Code Vein was originally supposed to release September 28th of this year. However, publisher Bandai Namco has released a statement, explaining a need for just a little more time polishing the product. With that they can “ensure that the final product delivers on the expectations set amongst media and fans.”
This extra developmental time brings the game’s release window into 2019, though no particular date has been specified. While feedback at gaming expos around the world in the lead-up to its release has been largely positive, Code Vein’s delay is a result of conistent feedback that requires attention. Bandai Namco would then go on to state the delay on Twitter.
“Code Vein has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months,” Vice President of Bandai North America, Eric Hartness says. “Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of Code Vein to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”
Code Vein, originally announced April 2017, is an anime love letter to Dark Souls, offering the same kind of timing based, stamina bar battle system. Where it offers something new in its vampiric dystopia, is the player’s Revenant abilities which offer advantageous magical attacks in certain situations. Using these powers knowns as “Gifts” as well as the abilities of a chosen A.I partner, the player must battle their way through a gothic vampire world and fight a litany of imaginative and varied enemies.
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