Code Vein Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Code Vein RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 10 Awesome RPGs to Look Forward to in 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/lcqst/10-awesome-rpgs-to-look-forward-to-in-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/lcqst/10-awesome-rpgs-to-look-forward-to-in-2019 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:07:49 -0500 Tim White

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Cyberpunk 2077

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  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
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  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
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  • Release: TBD (maybe 2019? Please?)
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You didn't really think you'd get all the way through this list without seeing Cyberpunk 2077, did you? The legendary developers of the Witcher trilogy have turned their full attention toward crafting a futuristic dystopian RPG based on the hugely popular Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop system, and millions of gamers are aquiver with anticipation.

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Maybe I cheated a little by including Cyberpunk 2077 in a list of games slated for 2019—but only a little. Highly unofficial whispers around the internet have suggested that a 2019 release might be possible, but CD Projekt Red hasn't firmly committed to anything more than "it will be ready when it's ready."

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I, for one, am perfectly happy grudgingly willing to wait for the best Cyberpunk experience possible.

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That's it for our anticipated RPGs of 2019. Is there another RPG you're looking forward to that's not on this list? Share it in the comments below.

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Code Vein

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  • Developer: Bandai Namco
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  • Release: TBD 2019
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Do you like vampires, magic, ruined cities, and hyper-fast combat? Then Code Vein might be for you. We've been promised a dark and intriguing story, as well as lots of weapons, upgrades, and abilities.

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Originally scheduled for a 2018 release, it's been pushed back to a still unannounced date in 2019—hopefully that means Bandai Namco is taking extra time to get it right.

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Tom Clancy's The Division 2

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  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
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  • Release: 15 March 2019
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The Division blurred the lines between shooter, MMO, and RPG, and did a reasonably good job of it. To developer Massive's credit, they listened to player feedback and made consistent efforts to correct aspects of the first game their customers weren't pleased with.

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Hopefully, they've held onto that flexibility and applied past experience to The Division 2. You'll have to wait until next spring for another chance to shoot terrorists and gang bangers 30,000 times each.

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Wasteland 3

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  • Developer: inXile Entertainment
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  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
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  • Release: TBD 2019-ish
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The first Wasteland quickly made a name for itself as a highly successful post-apocalyptic strategy RPG. The sequel upped the ante and took home PC World's "Game of the Year" award in 2014. Developer inXile is gearing up to bring us an even bigger, darker (and co-op!) adventure in Wasteland 3.

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There's no trailer yet—not one that shows much, anyway. Maybe that's a deliberate ploy to build up more anticipation. Either way, watch for Wasteland 3 sometime in 2019 (probably, maybe).

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Dauntless

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  • Developer: Phoenix Labs
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  • Platforms: PC
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  • Release: TBD 2019 (open beta available now)
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There are plenty of RPGs out there and a decent selection of co-op action titles, but not much on tap in the way of true co-op RPGs. Free-to-play Dauntless looks like it's drawing at least some inspiration from the Monster Hunter series, allowing up to four players to battle tons of huge beasts together.

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Dauntless is in open beta now, with a full release scheduled for sometime next year.

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Hellsign

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  • Developer: Ballistic Interactive
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  • Platforms: PC
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  • Release: Q4 2019 (early access open now)
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"Horror-RPG" is such a great fusion of genres that it's surprising how few of them exist. Hellsign aims to fill that relative void with what looks to be a thrilling supernatural P.I. adventure. Players will initially be tasked with banishing fairly tame poltergeists, after which it will be time to buy better gear and weapons to take on more dangerous jobs.

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Check out the reveal trailer, then do your best to restrain your excitement for another year until the full release around Q4 2019—or pick up the early access version now.

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Rune: Ragnarok

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  • Developer: Human Head Studios
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  • Platforms: PC
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  • Release: TBD 2019
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Vikings and Norse mythology have been done before, but Human Head Studios is looking to put a fresh spin on Rune: Ragnarok with an open-world setting featuring enormous and terrifying bosses.

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Fans of Odin, mead halls, and brutal action-RPGs will surely want to keep this one on their watch lists.

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Kingdom Hearts III

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  • Developer: Square-Enix
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  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
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  • Release: January 2019
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Kingdom Hearts is one of the more weirdly numbered franchises out there; despite its name, Kingdom Hearts III is actually about the 119th game in the series. Sora, Donald, and Goofy are seasoned vets by now, ready to push back the Heartless once more.

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Now that Disney owns half of all franchises ever conceived, rumors abound that we might even see Star Wars or Marvel characters this time around. Nothing's official yet, though—we'll have to wait a little longer for more info.

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You can check out the official trailer here.

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GreedFall

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  • Developer: Spiders
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17th-century Europe, despite its rich history and plentiful folklore, is a setting seldom seen in games apart from standard high fantasy tales. GreedFall aims to do something about that. Part RPG, part swashbuckling adventure game, it places players in the shoes of a mercenary exploring the shores of a mystical island in search of a cure to a mysterious disease (and treasure, of course).

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By all indications, GreedFall seems to be aiming for a gritty and realistic aesthetic, fully embracing the technological limitations and social mores of pre-American Europe. It's surely worth keeping an eye on as its release date draws closer.

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Biomutant

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  • Developer: Experiment 101
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  • Release: TBD 2019
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Have you ever wanted to roleplay as a claymore-wielding cyborg raccoon-fox with a sick hat and a jetpack? Me neither, but now that it's been proposed, I'm strangely intrigued.

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Featuring fast, fluid third-person combat, Biomutant is largely keeping its story under wraps, except to say that a mysterious plague is threatening the Tree of Life and it's up to you to do something about it—or to make everything worse.

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Biomutant looks super pretty, too; you can check out a cinematic trailer here to tide you over until it releases sometime in 2019.

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2019 is shaping up to be a great year for RPGs, in both the AAA and the indie spheres. Here's a varied spread of lots of different role-playing titles to look forward to—you're sure to find something that catches your interest.

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Soulsborne ARPG Code Vein Gets Delayed https://www.gameskinny.com/9rgde/soulsborne-arpg-code-vein-gets-delayed https://www.gameskinny.com/9rgde/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. 

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New Code Vein Screenshots Showcase New Multiplayer Mode and Characters https://www.gameskinny.com/fosi8/new-code-vein-screenshots-showcase-new-multiplayer-mode-and-characters https://www.gameskinny.com/fosi8/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.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Hyped for Code Vein https://www.gameskinny.com/t1ej6/3-reasons-why-you-should-be-hyped-for-code-vein https://www.gameskinny.com/t1ej6/3-reasons-why-you-should-be-hyped-for-code-vein Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:48:55 -0400 GeorgieBoysAXE

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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.

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

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This game might end up being "Dark Souls Hard"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The vampire gimmick is actually pretty cool

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Code Vein is from the same team behind God Eater

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Bandai Namco Dark Vampire RPG, Code Vein, Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/oxzim/new-bandai-namco-dark-vampire-rpg-code-vein-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/oxzim/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!

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