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.