Code Vein is Slick Ultraviolence in Latest Anime-Fuelled Gameplay trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 1:02 PM
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We’re barrelling towards a very quiet time of the year for gaming news, yet Bandai Namco has still seen fit to throw us a bone with a brand spanking new trailer for Code Vein. It’s anime as heck, so it won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but the Dark Souls lineage still manages to shine through.

“In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has caused the collapse of the world as we know it,” explains Bandai Namco, if you couldn’t extract any sense from the frenetic trailer. “Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood.”

It’s a suitably bloody trailer, which is probably what you should expect from a game that’s all about absorbing blood in order to become more powerful. It’s all a bit vampiric sounding, which ties in nicely to Code Vein’s ‘Prepare to Dine’ strapline.

With the absence of FromSoft (barring last week’s brief tease), Code Vein could be as good as it gets for hack and slash fans next year.

Code Vein is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.

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03:20 Dec-20-2017

Seems fun, but the combat is too slow for my taste. A little bit more fast-paced combat would be great imho.

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01:24 Dec-19-2017

This looks like it's gonna be awesome!

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17:02 Dec-18-2017

Game looks great, and if Ufotable is animating the anime cutscenes, then those scenes cannot be called anime anymore as it is very superior to traditional anime with all tht CGI effects maxed up, offering a smooth transition from the games 3d graphic scenes to the anime scenes. And Is it just me who is feeling the opening theme giving out POP: Warrior within vibe with the music and drum beats a bit similar to it. :D
anyways will be getting it for my PC and hope it's well optimized by Bamco like how Berseria was.

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14:46 Dec-18-2017

Dark Souls style, anime, girls, boobs and animation by Ufotable, I just found my Game of the Year

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16:54 Dec-18-2017

u said it bro.

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