As teased over the past few days, Bandai Namco revealed today the first trailer of its upcoming action JRPG Code Vein.
The trailer shows both cutscenes and the first look on gameplay, showing what appear to be intense boss battles very reminiscent of a version of the Dark Souls series with an anime style added on top.
We get to see the Revenant, trapped in a world ruined by the Thorns of Judgement, forced to consume blood in order to fuel their powers and retain what’s left of their humanity. On the other side there are the Lost, those who have succumbed to their thirst for blood, wandering the world eternally hungry and feeding upon each other.
The accompanying press release also provides an interesting detail about companions, that we’ll apparently be able to select among several choices:
“The trailer also teases the game’s companion gameplay mechanic. As players venture out into the world, they will be able to choose a partner companion from the various residents of Vein. Added strategy presents itself when players choose companions that complement their play style to give them a fighting chance against the vicious enemies they’ll be up against through their journey.”
You can enjoy the full trailer below, and if you want to see more, you can check out the first batch of screenshots and information on the game.
Code Vein will be released in 2018, with platforms yet to be announced, even if we do know that it’ll come on “major home consoles.”