Code Vein Articles RSS Feed | Code Vein RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Soulsborne ARPG Code Vein Gets Delayed Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:00:26 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Originally slated for a September 28 release, Bandai Namco's soulsborne ARPG Code Vein has been delayed to 2019. The move comes just one month after the original release date announcement (you can view the announcement trailer above).

The company did not provide a specific date for the game's new release window. 

According to a press release issued by Bandai Namco, Code Vein's delay will allow the developer to further refine the game's mechanics and gameplay to meet consumer expectations. 

Code Vein has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months. Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of Code Vein to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.” 

-- Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

Code Vein is an anime-inspired soulsborne ARPG set in a post-apocalyptic timeline. The game will feature both single-player and multiplayer modes where players can create their own characters and customize their fighting styles based on the game's many weapons, items, skills, and gifts. 

According to multiple sources such as Engadget and PC Gamer, Code Vein will not be playable at Gamescom 2018. There is currently no word on when a new demo of the game will be available. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Code Vein as it develops. 

New Code Vein Screenshots Showcase New Multiplayer Mode and Characters Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:25:46 -0500 Nicolas Entrabartolo

Bandai Namco recently released new screenshots showcasing upcoming game Code Vein's new online multiplayer mode. In these screenshots, we also got a look at two new characters: Karen and Cruz.

Karen is the older sister of Louis, who passed away but was revived as a revenant. Her job is to support and aid other revenants in the field of battle.


Cruz is a character who withstood many horrible experiments to further the cause of mankind. But after an attempt at an unsuccessful experiment, she became a destructive force of nature.

The new mode allows players to assist other revenants needing help in their fight against the Lost. You're able to communicate through stomps, voice commands, and hand gestures to allow for a more unified team effort.

Code Vein is to be released later this year on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Be sure to stay tuned to GameSkinny for more tips and news.

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Hyped for Code Vein Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:48:55 -0400 GeorgieBoysAXE


There is still a lot that we don’t know about Code Vein, and what its really setting out to be until we get to see the full trailer of the game in action next week. But there’s definitely enough that we do know to get excited about.

The gory presentation, and innovative premise of Code Vein holds, gives some promise to the undeniably gorgeous new gothic adventure, and it’s especially more exciting when you factor in that E3 is only a little over a month away.


What do you think of Code Vein? Are you excited for it? Let us know in the comments below. 


This game might end up being "Dark Souls Hard"


At the end of the one teaser video that we did get from Bandai Namco about Code Vein, the footage ended with the tagline “Prepare to Dine,” which sounds like a cheeky nod to another successful action-RPG that’s published by the Japanese company, Dark Souls.


While the reference may seem like a PR-driven marketing ploy on the surface, it could actually be a much deeper clue to the kind of challenge and difficulty that we might expect out of the new, brooding RPG.

While the aesthetic of Code Vein is certainly not as Lovecraftian as the presentation in From Software’s Souls franchise, the themes, atmosphere, and bestiary in the anime-inspired RPG are comparable enough that Bandai Namco may simply promote to the appeal of a hardcore gaming challenge.


We don’t have all the facts, but what we do know is that the game is going to have a big focus on farming resources and materials from your enemies. And if it’s anything like soul harvesting, then I wouldn’t be surprised if the studio is planning to mix Code Vein into being one big melting pot of Japanese flavored gaming goodness.


The vampire gimmick is actually pretty cool


The vampires here aren’t your garden variety bloodsuckers, and they’re definitely not like any of the glitzy, yuppie versions that we’ve seen from other media like Twilight or True Blood — they’re actually kind of interesting, terrifying, and a fresh take on the monster of legend.


From the promotional material that has been released for the game, we know a little about Code Vein's novel world. Setting the stage for Code Vein's post-apocalyptic future, we find that humanity is almost entirely wiped out and that vampire-like beings known as the Revenant are at the top of the food chain.


These new ghouls aren’t exactly on Easy Street, though, as the power of these dark beings isn’t without complication. Concerning their mysterious past, their insatiable thirst for blood has become a driving force behind their incessant hunting.  

Some of the Revenant aren’t exactly content with the status quo, and they adventure out into the world to find their memories in a dangerous hellscape, one in which they live against a number of different threats, like the Lost, former Revenant who transformed into vicious monsters after they let their thirst get the best of them.


Even though the amnesia trope is one of the most tired conventions that we’ve seen in RPGs, the vampire-themed twist on the concept is one that’s admittedly captivating in its own right, as well as for the conceit of vampires in general.


Code Vein is from the same team behind God Eater


The pedigree that’s backing the title is promising as it’ll be helmed by the team that created and worked on the God Eater series, a frantic, character-driven action RPG that shares a lot of similarities with Capcom’s Monster Hunter series (only with a heavier emphasis on action elements than RPG dynamics). Once a PSP exclusive, the combat is known for being incredibly deep, yet intuitive and accessible to first-time players. It has a fast, frenetic pace that keeps you constantly moving the moment any enemy beasts shows up on screen.


God Eater uses equipment and weapons to dictate play style instead of job classes, offering more flexibility to combat and leveling, something that will undoubtedly play a factor in the transforming mechanics that were teased for Code Vein. On top of that, the multiple characters shown in the screenshots from Code Vein's press kit might even indicate cooperative multiplayer elements -- just like God Eater.


Shortly after zombies had their time in the spotlight, Vampires became hip again, with their roles in media receiving a few… adaptions. With Bandai Namco’s upcoming title, Code Vein, that trend continues.


The new action RPG is currently slated for release on “major consoles” at some point within 2018, and the gameplay will revolve around the concept of feasting on enemies to harvest the various resources that their essences offer to the role-playing elements of the game. While there isn’t a whole lot that’s known about the game aside from the fact that we’ll know more once May 2 rolls around, there’s enough to chew on already. Here are three reasons why you should keep Code Vein on your radar.

New Bandai Namco Dark Vampire RPG, Code Vein, Announced Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:39:52 -0400 ESpalding

Last week, Bandai Namco released a teaser trailer using the hashtag #preparetodine. The trailer showed a dark, demonic kind of story with vampires big swords and lots of blood. It has now been revealed that this was the teaser for a new Vampire action-RPG called Code Vein to be released at some point next year on major consoles.

The game is set in the not so distant future in a time when society has crumbled, as well as the once proud symbols of business and infrastructure, due to a mysterious and devastating disaster. Underneath all the rubble lies a pocket of humans called the Revenants, fighters who, in exchange for their memories and thirst for blood, have had gifts bestowed on them to aid their fight. This society is called Vein.

Players take on the role of one of these Revenants and it is your job to put an end to this nightmare. With the help of a fellow Revenant and devices called Blood Veils, you must power up your character by draining the blood of your enemies which, in turn, help you enhance your own gifts resulting in being able to transform into demonic beings of increased strength and skill. All of which you can customize to fit your play style.

A full trailer hasn't been released yet but below are some screenshots from the game to whet your appetite until we can give you some more details so make sure you check back often to find out more!