Code Vein's Opening Cinematic is Like Stepping Back into the Early 2000s, Limited Edition Also Revealed

Code Vein's opening cinematic is like watching a blast from the past, which is awesome. Bandai Namco also revealed a limited edition bundle.

Anime Expo has been hitting hard with plenty of announcement trailers and reveals and Code Vein is no exception. The title, which had previously suffered a massive delay, has been getting tons of new info (as well as a recently conducted network test) as its release date approaches. The latest news is Code Vein‘s opening cinematic, running at a little over four minutes and 2D animated.

The cinematic, which is beautifully animated by studio Ufotable, opens up with a young boy being chased by the Lost, savage former Revenants that have given themselves up to bloodlust. He is soon rescued by a group of Revenants, who quickly and very stylishly dispatch the large group of monsters.

The opening picks up from there, showcasing important characters and plot details, all to the tune of some snappy J-Rock that sounds straight out of the early and mid-2000s. Naturally we get some pretty cool looking fight scenes as well, with only a hint of 3D animation scattered around. Nothing wrong with taking a trip down memory lane of course, I know I sure did.

Bandai Namco also announced a store-exclusive limited edition for Code Vein called the “Revenant Bundle” which includes a copy of the game, metal case, Mia Karnstein figurine, digital soundtrack, and digital art book. You can preorder the special edition bundles for PS4 and Xbox One as of today.

If you want the standard editions, you can preorder those for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Code Vein is set to launch for those same consoles on September 27th of this year.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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