In the latest issue of Famitsu, via Gematsu, the new Bandai Namco project “Code Vein” has been revealed, which was teased in last week’s Prepare to Dine trailer. It is a dungeon exploration RPG from the team behind God Eater and will release in 2018 for as of yet unannounced platforms, presumably consoles.
Players will take on the role of Revenants, which are vampires with supernatural powers. Living in an isolated community called Vein, they have evolved beyond humanity but have lost their memories, and their desire to feed on blood staves off a starvation condition that turns them into monsters called Lost. Defeating these allows you to consume their blood via a piece of armor like equipment, and this collected blood can be channeled into a variety of actions like a special attack, self buff or enemy debuffs.
Players can explore the seamless connected world with an ally who acts on their own, and use a variety of melee weapons like swords, spears and hammers to explore the dungeons and uncover the hidden truth of the world.
An official worldwide reveal is coming Thursday, with more info and possibly screenshots. Some of these terms and names may change due to english localization for the worldwide reveal so we will update everything accordingly. Beyond, a gameplay trailer will be releasing this May. Check back with us for all of the info that releases.