Code Vein New Screenshots and More Details Revealed

Code Vein New Screenshots and More Details Revealed

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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40 comments on “Code Vein New Screenshots and More Details Revealed”

  1. Avatar Daos_Strange says:

    Can’t say I’m really a fan of the art style. The concept seems interesting so I’ll keep an eye on it, but if I had to decide based on what I see here, I’d pass.

  2. Avatar Valvatorez says:

    I am really looking forward to this. I had lots of fun with God Eater 1+2.

  3. Avatar TSMP says:

    The feel I’m getting from this is closer to Soul Sacrifice than Dark Souls. Like, a whole lot closer.

  4. Avatar Emergence says:

    Good call on the Soul Sacrifice. I actually quite liked that game.

  5. Avatar Fallenangel700 says:

    Shut up and take my money! This sounds awesome!

  6. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    Looks awesome to me. Like Tokyo Ghoul (not the first to say it) mixed with Darksiders.

  7. Avatar HazamaOuroborous says:

    Looks very interesting, I wonder what the gameplay will be like?
    I get a strong real-time RPG vibe, like KH or FF13, you know that kind of combat.
    Then again, I think a more conventional third-person style could work well too…..hmm, I’m just incredibly intrigued at the moment.

  8. Avatar MercwithMouth82 says:

    Digging the style!

    Really hoping for co-op and not only AI companions. But seeing as they are coming from God Eater I really hope co-op is a given.

  9. Avatar Fexelea says:

    So of course my first question is… to wiki, or not to wiki?

  10. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    Wiki, definitely wiki. Wiki while holding Nito’s skull in your hand.

  11. Nahztek-Shadowpath says:

    Hunger has increased.
    Definitely cover this one guys.
    I’m really liking what I see.

  12. Avatar announakis says:

    oh dear this looks right down my alley! I love the design of the characters. If you can personalize the character design even as much as Souls and skyrim etc, I will totally love it (provided the fighting system is decent of course)

  13. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Alright well you better all help me add info then! And remember… I can now see how many wiki edits you have right here on the forum


  14. Avatar qeter says:

    my pc sucks to much to run a cutting edge animeu game like this. can barely run dks3 without getting kicked for frame-rate in areas like dragon mountain zone (or whatever its called).

  15. Avatar Fallenangel700 says:

    If it’s anything like God Eater, it will have quite a bit of customization, but not to the degree of Souls and Skyrim. You won’t get all the 100 and 1 sliders to adjust every little curve of the face but you do get to mix and match face types, eyes, hairstyles, etc, etc.

  16. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    All this talk of God Eater makes me want to try it. I’ve kind of been on a Japanese game kick recently. Actually want to add some JRPGs (preferably action) to my collection. Eyeing Nioh and Nier right now.

  17. Avatar Fallenangel700 says:

    Do it, all of them are amazing!~

  18. Avatar MercwithMouth82 says:

    I guess that depends on things like build variety and crafting.

    If it is more like an action adventure with fixed stats and items it wouldn’t be worth it, right?

  19. Avatar MercwithMouth82 says:

    Some more infos:” rel=”nofollow

    -Code Vein takes place in a world where time has passed since it was destroyed due to a certain cause. Modern society is now part of adjoining lands.

    -Staying alive is the objective of being a Revenant. Fighting will get you closer to the truth of the world.

    -The protagonist is a short-haired young man. The woman in the Russian hat and red-haired man are NPCs.

    -The player character can be freely customized, including the gender.

    -The game offers deep character customization options, so you’ll even get to make cool and heroic-looking characters, and such.

    -In addition to customization, Code Vein’s character growth elements will also give you a lot of freedom, allowing you to create a character that perfectly fits your play style.

    -The game doesn’t progress through clearing stages, but by walking and exploring around the adjoining world.

    -There’s plenty of field variation, where you’ll see enemies with their own characteristics to each area, as well as setups and gimmicks that are unique to each area.The game content volume will be a satisfying one.

    -If your Buddy dies you’ll still get to continue exploring. You’ll also get the option to go exploring without a Buddy character.

    -The concept of “death” doesn’t exist in Code Vein. If you happen to go out of action then you’ll be revived after time passes (meaning you’ll get to retry from a checkpoint).

    -Difficulty isn’t something they’re trying to make a primary focus, but it will be pretty challenging.

  20. Avatar MercwithMouth82 says:

    Trailer coming May 2nd:” rel=”nofollow

    Teaser picture in the link.

    “It’s been decided that Code Vein’s 1st Trailer will be revealed on May 2. That’s five more days until the reveal. Please look forward to it! This image is a scene from the trailer. Someone appears to be looking down a ruined city.”

  21. Avatar Fallenangel700 says:

    The Nier: Automata DLC, the Nioh DLC, and the Code Vein trailer all in one day? I’m going to explode with hype. It’s been nice knowing you all.

  22. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    I like the sound of all of that. Looks like an awesome JRPG. I noticed in the comments section of the article that some people are confused as to the wording of "The protagonist is a short-haired young man. The woman in the Russian hat and red-haired man are NPCs". Then saying, "The player character can be freely customized, including the gender".

    As one guy explained, I’m pretty sure they meant the short haired guy is just the default stand in, like Mass Effect’s default Shepard.

  23. Avatar MercwithMouth82 says:

    Yeah, I figured the same thing.

    Now all I need to know if the AI buddy can also be replaced with an actual co-op partner and I’m all hyped.

  24. Nahztek-Shadowpath says:

    It’s a good way to go.

  25. Avatar MercwithMouth82 says:” rel=”nofollow

    Trailer is out.

    Now they really need to confirm co-op.

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