Dark Souls may be over, but Bandai Namco isn't ready to leave that sweet, sweet Souls money behind. The publisher has announced Code Vein, an action RPG from the team that brought you the God Eater series. Last week, there was an animated teaser for the game and the full reveal is on April 20, 2017. It's being built in Unreal Engine 4 for a worldwide release in 2018, with platforms unannounced.
Bandai Namco offered up more details about Code Vein in the latest issue of Famitsu (via Hachima Kikou, translated via Gematsu). The game is being developed in a different development line from the God Eater series, so you don't have to worry about that franchise being derailed. The game is being directed by Hiroshi Yoshimura and produced by Keita Iizuka, with the project team leader being Yusuke Tomizawa.
The players take the form of Revenants, vampires who live in an isolated community called Vein. The Revenants have lost most of their memories and those who go short of blood will find themselves becoming the Lost. Code Vein is relying heavily on the Buddy system, allowing you to bring an AI partner along while exploring dungeons.
The publisher is calling Code Vein "dramatic exploration action RPG", where players explore an interconnected world with some great tension. Sounds like the Dark Souls formula, but likely strained through the lens of the God Eater team, much like how God Eater itself has built itself on the Monster Hunter formula.
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