Bandai Namco announces new 3rd-person action RPG

An in-game image from 'Code Vein'. An in-game image from 'Code Vein'. BANDAI NAMCO

Newly announced by Bandai Namco is the upcoming third-person action RPG, Code Vein, which is expected to come out in 2018 on "major home consoles."  It's a game where players will feast on the blood of enemies and journey across a massive interconnected world to unlock its mysterious sanguine past.

Code Vein takes place in the not too distant future where a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it.  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.  If players give into the bloodlust fully, they risk becoming one of the Lost -- fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. 

In the third-person action RPGm players assume the role of a Revenant.  After stumbling into Vein, they're tasked to embark into the world with a companion picked from the various residents of Vein to uncover lost memories and an exit out of this new demented reality.  The game's world is dangerous.  Bandai Namco says it's full of vicious enemies and monstrous bosses to put players’ combat skills to the test. 

Code Vein provides a fresh anime aesthetic and blood-curdling gameplay twists to the popular 3rd-person action RPG genre,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.  “The talented development team at Bandai Namco Studios is creating a tightly crafted experience filled with plenty of challenge that our fans crave along with a smart and engaging story that is sure to draw players deeper into the world of Code Vein.”

The ESRB does not yet list any age rating information for this title.

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