This section pertains to consoles, computer parts, controllers, and accessories specifically made for the series. There are consoles that have been specifically released for the Biohazard series (as in: limited edition consoles, not just pack-in-title bundles,) since the days of the Dreamcast. Controllers, I'd say, are pretty self-explanatory.Accessories is where it gets a bit more wild, we're talking officially made cases, game holders, memory cards, modems, wrist straps, and so many other things. It's somewhat to save my sanity from putting these all into the Official Items category which would bloat that section so badly, thus they're all here.
[HA01] ASCII Dedicated BIOHAZARD Controller
[HA02] Biohazard CODE: Veronica Dreamcast Limited Box Claire Ver.
[HA02a] Biohazard CODE: Veronica Dreamcast Limited Box Claire Ver. Controller
[HA02b] Biohazard CODE: Veronica Dreamcast Limited Box Claire Ver. VMU
[HA03] Deadly Silence DS Binder
[HA03a] Deadly Silence S.T.A.R.S. Strap
[HA04] Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Elite Limited Edition
[HA04a] Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Elite Limited Edition Controller
Title: ASCII Dedicated BIOHAZARD Controller (ASCIIバイオハザード専用コントローラ)
Catalogue: ASC-0509BH/SLPH 00060
Scans: Box Front | Box Back | Manual | Sample Page | Memory Card Stickers | Herb Tea | Green Herb | Blue Herb | Red Herb
During the peak of the original releases for the series, it was kind of unsurprising to see a perhipheral come out for the games that touts itself as being an 'exclusive' or dedicated controller for one series. ASCII came out swinging with this one: a Biohazard themed controller, complete with a stylised grip on the right of a gun grip. It actually is pretty nice to use, though you have to break some muscle memory as they've moved your fire button to being the trigger on the right side with R1 as a face button, but it has a split L/R - U/D directional pad which is super comfy and makes for tight movement.
Included in the kit with the controller is also some memory card stickers, and some 'Herb Tea.' The herb teas are peppermint for green, mint & lavender for blue, and chamomile & rosehip for red. For tea that is ... over 20 years old it still smells quite potent through the packets, but that is the joy of dried herbs like this in that they never really go 'off', especially when stored right. I just kind of... chuckle every time I remember the teas exist because it's a cute concept!
My controller box has a bit of sunfading to it, but given it came complete and working I'm not too concerned.
Title: Biohazard CODE: Veronica Dreamcast Limited Box Claire Ver. (バイオハザードコード:ベロニカドリームキャストリミテッドボックス クレアVer.)
Catalogue: HKT-3000, Serial 019014120505, Limited Number 0533/1800
The Dreamcast Veronica Model, as it is officially denoted on its box. Specially released for CODE: Veronica and the 5th Anniversary of the series as a whole, this limited Dreamcast was one of 1800 produced. The Claire version has a stunning transparent crimson top case to the console with a pink lid, and a french grey solid back. The rarer counterpart to this beauty was a deep blue/purple S.T.A.R.S. limited console which was released the same day but in much smaller numbers: 200 only.
We know via extensive documentation from Dreamcast enthusiasts that the last 50 models of the Claire Version were sold via Sega's Dreamcast DIRECT service in 2001 - apparently with CODE: Veronica Complete instead of the vanilla release, while the last 30 S.T.A.R.S. versions were given to Famitsu for a giveaway contest.
I worked hard to get this -- they're becoming increasingly harder to find at an affordable price, especially with the lower serial numbers, and I put some of my bonus from work toward this. Slowly but surely I'm getting all the 5th Anniversary items, and I love that most of them are CV based due to its release for the anniversary. What I love most about this particular item though is that with how SEGA handled Dreamcast production, the console has a history that is very clearly documented. In this case, the release date is noted on the base of the console box -- very handy for people doing archival work on releases -- and all stores were required to stamp or write their details on them. My model came from a shop called Chartland Narimasu, located at Itabashi-ku, Tokyo. It's still going to this day! Their address and number are even the same after doing some google diving.
This was available for sale for a limited time and came with a copy of the limited edition version of CODE: Veronica [DC03], the pre-order metal 'Let Me Live' design plaque with Claire's prisoner ID on it [OI02], a Dream Passport 2 for online use, cables and documentation, and a matching controller [HA01a] with VMU [HA01b] which are documented below.
Title: Biohazard CODE: Veronica Dreamcast Limited Box Claire Ver. Controller (バイオハザードコード:ベロニカドリームキャストリミテッドボックス クレアVer. コントローラ)
Retail: Not For Sale
This is a super pretty controller -- SEGA released a lot of nice alternate colouration controllers over the lifespan of the DC, but the ones that are exclusive to the Veronica Model pairs are quite striking. The back is solid french grey, with the top casing being in the Let Me Live crimson, and the VMU window is a striking Made In Heaven pink as homage to Claire's original outfit in BH2, which mirrors how the lid of the Claire Version also has that pink.
The only way to obtain this was to purchase the entire Veronica Model Claire Version unit. They were never sold separately.
Title: Biohazard CODE: Veronica Dreamcast Limited Box Claire Ver. VMU (バイオハザードコード:ベロニカドリームキャストリミテッドボックス クレアVer. ビジュアルメモリ)
Retail: Not For Sale
The special Visual Memory Unit (or Visual Memory System as they were known in Japan) for the Veronica model of Dreamcast comes in the same unifying french grey that is used to balance the transparent colours on the console and controller. The unit also is specially adorned with the CODE:Veronica logo.
The only way to obtain this was to purchase the entire Veronica Model Claire Version or S.T.A.R.S. unit. They were never sold separately.
Title: Deadly Silence DS Binder (バイオハザード デッドリーサイレンス DSバインダー)
Retail: Not For Sale
This is a really gorgeous DS Binder/Wallet which was made in limited quantities for the Biohazard DS Limited Pack. The binder itself is made of durable, 100% leather, and sports an embossed S.T.A.R.S. logo on the bottom right hand corner of the front. Sadly I lack an original DS to showcase it properly, so my 3DS makes a semi-decent substitute. Obviously, the case is made for the original DS, and only the original DS as all iterations later are just too small for it. A shame, since it would have been cool to pick up a second one of these cases to use practically.
Title: Deadly Silence S.T.A.R.S. Strap (バイオハザード デッドリーサイレンス S.T.A.R.S. ストラップ)
Retail: Not For Sale
Like the DS Binder, this strap only came as part of the Biohazard DS Limited pack. Since the strap is designed for the original DS, it's got some decent length to it, and is pretty sturdy. My 3DS is again a brilliant example of how big it is, as is a 3DS game case. It's certainly long. The design is simple and designed to go nicely with the leather binder, just sporting the text S.T.A.R.S. and what it means outside of the acronym.
Title: Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Elite Limited Edition (レジデント・イービル5 エックスボックス360 エリートリミテッドエディション)
Information: A gorgeous all-red console that only saw release worldwide as an Elite pack -- this was the only way to get this colour, and so it's always remained tied to the series thanks to that. Being an elite pack the console came with a 120GB HD, a matching red controller, a headset, charging cable, and all required hook up cables.
The console also came with a hard copy of Resident Evil 5.
Title: Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Elite Limited Edition Controller (レジデント・イービル5 エックスボックス360 エリートリミテッドエディションコントローラ)
Though not the only controller for the 360 made in red, the limited edition Resident Evil 5 console was the only X-Box in production with this specific warm-red tone.
My one is a little worn, mostly in the thumbstick on the left side, from heavy use before I was unable to actively play my 360 anymore due to injuries making the controller style very uncomfortable with its asymmetrical layout.