin

Screw remakes, we want RE5 for Wiiiii!

madmansgates
madmansgates

I would love capcom to re release the Resident Evil Remake that came out on the gamecube. That would was awsemome

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

capcom just gave us dead rising, chop til you drop . so they care, and it wasnt actuallly as bad as every one thinks, i beat it , it has loads of zombies on screen heck i was trapped almost every time so ya theres zombies, everything is the same except no time limit only on the last mission and that was hard , so dont ask how i did it, bottom line re4 and dead rising were the best efforts , hands down the wii version of dead rising is better then the 360 version, the 360 version only gives you 13 lines of health , and each time your bitten , it goes down the wii version you can escape some of the time , and it looks very similar graphically, i did not see a difference in it

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

emporio 360 has re5 it dont need what wii gets especally since you wont get motion controls itll end up being a sloppy port they will not use 360s power since it then would mean more money on somthing thatll get no attention wii version would get attention since the motion controls and what ever is done with it , actually make the game more interisting

EmporioLove
EmporioLove

What they need to do is port RE4 to the 360, HELL why not ALL the RE titles. That would be overwhelmingly exciting!!!

keyser27
keyser27

@Mush Mouth Maybe you're right! Umbrella has started selling roids, Chris gets them, is VIRTUALLY PARALYZED, based on his movement speed in 5, and his partner Sheva has been eating Umbrella(TM) crackrocks, so she wastes ammo everywhere, takes any "herb" she finds the second she gets he grubby mitts on them, and that explains the inventory as well... he doesn't have the brainpower to lay out his weapons and stuff to conserve space. :) First time I've been able to smile about it since I played the ***tty demo. Great job capcom! Epic Fail for the series, but you'll at least sell a lot!

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

oh gosh another port. codveronica began on dreamcast...moved to ps2...moved to gamecube...moving to wii. shesh

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. Though I sincerely hope otherwise, based on Capcom's previous Resident Evil efforts for the Wii, this will likely be a redux of the original Dreamcast title or a pared down shooter. An original Code Veronica sequel would, indeed, be welcomed.

dubel_07
dubel_07

What's with all the thumbs down? I made a good comment! I said that CV2 would be A GOOD THING!

Zeekeal
Zeekeal

It will be a strait port if anything, they will not make a new game or change an old one to make it like RE4, capcom doesn't care enough about wii even though RE4 sold over a million on wii. Prepare to be dissapointed.

gordos24
gordos24

i hope that they make a remake just like the first one for the gamecube.the first remake version is one of the best remakes i ever see.fingers crossed pray and hope.... :)

retrofraction12
retrofraction12

I hope they just make a new game and make it exsepcially just for the wii, we have been given them so much support and all they give us is UC the lazy B$^*ds.

retrofraction12
retrofraction12

I want it to have better grapics than the GC port and play as smouth as RE4, and if they fail to do so I have lost all faith with capcom as a developer, the retards.

Mush_Mouth
Mush_Mouth

@keyser27: of course chris is slow, the guy looks like he juices with every meal, hahaha. Hey there we go, maybe they'll combine RE5 and Wii Fit and call it RE: 'Roid Rage!!