The official Twitter account for Code Vein has shared some new screenshots that confirm that the upcoming vampiric RPG will feature weapon and armor upgrading.
Code Vein Weapons & Gear Upgrades
Obtain and Strengthen Weapons – Players can collect weapons in the dungeon areas. Strengthen weapons with special assets and Haze.
The screenshots depict the pickup of the Bardiche weapon, and a “Strengthen” menu for a Halberd-type called “Bisecting Garnet” at what is likely a blacksmith shop. The upgrade costs 600 Haze (Code Vein’s equivalent of Souls) and 1x “Queen Iron“, confirming an ore system.
The upgrade screen reveals a bit more about the weapons, demonstrating that they have both attack and defense attributes that are very similar to Dark Souls. Additionally, weight and damage types of “Cut / Thrust / Blunt” make the weapon setting familiar.
Some new additions specific of this game come in the form of Vampiric Ability enhancement and resistances.
Whilst many players are now focusing on the Dark Souls Remaster, the upcoming Bandai Namco Soulslike is a promising deviation, that we are very much looking forward to it thanks to our hands-on playthrough with the game.
We had the opportunity to interview CODE VEIN‘s Producer Keita Iizuka and Director Hiroshi Yoshimura at TGS 2017, you may want to check it out
If you would like to see how CODE VEIN relates to Dark Souls in a summarized fashion, you can check out this batch of GIFs showcasing CODE VEIN‘s gameplay in action!