So, after our story the other day, we have some more details from Bandai Namco, after they officially announced Code Vein, a game where you “feast in the blood of enemies” in a “massive interconnected world”.
Set to launch in 2018, the publisher has confirmed it will be coming to “major home consoles”. There is no word on a PC version yet.
Bandai Namco released an official synopsis for the game too, stating:
“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 centre 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.”
The players take up the role of a Revenant, and use items called Blood Veils, which drain enemies of their blood, to increase your power and abilities, known as Gifts.
“Players can change their form to increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilize new weapon abilities with overpowered attacks,” Bandai Namco said. “Utilizing the vast array of weaponry along with each character’s Gift, players can adapt and strategize to a variety of battle conditions that suit their play styles.”
It looks decent based on the screenshots. The game may only be in its preliminary stages, however, given Bandai’s track record of decent games, it should hold up.
Stay tuned for more.