New Batch of Code Vein Screenshots Showcase Characters, Combat, and More

Today, Bandai Namco released a brand new batch of Code Vein screenshots that give players a look at various aspects of the game, including some of the characters, a few combat shots, and a surprising cameo from a pizza chain. While the screenshots, unfortunately, don’t give us much to go off of when it comes to the upcoming vampiric action RPG, it’s still nice to see new footage of any kind surface. For the full look at the images, take a look at the gallery below.

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For those who might not know about Code Vein, here are some extra details on the vampire action RPG, including some tidbits on character creation and the system:

Character Creation

In Code Vein, players will create their own character to act as the protagonist. Players will be able to select from the lead actors of various different works as the voice of their character, as well as be able to customize even minor details such as their character’s facial outlines, and pupil size and luster.

System

  • Characters can equip up to two types of weapons, which can be switched between without opening the menu.
  • Equipment itself can be changed any time by bringing up the menu.
  • Characters will level up by gaining experience points, and their stats will increase.
  • The user interface is simple and small.
  • There is a “Special Blood Sucking” command that can be triggered under certain conditions, which increases the amount of gathered blood and stock, and significantly increases the amount of damage dealt to the enemy.
  • There is a “Focus System” through which a dedicated gauge builds up when the player in a pinch, and powers up the player when triggered.
  • Players can cooperate, coordinate, and transfer HP with their Buddy character.
  • The game will have actions such as launch-into-combo attacks, back attacks, and parries.

Code Vein is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2018.