Bandai Namco has a new action role-playing game in the works, currently dubbed Code Vein. The project was teased a little while ago courtesy of the tagline "prepare to dine", leading many to ponder whether it's got anything to do with the Dark Souls series. Turns out it doesn't, but gameplay-wise, it certainly looks comparable.

The title's first gameplay footage looks a little rough around the edges, but all those "anime Dark Souls" comments that have been floating around the web seem like a reasonable description at this point. Combat definitely has some similarities, from the intimidating enemy designs to the need for precise dodge rolling. Needless to say, it's going to be interesting seeing how this one turns out. Oh, and it's targeting PlayStation 4 in 2018.

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