Dark Souls Publisher Reveals Its New Game, A Vampire RPG

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

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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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