Resident Evil CODE:Veronica (BIOHAZARD CODE:Veronica in Japan) is a survival horror game which was originally released in 2000. Rather than by Capcom, the game was outsourced and made by Nextech and Tose as a replacement for a Saturn port of Resident Evil 2, which Capcom and Nextech believed would be sub-par. Originally, this game would have been a Dreamcast-exclusive title, but Sega's departure from the console industry changed this, and a modified port of the game was released for the Dreamcast, GameCube and PlayStation 2 the following year, titled Resident Evil CODE:Veronica X and known in Japan as BIOHAZARD CODE:Veronica 完全版 (Kanzenban, lit. "Perfect Complete Edition").
An HD remaster was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and then the PlayStation 2 version was released as a "PS2 Classic" on PlayStation 4. Thanks to the backward compatibility, the HD Xbox 360 version can be played on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S while PlayStation 5 plays the emulated version on PS4. The HD remaster is also accessible through PlayStation Now.
The game takes place on 27–28 December 1998, three months after the events of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. It is the first Resident Evil game released for a sixth generation console and the first game to use full polygonal environments instead of the static, pre-rendered backgrounds that characterized the previous installments.