New Code Vein gameplay trailer shows the Revenant battling the Lost

Bandai Namco has released a brand-new Code Vein gameplay trailer showing just how good it looks in action. Code Vein is a Soulsborne title with anime visuals and a vampiric theme. 

So basically, it’s perfect.

The world in Code Vein is a post-apocalyptic dystopia, inhabited by monsters, vampires and demons. The heroes of Code Vein are the vampires, known as the Revenant. They fight the Lost who only seek to destroy.

Code Vein Gameplay Trailer

As a Soulsborne title, watching the Code Vein gameplay trailer in action, you can easily see the inspiration. However, it doesn’t make the Code Vein gameplay trailer any less exciting.

The Code Vein gameplay trailer gives us a look at some of the special blood powers that players will be able to use against their enemies. We see two appendages like in The Darkness sprouting off the player taking chunks out of the Lost.

The Code Vein gameplay trailer also shows off two distinct environments. The first is a snowy mountainous region with wrecked cars and buildings leftover from before the apocalypse.

The second is a fiery, underground area that’s also home to the remnants of the previous civilisation.

Cinematic Soulsborne

Throughout the trailer, the gameplay is punctuated by cinematic moments, highlighting the anime aesthetic of Code Vein.

These cinematic moments are a massive point of difference between Code Vein and Dark Souls or Bloodborne. It feels more like an anime and it features familiar elements that will make it appeal to action-RPG fans and anime fans alike.

Code Vein was announced in April 2017 and despite being rated in Australia, there’s still no release date.

We also saw a bunch of screenshots recently, showing off some locations and enemies.

Code Vein will be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. Watch the new trailer below.

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