Code Vein characters exploring dimly lit caverns

Code Vein is Bandai Namco's upcoming action-RPG that seems to be heavily influenced by the Dark Souls series, both in terms of gameplay mechanics and storytelling. As you might expect from that alone, the combat is all about precise strikes and dodges, while the world and its inhabitants are all dark and twisted, barely able to hold themselves together.

If you're wondering how all of this translates into gameplay, allow me to share with you the latest trailer. It's primarily focused on the story and characters, but it also features plenty of combat so it should give you a pretty damn good overview of what Code Vein is all about. Have a look, it's quite an interesting video:

I would love to tell you more, but I'm afraid there aren't that many details available just yet. Still, if you would like peruse over what little is available, you should head on over to the official website. As for the release date, Code Vein is expected to arrive on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018, though no exact date has been given just yet.

Since the video above didn't feature much continuous gameplay, I'll send you off with one of the earlier gameplay previews. It's not a very long video, but it should give you a general idea of how the combat works. Enjoy!