Bandai Namco’s New Project Announced as CODE VEIN

Earlier in the month Bandai Namco Entertainment teased a brand new IP; well over the past few days the developer-come-publisher have today announced that this project will be known as CODE VEIN.

Expected for release on ‘major’ home consoles next year CODE VEIN is a gruelling action-PRG that will throw players into a world ravaged by a mysterious disaster and filled with vicious enemies and monstrous beasts; or so the synopsis suggests at least.

 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.

In this challenging action-RPG, CODE VEIN finds players assuming the role of a Revenant. After stumbling into Vein, players are tasked to embark 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 known as Gifts, players can change their form to increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilise new weapon abilities with overpowered attacks. Utilising 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.

CODE VEIN sounds ‘very’ interesting; especially those who enjoyed GOD EATER and DARK SOULS franchises so we will be looking forward to hearing more on what Bandai Namco Entertainment have to say about this brand new IP; but in the meantime here is a selection of screenshots showcasing what to expect from the game.

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CODE VEIN is currently expected for release next year onto ‘major’ home consoles, which suggests a PS4 and Xbox One release; but further details will be revealed throughout the year.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

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