Bandai Namco have released new screenshots for upcoming action title Code Vein, highlighting characters, exploration and some brutal looking action.
Code Vein is a third-person action vampire-based RPG in which players take the role of a Revenant which can be created by the player. Players will be able to create their own protagonist choosing their gender, body and hair styles and voice of the character. Players pick a companion and embark on a quest to uncover lost memories and exit Vein, a new demented reality. Players will explore Vein while fighting a range of enemies and bosses using a varied battle system.
The battle system allows a range of possibilities for the player:
- The Gift system: Allows player to use of up to 8 gifts during battle to temporarily increase attack or defence actions. Gifts can also be passive and gained with specific items or equipment.
- The Stamina Gauge: Will have players manage all their actions (including attacks, evading, dashing and drain). A Drain action, Increases Ichor points and a Special Drain can be performed under certain conditions, which will increase the number of Ichor and Ichor stock, as well as causing massive damage to enemies. The Special Drain action can be performed after a successful parry of an enemy’s attack, a successful attack from the back or a combo attack.
- The Focus System: Can temporarily increase characters abilities during battle. and allows players to fight back in extreme situations, acquiring a power boost when intentionally placing themselves in danger. They can negate an attack, increase their own attack and throw enemies in the air!
- The Partner Action: Will help players during fights. Companions will support players by attacking during battles, enhancing the skills and sharing Health Points when needed.
The screenshots also highlighted two new characters who help the Revenants. Louis,is a young leader suffering from bloodlust. He ventures into Vein wielding a one-handed sword looking for the source of Blood Beads to use as a substitute for human blood. Lo is a female Revenant who has no memory of her past but has extensive knowledge of Vein and will help the player with exploration.
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