The action game returns along with a network test.
Code Vein was an interesting project that popped up from the team behind the God Eater games. Instead of tackling their own brand of Monster Hunter this time, it was a take on the Dark Souls-like formula that has become increasingly popular. Unfortunately, it seemed to hit a bit of snag and suffered a major delay. The game has been totally silent since that delay almost a full year ago, but now it’s come back to life in a big way. It recently got a behind-the-scenes video to detail a lot of the aspects of the title, and a network test for people to try it out.
The video below features various members of the development team talking about the game. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the player character awakens as a vampiric creature called a Revenant. The dev team hopes to balance the story and gameplay properly, making sure one doesn’t overwhelm the other.
As far as difficulty, they hope to make it challenging, which is a staple of these Souls-like games. But the director does say they take to heart the lessons they’ve learned from God Eater about also creating systems to ease players into the game as to not frustrate and drive them away too easily in the beginning.
Along with the video, the game will get a demo Network Test that you can sign up for that will run from May 31 to June 3. You can check out the link and video discussed above at the bottom of the page.
Code Vein is still slated to come out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC some time this year.
The time has come to rise again. CODE VEIN takes you on a dark journey where you’ll search for memories of the past and hopefully escape this living nightmare.
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) May 8, 2019