Tag: Code Vein
Review Code Vein (PS4) - A Friendlier, Fashion-Conscious Japanese RPG in the Vein of Dark Souls
Cure your thirst
Republished on Wednesday, 1st March, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of March 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. For the first few hours of Code Vein, you don’t really play anything at all. No, instead you create your character. With one of the most robust...
News Action RPG Code Vein Ships 2 Million Copies In Time for Second Anniversary
Remember Bandai Namco's Souls-like anime-styled action RPG, Code Vein? Well, it's two years old today (it originally released on the 27th September, 2019), and it's managed to rack up 2 million copies shipped. Not bad, not bad at all. Code Vein was met with mostly lukewarm reviews at launch, but it did prove to be quite popular among...
News Code Vein Rounds Out Its DLC Plans with Lord of Thunder
Save the best for last?
Code Vein did surprisingly well for itself last year, selling over a million copies upon its launch, but we haven't really heard any community chatter about it since. That hasn't stopped Bandai Namco from capitalising on its DLC plans, however, with the third and final expansion arriving on PlayStation 4 today. Named Lord of...
News Code Vein Frozen Empress DLC Is Out Now on PS4
Even more anime action
Quickly following up on Code Vein's first piece of DLC is yet another slice anime action in the form of Frozen Empress. The second content drop is available right now on PlayStation 4, purchasable either through the game's season pass or separately at a price of £7.99/$9.99. Much like the Hellfire Knight DLC, this new piece...
News Code Vein Sales Top 1 Million Worldwide
Bound by blood
Action role-playing title Code Vein has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, publisher Bandai Namco has announced. The game, often referred to as 'anime Dark Souls', launched in September last year, and recently it received its first expansion, 'Hellfire Knight'. It's not a bad result for a game that released during such a busy...
News Code Vein’s Hellfire Knight DLC Is Out Now on PS4
Two more expansions incoming
Remember Code Vein? The anime take on Dark Souls supposedly sold surprisingly well, however, we haven’t heard a word about the title ever since its September 2019 launch. That’s all about to change as the game’s first DLC is available to download now on PlayStation 4 with two more expansions planned for the...
News Code Vein Is Being Handed Out for Free at TwitchCon If You Donate Blood
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Are you by any chance heading to TwitchCon this weekend in San Diego? If the answer to that question is yes and you have at least a passing interest in the upcoming anime Souls-like Code Vein, you can bag yourself a free copy if you're able to donate blood to the American Red Cross. A fitting cause considering the style of...
News You Can Now Download and Play the Free Demo for Code Vein on PS4
In case you'd forgotten, Bandai Namco announced a playable demo for its upcoming action RPG, Code Vein, back at Gamescom. The demo will allow players to "create their own character, explore the start of the game, and dive into the first part of 'The Depths', a challenging dungeon that will test any Revenant’s mettle". It sounds like a...
News Code Vein Bleeds a Playable Demo in September
Character creation and a tough dungeon
Is it just us, or does it feel like Code Vein has been around forever, despite the fact that it doesn't release until the 27th September? The upcoming action role-playing game did run into a number of delays during development, but hey, at least it's almost here. Now we just have to hope it turns out well. And...
E3 2019 Code Vein Bleeds a Confirmed September Release Date
Blood will spill
Code Vein, apparently not important enough to be shown during the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, just got a new trailer and a confirmed release date. The game was delayed a while back, and it feels like we've been waiting on it for an eternity, but now it's almost ready to go. It'll launch on PlayStation 4 on the 27th September,...
News Code Vein Reappears with Upcoming Network Test
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It has been quite some time since we last heard from Code Vein, the upcoming Dark Souls-like experience from publisher Bandai Namco. However, after going dark and back into development for a number of months, the title has reappeared with the announcement of an upcoming network test. You can sign up to be in with a chance of...
News Code Vein Lashes Out with 10 Minutes of New PS4 Gameplay
Code Vein may have been delayed into 2019, but that hasn't stopped PlayStation Access from posting more uncut gameplay. Bandai Namco's Souls-esque action RPG still looks quite promising in this latest PlayStation 4 footage, as we run through a rather rough environment that's populated by some pretty beastly demons. How do you...
News Code Vein Is the First Late 2018 Title to Be Delayed into 2019
Uh oh, here we go. Those of you who have looked at a release schedule lately may have noticed that the latter half of 2018 is absolutely packed. Seriously, it's fit to burst with games -- September and October are especially stuffed. And with busy schedules come delays. The first casualty of this war for your hard earned dosh is...
News Code Vein Release Date Set for Already Stuffed September
Code Vein has a release date on PlayStation 4. Bandai Namco's action role-playing title takes heavy inspiration from the likes of Dark Souls and mixes it with a bit of God Eater. The game's looked decent enough based on what we've seen of it so far, but the jury's out on whether it can stand alongside its inspirations. Unfortunately,...
Rumour Code Vein Release Date Could Be Set for July
Well, well, well, what do we have here? The release date for Bandai Namco's "anime Souls" title Code Vein may have leaked, if Finnish PR company 3H Distribution Oy is to be believed. A recent press email had Code Vein listed for a July 2018 launch, meaning that the game may not be far off at all. The middle of the summer seems like a...
News Here's a Glimpse at Fresh Code Vein Gameplay
Code Vein still doesn't have a confirmed release date, and now that the later months of the year are starting to look pretty darn busy, we're beginning to wonder if the action role-playing title will actually make it out in 2018 to begin with. Speculation aside, at least the game's still looking promising. Bandai Namco's put out a short...
News Code Vein's Multiplayer Lets You Fight Alongside a Friend
Bandai Namco's shed a little bit of light on how multiplayer works in upcoming action role-playing title Code Vein. Basically, you'll be able to invite a friend to your game and tackle its many challenges together. It should be nice to have the option of seeking help when the going gets really tough. The twist here is that you already...
News Code Vein's New Trailer Attempts to Make Revenants Relevant
We’re not sure what to think about Code Vein just yet. None of the gameplay footage that’s been shown so far has looked great, and that continues to be true with the title’s third trailer. Many will be drawn in by the anime aesthetic, of course, but it all just seems a bit edgy to us – and it’s not helped by the Saliva-inspired...
News Code Vein Looks a Little Bit Naff in New Boss Gameplay
Something something Dark Souls
We like the idea behind Code Vein, but we're yet to see any footage that really makes us excited to play it. Unfortunately, this latest boss fight gameplay does nothing for us either. When the project was first revealed, it was described as anime Dark Souls, and as much as we hate to compare anything to From Software's...
News Action RPG Code Vein Is Worth Keeping a Bloodied Eye On in New PS4 Gameplay
Red or dead
IGN's gone live with around 17 minutes of Code Vein gameplay, and the game's showing promise. Described early on as "anime Dark Souls" you can certainly see where that trail of thought comes into the equation, but there's still a unique sense of style on display here. That said, we're not huge fans of the dull environment that's...
E3 2017 Anime Souls Code Vein Confirmed for 2018 Launch on PS4
Remember Code Vein? It’s the interesting anime-styled Souls-inspired title from the God Eater team that was announced a few weeks back without platforms attached. Well, now it’s been confirmed that it’s coming to the PlayStation 4 at some point in 2018. Surprise! Here’s the official blurb: “Code Vein is a third-person...
News Code Vein Does Indeed Look Like Anime Dark Souls in First Gameplay
Targeting a 2018 release
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...
News Bandai Namco's Gruelling Action RPG Code Vein Scores Screens
Sadly it's not leveraging the same art style as its teaser trailer, but the new action role-playing game from Bandai Namco named Code Vein is still looking pretty cool. We described it as Anime Souls in our previous article, and that's honestly shaping up to be the case. You play as a vampirical Revenant who must feast on the blood of...
News Bandai Namco Reveals New Action RPG from God Eater Team
Prepare to dine
You may have seen Bandai Namco released a teaser trailer for a new title last week, and now it's been officially announced as an action role-playing game named Code Vein, which is set to release on as of yet unspecified platforms. It's probably safe to assume that the PlayStation 4 will be one of the consoles that the title comes to...