When Bandai Namco revealed some key details about their new action RPG Code Vein, I was a little disappointed. It didn’t sound like a vampire-themed Dark Souls – which is what I was hoping for. But lo and behold, they’ve just released footage of the game in action, and it’s remarkably (Souls-y?) Souls-y.
The trailer includes bad-ass weapons, dodge-rolling, and intimidating bosses/areas. It’s glorious, you guys. GLORIOUS.
“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.”
There’s still no release date for the game, other than sometime next year. We also don’t know if it’ll release on PC alongside “major home consoles”.