Dark Souls Publisher Reveals Its New Game, A Vampire RPG

Code Vein has been announced, but no platforms have been confirmed.


Ahead of schedule, the recently teased game from Bandai Namco has been revealed as Code Vein, an RPG where you play as a vampire.

Code Vein is described as a "dungeon exploration-type, hard action RPG" in the latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu (as translated by Gematsu). It's in development by the same team responsible for the God Eater series.

Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, players assume the role of a Revenant. These are superpowered vampires who have lost most of their memories and now live as part of a society called Vein. Revenant need blood in order to avoid turning into something called a Lost.

Through the Buddy system, you can take an AI-controlled companion with you as you explore and engage in combat with a variety of swords and other melee weapons.

The full game is apparently still a ways off, with Famitsu reporting it's only 30% complete at this point and is not due out until 2018. It runs on Unreal Engine 4 but does not yet have any confirmed platforms.

More details on Code Vein should arrive soon; when Bandai Namco first teased the game last week, it said to expect an announcement on April 20.

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