Resident Evil – Code: Veronica
Resident Evil – Code: Veronica is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom and released for the Dreamcast in 2000. It is the fourth major installment in the Resident Evil series and the first to debut outside of a Sony PlayStation platform. The story takes place three months after the events of Resident Evil 2 and the concurrent destruction of Raccoon City as seen in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. It follows Claire Redfield and her brother Chris Redfield in their efforts to survive a viral outbreak at both a remote prison island in the Southern Ocean and a research facility in Antarctica. The game retains the traditional survival horror controls and gameplay seen in previous series installments; however, unlike the pre-rendered backgrounds of previous games, Code: Veronica utilizes real-time 3D environments and dynamic camera movement.
An FPS spinoff of this game, called Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica, would end up using much of this game's assets, including the same guns, but in first-person view. It was released for arcade machines and the Playstation 2 in 2001.
The following weapons were used in the videogame Resident Evil: Code Veronica:
The Beretta 93R is obtained during your first encounter with Steve. When you first acquire it, it only holds 15 rounds and only fires in semi-automatic mode. Later on, it can be upgraded to fire in 3-round bursts, as well as being given a 20-round magazine. It also receives a folding stock.
It appears to be the standard handgun of the Rockford Island garrison, as Rodrigo carries one when Claire talks to him in the prison early in the game.
Claire is shown with a Browning Hi-Power during the intro movie. She loses it when she is captured and it is never used in-game. It's presumably the same Hi-Power she acquired in Resident Evil 2.
Calico Model 100P
A pair of Calico Model 100P pistols can be obtained relatively early on after the first encounter with Steve, these are taken off of a zombie that busts out of a window. The upside is that if fires faster than the 93R, and can lock onto 2 targets at once, fired akimbo. The downside is that there is limited ammunition for it and cannot be reloaded
Chris Redfield's starting weapon is a Glock 17. The barrel can later be enhanced underneath the Rockfort Island training facility to fire rounds more powerfully. The enchancement seems to increase the chances of getting a critical headshot.
Steve's signature pistol(s) are a pair of ornately-engraved gold-plated Luger P08s he took from a display in the island's palace, which activated a trap in the process. Claire saves him and he claims the Lugers, saying that he found them (even though Claire found them before he did, but due to the trap could not actually take them). The game claims that they are chambered for .30 Luger.
Claire can get the Lugers from Steve by exchanging them for a pair of MAC-11s. They are called the "Ashford Gold Lugers" in-game. Steve is a playable character in the Battle Game extra, and the Gold Lugers can be used by him. They have infinite ammunition and are reasonably powerful.
The Ashford gold Lugers are, in fact, near identical replicas of a gold Luger made specifically for Hermann Göring.
The only way to get the Colt Python is to place the fire extinguisher in the items box at the beginning of the game. Chris can recharge this later in the Antarctic Base, put out the fire and then get the revolver. Ammo for this weapon is extremely rare, 6 rounds in the gun and 12 rounds that are found in the later half of the game.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII
Rodrigo Juan Raval holds a Desert Eagle on Claire in the opening FMV. However, this weapon does not appear in-game.
Claire finds a pair of MAC-11s and gives them to Steve who uses them throughout the game. Chris has the opportunity to find a pair as well and uses them until the ammo runs out (no spare ammo). Also, in the main game playing as Steve, if the player presses the aim button then releases it then presses it again Steve will hold his weapons with his arms cross linked much like Arnold Schwarzenegger does in True Lies.
Chris finds a SPAS-12 in the Rockfort Island Training Facility and is used to operate lever mechanism locks at certain key points. It is a cruiser grip model (no buttstock) and holds 8 rounds of 12 gauge Buckshot.
Claire finds a AK-47 in the Antarctic Research Facility Weapons Storage. It fires rapidly and ammunition is represented in percent, rather than traditional numeric value, as is the standard for fully-automatic (or High Capacity) weapons in the the early Resident games. It does not have a stock in this game. Chris can later use the AK-47 should the player deposit it in the Item Chest before completion of Claire's 1st scenario. Chris can also find a spare magazine (50%) in the Rockfort Island Training Facility.
Remington Model 700
The weapon used by Alfred Ashford throughout most of Claire's game is a Remington 700 or a Winchester 70, identified as an "MR7" in its inventory description. Claire can acquire it after Steve shoots Alfred in the Antarctic Base, causing him to drop the weapon. Picking up the weapon is required to trigger the next cutscene. After climbing onto a building's roof top, Claire will automatically equip it as the primary weapon to battle Nosferatu (a mutated Alexander Ashford). The weapon holds 7 rounds when picked up, and no additional ammo can be found (seeing how Alfred fired the weapon 2 or 3 times before he is shot, the total capacity might actually be 10). The rifle can kill Nosferatu with an accurate shot at his heart. Landing the final blow on Nosferatu with the sniper rifle triggers an extended death cutscene, which changes depending on the number of shots used. The weapon is dropped immediately after the fight ends and cannot be used anymore.
This is also the very first sniper rifle of the Resident Evil series thanks to the full-3D environment. Its caliber is never stated in-game, but is claimed to be .22 LR in the game's novelization by S.D. Perry, even though the model in-game does not look it (to be fair, this is apparently a go-to cartridge for Perry, as in another novel she states the M16 also fires this). Alfred also comments that he uses Glazer Safety slugs while killing a zombie he knew in the previous life in the novelization. Players can use cheats to get it outside of the Nosferatu battle, where its damage to zombies is not much better than handguns, despite its capabilities to deal direct headshots.
M79 Grenade Launcher
Also returning from Resident Evil 2 is the M79. Just like in the previous game, the M79 fires one shell at a time (most of which are fictional), although unlike other launchers featured in the series, the M79 can load all grenades of a specific type in a player's inventory (rather than being limited by a fixed capacity like the MGL in Resident Evil 5), making it an extremely useful space saver. Unique to this game is the inclusion of B.O.W. Gas Rounds for the grenade launcher.
What looks like an AT4 modified with pistol grips is an unlockable rocket launcher. Due to its power, it is capable of taking down nearly every enemy in one shot. It has infinite ammunition and can be obtained by beating the game with an A rank.
The Linear Launcher is an "advanced weapon designed to handle B.O.Ws". This anti-B.O.W launcher designed by Umbrella does not appear to be based off of any real life weapon and is only obtained at the very end of the game to be used against Alexia. It can also be unlocked for use in the Battle Game.
The Bow Gun returns from Resident Evil 2. The gun now only shoots one bolt at a time, but fires it at a rapid, semi-automatic pace like a repeater crossbow (despite not having a magazine or mechanism to support this). The gun is weaker than the handgun, but it's ability to fire rapidly and absurdly large ammunition "capacity" (210 bolts), makes it effective at dispatching low-level enemies while conserving inventory space (as it lessens the need to carry spare ammunition). It can also use much more powerful but rare "Gun Powder Arrows", which are bowgun bolts with explosive gunpowder loaded into them.
Much like in RE2, Claire never needs to draw back the bowstring, nor load another bolt into the weapon, after firing a shot. The gun simply launches bolts out of it using the power of video game magic.
GE M134 Minigun
The Umbrella helicopter in the opening cutscene is equipped with a GE M134 Minigun and lays waste to a large portion of Umbrella's Paris facility in the crew's attempt to kill Claire. This sequence would later be adapted into the film Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
The Tiger I on display at the Rockfort Island training facility still has its coaxial MG34 machine gun equipped because why not?
|Main Video Game Series||Resident Evil 0 • Resident Evil • Resident Evil (2002 remake) • Resident Evil 2 • Resident Evil 2 (2019 remake) • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis • Resident Evil 3 (2020 remake) • Resident Evil – Code: Veronica • Resident Evil 4 • Resident Evil 5 • Resident Evil: Revelations • Resident Evil 6 • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard|
|Spin-Off Games||Survivor • Outbreak • Darkside Chronicles • Mercenaries 3D • Operation Raccoon City • Umbrella Corps|
|Spin-Off Animation Films||Degeneration • Damnation • Vendetta|
|Spin-Off Live-Action Films||Resident Evil • Apocalypse • Extinction • Afterlife • Retribution • The Final Chapter|