Code Vein announcement trailer fuses Anime with Dark Souls and Vampires

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Roughly 2 weeks ago, Bandai Namco announced an upcoming vampiric Dark Souls-esque title called Code Vein. Yesterday they showed off some gameplay footage via an announcement trailer which gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the game. Check it out below:

In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world, as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity.

CODE VEIN is a third-person action RPG that finds players assuming the role of a Revenant. After stumbling into Vein, players are tasked to embark into the world with a companion picked from the various residents of Vein to uncover lost memories and an exit out of this new demented reality. The world of CODE VEIN is dangerous, full of vicious enemies and monstrous bosses to put players’ combat skills to the test.

The trailer above shows off some of the game’s desolate urban environments as well as a frost ridden rural location. It also displays some of the rather large enemies that players will have to defeat. There is a definite God Eater as well as Dark Souls influence on the game’s design and it certainly looks like it’s going to be quite a challenge.

No concrete release date has been given yet but the title will be releasing on all “major” consoles in 2018. Whether or not this includes the Nintendo Switch though remains to be seen.

Sahil Lala

Sahil Lala

Sahil is a tech and gaming enthusiast that's been a writer, reviewer, advisor and editor at multiple publications