Code Vein is the latest JRPG from Dark Souls Publisher Bandai Namco. Following the game’s release date announcement last week it now even has a new trailer which you can watch in all its glory down below.
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The newest trailer shows a bit of gameplay, and the game’s unique art style and companion mechanics and how they work, at first glance it does seem that the game has a lot going on for it , and it will be interesting to see how western audiences take to the game once it is released in 2018.
The game allows you to choose a companion which will help you advance in the game , and there is a certain element of strategy attached to it all as your skill set needs to complement the skill set of your companion so that you can advance in the game with relative ease.You also make use of Blood Veils which are extracted from fallen enemies to boost your abilities .
“Players can change their form to increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilize new weapon abilities with overpowered attacks,” Bandai Namco said. “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.”
Think of Code Vein as a anime version of Dark Souls, as the game takes place in the same grim and Dark world as the Souls series. However thats where the similarities end as Code Vein seems to be a bit more fast paced , and seems to be modeled after popular anime’s. However Bandai Namco has itself encouraged comparisons to Dark Souls by using the catch phrase “Prepare To Dine” which is a play on the ” Prepare To Die” tag line associated with Dark Souls .
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