Bandai Namco reveals Dark Souls-like Code Vein with mind-blowing screenshots and trailer

Update: Bandai Namco released a trailer for Code Vein which showcases some in-engine footage.

Bandai Namco recently announced Code Vein for release on major home consoles in 2018 with a slew of screenshots. Feast on the blood of enemies through a journey across a massive interconnected world to unlock its mysterious sanguine past in this grueling action role-playing experience.

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.

After stumbling into the Vein, players are tasked with going into the world with a companion picked from the various residents of Vein to uncover lost memories and an exit out of this new demented reality. The world of Code Vein is dangerous, full of vicious enemies and monstrous bosses to put players’ combat skills to the test.

Revenants also have access to Blood Veils, devices capable of draining the blood of their enemies in order to enhance their own abilities. Exploiting these enhanced abilities, players can change their form to increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilize new weapons with overpowered attacks. Using the vast arsenal along with each character’s build, players can adapt and strategize to a variety of battle conditions that suit their playstyles. The title seems to be a game along the lines of Dark Souls III but with vampire-like creatures.

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