CODE VEIN Receives New Gameplay Details; Including Battle System

CODE VEIN, the upcoming action-RPG by publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment, is still shrouded in mystery but thankfully the publisher have revealed some interestin new gameplay details.

For starters the battle system within CODE VEIN is varied, thus offering multiple possibilities for players – as listed below:

  • The Gift system allows usage of up to 8 gifts during battle to temporarily increase attack or defence actions. Gifts can also be passive and gained with specific items or equipment.
  • The Stamina Gauge will have players manage all their actions (including attacks, evading, dashing and drain). Controlling actions and being attentive to the stamina gauge is key to survive in CODE VEIN. With a successful Drain action, the number of Ichor points will be increased as well as the maximum number of Ichor stock. A Special Drain can be performed under certain conditions. Not only will it increase the number of Ichor and Ichor stock, it will cause massive damage to enemies. The Special Drain action can be performed after a successful parry of an enemy’s attack, a successful attack from the back or a combo attack.
  • The Focus System can temporarily increase characters abilities during battle. This is best used when receiving and dodging attacks or surrounded by multiple enemies. The Focus System allows players to fight back in extreme situations, acquiring a power boost when intentionally placing themselves in danger. They can negate an attack, increase their own attack and throw enemies in the air!
  • The Partner Action will help players during fights. Companions will support players by attacking during battles, enhancing the skills and sharing Health Points when needed.

In addition to the Battle System new Details about the characters featured within the game, as well as the character creation process, have also been revealed – as explained below:

  • Players will be able to create their own protagonist from choosing their gender, body and hair styles to the voice of the character.
  • Louis is a young leader helping Revenants suffering from bloodlust. He ventures into the isolated land of VEIN looking for the source of Blood Beads to use as a substitute for human blood. With his one-handed sword, he is a swift attack expert and can elude with the armour type Ogre.
  • Io is a female Revenant who explores with the protagonists. She has no memory of her past but knows VEIN very well. She will be extremely useful for the player!

In CODE VEIN players assume the role of Revenant wherbey they embark on a quest to uncover lost memories and restore peace within the world.

CODE VEIN is currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and is currently planned for release during 2018 with further details to be announced.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock 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, PS4 or Xbox One.

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