Code Vein screenshot of enemies in the darkness

As you might deduce from the title and image above, Code Vein is Bandai Namco's upcoming action-RPG that appears to be heavily influenced by the Dark Souls series, both in terms of gameplay mechanics and visuals. The combat is all about precise strikes and careful dodges, while the world and its inhabitants are all dark, twisted, and generally depressing, as one would expect given the Souls influence.

If you need a bit more evidence that this is Bandai Namco's attempt at 'anime-Souls', allow me to share with you the most recent trailer. It wont offer you a detailed look at the combat system, but it will still give you a decent idea of what to expect from Code Vein in terms of characters and playstyle. Have a look:

Not much information has been revealed so far, but if you would like to learn a little bit more about Code Vein you should head over to the Bandai Namco website. As for the release date, you can expect to see Code Vein on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018, though the exact date hasn't been given just yet.

And since I can offer you very little else in terms of useful information, let me send you off with one of the earlier gameplay videos. This one isn't riddled with jump-cuts so it should give you a better overview of what Code Vein's combat is all about. Enjoy!

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