Bandai Namco Releases New Screenshots of Vampire RPG Code Vein

Bandai Namco Releases New Screenshots of Vampire RPG Code Vein

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A batch of new Code Vein screenshots reveals two Revenants you'll encounter in-game.

Code Vein was announced back in April after a Dark Souls-like teaser trailer. The upcoming RPG has players playing as vampires called Revenants in a futuristic world.

Bandai Namco says that the game is set in a "dystopian world populated by vicious enemies and monstrous bosses." As Revenants, the players will have to select a companion from their hidden society called the Vein. The new screenshots released today introduce a couple of other Revenants that you'll encounter during the game: Mia Karnstein and Yakumo Shinonome.

Mia is described as, "A wandering female Revenant is wandering in the land called "Vein". She is accompanied by her younger brother (only family member she has left) whom she will do anything to protect. Her weapon of choice is a bayonet-styled weapon that can be used to attack at a distance."

The press release says of Yakumo, "A Revenant and former mercenary, Yakumo is a faithful man who is good at taking care of others. He is loved by others and conducts himself in a cool and professional manner during combat."

Code Vein is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime in 2018.

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What a Generic, uninteresting looking game. Wasn't impressed by the gameplay they have shown thus far. Really not a strong IP here guys, what the hell happened. The damn art style and anime character look is ruining it.

Yeah I feel the same. It doesn't interest me yet. It still looks better than The Surge though.

ProfMcStevie:
What a Generic, uninteresting looking game. Wasn't impressed by the gameplay they have shown thus far. Really not a strong IP here guys, what the hell happened. The damn art style and anime character look is ruining it.

The art work looks lazy. Its like it borrows assets from God Eater.

"Vampire" in this instance translating to "overdressed teenagers swinging around fridge doors with handles", because anime.

Oh wow, people on the Escapist upset that a game is being released and having a bit of a fit over it. Shocker.

Zhukov:
"Vampire" in this instance translating to "overdressed teenagers swinging around fridge doors with handles", because anime.

Right? Like holy sushi rolls Batman this shit is the most Japanese weeb stuff I've ever seen.

I miss the vampires like the ones from Bram Stoker's Dracula or the Nosferatu in the silent film Nosferatu. I'd love to see a game or film company go back and use vampires like how Bram Stoker did.

Saw "Vampire" and briefly hoped for a "Bloodlines"-esque dark, atmospheric good vampire game.

You raised my hopes, and dashed them quite expertly, sir. Bravo.

Eh, I'll go ahead and go against the grain of the discussion and say it looks like it could be fun. I'll take the goofy anime aesthetic over the dirty, grimdark western fantasy art style every single time. Then again, I'm fairly unabashed in my weeb-ness. Definitely see why the style isn't for everyone.

Bat Vader:
I miss the vampires like the ones from Bram Stoker's Dracula or the Nosferatu in the silent film Nosferatu. I'd love to see a game or film company go back and use vampires like how Bram Stoker did.

So you want another Vampire game, then?

OT: I'm still interested. I like the designs, and I'm not one to scoff at silly Japanese aesthetics. I hope they'll have more location variety than "ruined cities" though.

balladbird:
Eh, I'll go ahead and go against the grain of the discussion and say it looks like it could be fun. I'll take the goofy anime aesthetic over the dirty, grimdark western fantasy art style every single time. Then again, I'm fairly unabashed in my weeb-ness. Definitely see why the style isn't for everyone.

I'll join you and say I like the look of this game too. I honestly don't mind Japanese anime aesthetics. I know it's not for everyone, but that ain't my problem. LOL.

That being said... I say that as long as the game's gameplay can prove itself, then it should be fine. If Bandai Namco really wants this game to be their successor to the Dark Souls series, then they better make sure the gameplay is well made and well polished.

Very ugly. The teaser trailer was intriguing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep2AG_peADw

Also, not looking forward to more Souls combat. Give it a rest, Namco Bandai.

shrekfan246:

Bat Vader:
I miss the vampires like the ones from Bram Stoker's Dracula or the Nosferatu in the silent film Nosferatu. I'd love to see a game or film company go back and use vampires like how Bram Stoker did.

So you want another Vampire game, then?

OT: I'm still interested. I like the designs, and I'm not one to scoff at silly Japanese aesthetics. I hope they'll have more location variety than "ruined cities" though.

I'd fucking love another game set in a Vampire: The Masquerade universe. The different avenues, routes, etc that one could take throughout the story and which Vampire clan they chose and how it effected story elements was awesome. One of my most favorite games of all time. The fact that game never received a sequel is in my opinion a tragedy.

I'm not against games like Code Vein or anything like that. I just wish there were more Vampire: The Masquerade vampire games out there.

Anime Dark Souls? After the release of the Ringed City DLC and just how fucking anime as fuck the new weapons were this is basically the final evolution. I'll echo some other guy and take anime aesthetics over grim western art any day. I'm playing God Eater after the sale now too and it's pretty good, though I know that there are people who see the ridiculously oversized weapons and will bitch incessantly over it. Implying basic laws of physics ever apply to anime.

Honestly I think it looks cool, it might not be absolutely amazing but it'll be worth a playthrough or two. Sad how so many people take one look at the anime art and start bitching. 2018 is going to be pretty damn anime in general too with the new BlazBlue X Persona X Under Night X RWBY crossover, i'm surprised they didn't add Melty Blood in there too to be honest, wouldn't that make better sense over Under Night from a popularity standpoint? My girl Arcueid in a game without such obtuse mechanics. ArcSys pls.

RaikuFA:
Oh wow, people on the Escapist upset that a game is being released and having a bit of a fit over it. Shocker.

Yeah, who would've thought that people would think a game that looks boring and uninteresting is probably going to be boring and uninteresting. Crazy I tells ya.

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

RaikuFA:
Oh wow, people on the Escapist upset that a game is being released and having a bit of a fit over it. Shocker.

Yeah, who would've thought that people would think a game that looks boring and uninteresting is probably going to be boring and uninteresting. Crazy I tells ya.

At least wait until some extended gameplay before you cry like a little bitch over it. That's what I'm doing.

If a game's first impressions are bad and the gameplay would've made it look better, they should've lead with it. Maybe keep that in mind before descending to insults? And there's also the fact that people are mainly focusing on the fact that the style of the game looks like ass, and a game's look is kind of a big factor in it.

balladbird:
Eh, I'll go ahead and go against the grain of the discussion and say it looks like it could be fun. I'll take the goofy anime aesthetic over the dirty, grimdark western fantasy art style every single time. Then again, I'm fairly unabashed in my weeb-ness. Definitely see why the style isn't for everyone.

Watch out, people might get triggered on here and cry into their vinyl CD's over liking something on here.

erttheking:

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

Yeah, who would've thought that people would think a game that looks boring and uninteresting is probably going to be boring and uninteresting. Crazy I tells ya.

At least wait until some extended gameplay before you cry like a little bitch over it. That's what I'm doing.

If a game's first impressions are bad and the gameplay would've made it look better, they should've lead with it. Maybe keep that in mind before descending to insults? And there's also the fact that people are mainly focusing on the fact that the style of the game looks like ass, and a game's look is kind of a big factor in it.

All I'm hearing from you is "WAAAHHHHH! PEOPLE AREALIZE INTRIGUED BY STUFF I DON'T LIKE!"

RaikuFA:
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Funny. All I got from you was anger that people don't like something you like.

erttheking:

RaikuFA:
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Funny. All I got from you was anger that people don't like something you like.

At least I like stuff. And I can go into a thread without being mad that something exists and people like it.

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

RaikuFA:
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Funny. All I got from you was anger that people don't like something you like.

At least I like stuff. And I can go into a thread without being mad that something exists and people like it.

Apparently people never like anything ever. Ignore how Zhukov actually liked Horizon Zero Dawn and every other time people liked stuff. Also, no one cares about those who actually liked it. I only responded to you because you were insulting other people.

erttheking:

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

Funny. All I got from you was anger that people don't like something you like.

At least I like stuff. And I can go into a thread without being mad that something exists and people like it.

Apparently people never like anything ever. Ignore how Zhukov actually liked Horizon Zero Dawn and every other time people liked stuff. Also, no one cares about those who actually liked it. I only responded to you because you were insulting other people.

Oh wow one game. That must have been hard for him. And if you don't like the topic then don't post.

Also what about the passive aggressive shit thrown around here? Other people do it and people don't say anything suddenly I post one thing calling out the negativity and all of a sudden "woah, not cool."

RaikuFA:
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*Rolls eyes* Yeah sure, that's what I said. Also the old "don't like" approach, which I always considered to be an attempt to turn things into an echo chamber.

People don't like a game, you insult people and apparently that's equivalent. Well. It isn't.

erttheking:

RaikuFA:
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*Rolls eyes* Yeah sure, that's what I said. Also the old "don't like" approach, which I always considered to be an attempt to turn things into an echo chamber.

People don't like a game, you insult people and apparently that's equivalent. Well. It isn't.

I'd rather have an echo chamber than being getting suspended/banned for falling for bait. At least it doesn't look like our site favors one member over others and chases away newcomers.

Shit, forgot to mention: I don't mind criticism of stuff, but it has to be constructive. Going "This sucks" ain't gonna cut it for me.

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

RaikuFA:
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*Rolls eyes* Yeah sure, that's what I said. Also the old "don't like" approach, which I always considered to be an attempt to turn things into an echo chamber.

People don't like a game, you insult people and apparently that's equivalent. Well. It isn't.

I'd rather have an echo chamber than being getting suspended/banned for falling for bait. At least it doesn't look like our site favors one member over others and chases away newcomers.

We have neither, so I don't know why you brought it up.

erttheking:

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

*Rolls eyes* Yeah sure, that's what I said. Also the old "don't like" approach, which I always considered to be an attempt to turn things into an echo chamber.

People don't like a game, you insult people and apparently that's equivalent. Well. It isn't.

I'd rather have an echo chamber than being getting suspended/banned for falling for bait. At least it doesn't look like our site favors one member over others and chases away newcomers.

We have neither, so I don't know why you brought it up.

Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

RaikuFA:

I'd rather have an echo chamber than being getting suspended/banned for falling for bait. At least it doesn't look like our site favors one member over others and chases away newcomers.

We have neither, so I don't know why you brought it up.

Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

Cool. I think I'll head out, have fun being furious that people don't like what you like.

erttheking:

RaikuFA:

erttheking:

We have neither, so I don't know why you brought it up.

Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

Cool. I think I'll head out, have fun being furious that people don't like what you like.

I ain't mad anymore, you made my day on here. "We have neither" AH HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Those character descriptions alone sound like a recipe for transparently thin anime-nonsense inspired tedious nonsense. I'm sure on that basis alone people will pretend like it needs to exist.

balladbird:
Eh, I'll go ahead and go against the grain of the discussion and say it looks like it could be fun. I'll take the goofy anime aesthetic over the dirty, grimdark western fantasy art style every single time. Then again, I'm fairly unabashed in my weeb-ness. Definitely see why the style isn't for everyone.

Indeed, maybe it's because of Dark Souls popularity and the recent Snyder superhero films, but...I'm kind of tired of grim dark. Can we have something fun now? Please? I'm all for a darker in tone game (Nier Automata or SMT games,) but I feel like my eyes are hurting looking at constant grim dark stuff. Let's turn up the brightness a bit, shall we?

venn2011:

balladbird:
Eh, I'll go ahead and go against the grain of the discussion and say it looks like it could be fun. I'll take the goofy anime aesthetic over the dirty, grimdark western fantasy art style every single time. Then again, I'm fairly unabashed in my weeb-ness. Definitely see why the style isn't for everyone.

I'll join you and say I like the look of this game too. I honestly don't mind Japanese anime aesthetics. I know it's not for everyone, but that ain't my problem. LOL.

That being said... I say that as long as the game's gameplay can prove itself, then it should be fine. If Bandai Namco really wants this game to be their successor to the Dark Souls series, then they better make sure the gameplay is well made and well polished.

Honestly, I'm more curious as to Yahtzee will think of it when it comes out. If it's good, then...well, you know how much Yahtzee loves Dark Souls.

Is it just me, or does her face look exactly the same as every other female in an anime in the last 15 years?

Not literally of course, but that's such a generic face I would have guessed it's from another series were I not told otherwise.

 

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