Code Vein is an action RPG developed by Bandai Namco. Despite the announcement with the #PrepareToDine tag, Code Vein seems to be unrelated to Dark Souls. In particular, the game is described as a “dungeon exploration-type, hard action RPG“. Enjoy the teaser trailer for Code Vein!
Code Vein is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where everything fell to ruin because of the “thorns of judgment“, which have pierced the earth’s crust. The closed society called Vein is made up of Reventants, survivors who now live as superpowered vampires. As you may have figured out, the key point is blood. During the game, a Revenant will have to try to never be short of blood, otherwise it might turns into something called a Lost.
The price a Revenant paid in order to get his super powers is the loss of most of his memory. When low on blood, a Revenant completely loses his human side turning into a monster. During your trip in Code Vein, you’ll encounter a large number of big and small Losts wandering around the world as you try to find out what happened to humanity and whether the thorns of judgment are linked to the birth of the Revenants.
As reported on Gematsu, “One of the biggest features of Code Vein is the existence of a “Buddy.” When exploring Vein, you can take along a single Buddy. By sharing the sense of accomplishment of defeating strong enemies and overcoming the point of death, that feeling evolves into something special. […] Having a Buddy enables you to use tactics such as setting a decoy. Other than the sense of security a Buddy offers, they also come with great merit”.
A Revenant can count on many weapons, most of which for close combat. An interesting Revenant original equipment is the Blood Veil, a mechanism that let you suck the blood from the Losts which is later transported into the user’s mouth through a pipe. Tempered Blood is an awesome Revenant technique through which, after successfully using a blood sucking attack, you can activate several useful effects on your Revenant, such as strengthening yourself, weakening enemies, and attacking directly.