Today’s issue of the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu included a spread on the upcoming action RPG by Bandai Namco Code Vein.
First of all, we meet Mia Karnstein, one of the NPC companions that we’ll be able to select during our adventure. She is a female revenant wandering among the wilderness with her little brother. She believes that fighting will allow her to protect her family back at home.
She fights by using bayonets that can also strike from the distance. Her blood veil has a long reach, shaped like a scorpion’s tail with a stinger.
We also get to see a second NPC, Yakumo Tsunonome. He is a male revenant who used to serve as a mercenary. Many think of him as an older brother with a well-rounded but distant personality. In battle, he behaves coldly, like a professional.
His blood veil morphs the sleeves of his jackets, turning into wolves that attack swiftly and powerfully in close combat. Normally, he fights with a huge sword. He’s very proficient in melee fighting, and reliable against tough enemies.
The fate of a revenant is to continue sucking blood, or to transform in a monster. The appearance of those who become monsters, named “Lost” varies from relatively small to huge, much bigger than the original revenant’s body. In the screenshots, we see two of the large ones.
Last, but not least, we also see some of the desolate environments in which our revenant and his companions will wander, fighting the lost and trying to find out the secrets of this cruel post-apocalyptic world.
You can check the screenshots out below, keeping in mind that they’re from magazine scans, so the quality is far from perfect. If you want to see more, you can enjoy some impressive screenshots, the first gameplay, a second gameplay clip, alongside the original reveal trailer of the game.
Code Vein will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018.