Code Vein's Release Date Has Moved, The Anime Souls-Like Will Now Launch In 2019

Fans looking for something in the vein of Dark Souls will have to wait a little longer.

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Now Playing: Code Vein's Release Date Has Moved - GS News Update

Code Vein, the Bandai Namco title that is affectionately referred to as "anime Dark Souls" has been delayed into 2019. The game was originally set to release on September 28, 2018, but, according to its publisher, extra time is being spent to "ensure that the final product delivers on the expectations set amongst media and fans."

"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,," said Eric Hartness, vice president of Bandai Namco America's marketing.

"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."

Bandai Namco did not provide a more specific release date, other than "2019."

In Code Vein, players take control of a Revenant who exists in a world "full of vicious enemies and monstrous bosses." One of the key gameplay mechanics is extracting blood from enemies to boost your own abilities.

"Players can change their form to increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilize new weapon abilities with overpowered attacks," Bandai Namco previously explained. "Utilizing the vast array of weaponry along with each character’s Gift, players can adapt and strategize to a variety of battle conditions that suit their play styles."

On July 9, Bandai Namco released a couple of Code Vein character trailers which provided more information the game's overall story. Code Vein will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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anyone know what's up with this? it's been awfully quiet and it's weird we don't have a release date yet since it's been pushed back from September '18.

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Hey look, I'm all for quality assurance and all that. And I'm glad they care enough about us--assuming they're tellin' the truth. With that said, this was supposed to come out a day before my B-Day. So yeah, definitely a bit pissed, more than the average fan at least.

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Eat a....

Once again, there is no industry, that I know of, that postpones the deadline so often for so long without providing a progress report and compensation for the delay (other than maybe governmental construction contractors in a corrupt environment).

If the costumers don't demand better, this will be the trend.

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hmm, i don't see it. there's only Spiderman and Tomb Raider, which are both totally different games. there's plenty of room for melee-combat focused action rpgs in September. since i'm not interested in Spiderman in any way i guess i'll be playing Tomb Raider in the vacation days i took especially for Code Vein.

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Was hoping I could play this game until Darksiders 3 came out... Oh well!

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Well with DragonQuest, Tomb Raider and Spiderman in September... I am super ok with this. I was afraid it get lost.

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Switch version?

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Well that sucks took days off work to play it lol

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@rumadbrah: me too :( guess i'll play Tomb Raider, although i was way more excited for this.

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are you fucking kidding??

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September through the end of the year has a lot of blockbuster releases, so I can't blame them if they are attempting to optimize sales as well as tightening the game up some more.

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Early 2019 is just as packed with big name game releases, if not more... so what now?? Will Code Vein slip into a summer or fall 2019 release?? :(

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I'm glad; I've already a ton of games I want stated for fall of 2018.

This is a smart move, as it stands this game likely would've been buried in other high-profile releases if it wasn't delayed.

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@joejoe1639: i'm sad; i've got no games i'm excited for this year. this was the only.

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@joejoe1639: but early 2019 is populated with high profile releases too! Well, none of them an Action RPG I think.

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@santinegrete: This fall there's Spiderman, Soul Caliber 6, Tomb Raider, RDR2 and possibly others I'm not remembering. I don't think early 2019 is quite as loaded up.

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@joejoe1639: not as loaded, still pretty loaded. I might overrate it because all I want is on that date lol.

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Good move. Spidey is going to swallow september and red dead is on october. Not a good month

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They honestly delayed it because September was to crowded. That's all it is smh.