Bandai Namco has officially unveiled Code Vein following the earlier info reveal from Famitsu. The new content revealed today are several screenshots and an official synopsis of what the game is about.
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. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.
Players can choose an AI buddy to accompany them as they explore the world, and each companion has their own feel and backstory. Revenants will use Blood Veils which drain enemies to enhance your abilities, and then use these gifts to increase their strength, weaken enemies and use new weapon abilities. You will choose from a variety of weapons such as bayonets, axes and spears to suit your style.
The centerpiece of today’s reveal are a host of screenshots. In them you can see the game’s distinct art style, which is stylized and dark:
The game is being developed internally at Bandai Namco, from the team that worked on God Eater. It is scheduled to launch in 2018 on “major consoles”, with no word on a PC release. Thoughts on the full reveal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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