Bandai Namco promised that today we would get to see what their teased new project was and they delivered with more details about the project, Code Vein.
The third person Action RPG is being developed by the same team behind God Eater and has you take on the role of a vampiric Revenant who is accompanied by an AI-controller buddy. Together you fight your way through the region known as Vein. Defeating your opponents allows you to absorb their powers via blood Veils which can be used to boost your abilities.
Here is how Bandai Namco set the scene for the game:
In the not too distant future, 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. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.
While there isn’t any video footage of the game in action, they did release a number of screenshots which you can check out below:
Code Vein is planned for consoles and has a broad release window of 2018. We expect more as the game progresses through development.