Code Vein will feature “a large variety of fields” and challenges

It all began with a mysterious trailer hinting at a new Bandai Namco title. Then on April 20 there was the official announcement for Code Vein, stating that it will be out on “all major consoles” in 2018.

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Developers promise a large variety of environments.

It is a long wait and the info that was given at the announcement was not enough for God Eater fans. The new action RPG will feature a race of Revenants, vampire-like beings who must feed on blood in order not to become monsters themselves. They will be using a range of weapons, special gifts as well as their main equipment, “Blood Veils”, used to draw blood from the enemies.

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There has been some new info leaked in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, and Gematsu was fast enough to already catch it and translate it. So here we go:

  • The game is set in a world where time has passed after it was destroyed by a certain cause. Now, modern society is made up of adjoining lands.
  • Your purpose as a Revenant is to survive. As you fight, you will get closer to the truth of the world.
  • (Presumably referring to the screenshots that have been released…) The protagonist is the short-haired man, and the red-haired man and the woman wearing the Russian hat are NPCs.
  • The player character can be freely customized. Gender can also be set. A wide range of customization is possible, allowing you to make a heroic and cool-looking character.
  • The game will feature growth elements with a very high degree of freedom, allowing you to develop your character in a way that matches your play style.
  • Rather than progress by clearing stages, you’ll explore the world of adjoining lands on your own feet.
  • There are a large variety of fields. Each area has enemies with different characteristics, as well as area-specific mechanics. The volume should be satisfying.
  • Even if your Buddy character dies, you can continue exploring. You can also explore on your own without bringing along a Buddy.
  • The concept of “death” does not exist. Even if you’re out of action, if time passes, you can become active again (retry again from a checkpoint).
  • They’re re not trying to put difficulty at the forefront, but there will be challenges.

It is going to be a long wait until 2018 for Code Vein.

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