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Code Vein: Dark Souls + Vampires?

Let The Bloodbath Begin!

Bandai Namco are no strangers when it comes to publishing challenging video games, given how they helped give the world the frustratingly awesome endeavour that was the Dark Souls series.

Given the success of its challenging nature, the company appears very eager to keep the difficulty spike on the rise, something that seems to have become a core component in their latest vampiric venture; Code Vein. 

According to an article on Gamespot

Since it was first unveiled earlier this year, Bandai Namco’s Code Vein has drawn comparisons to another of the publisher’s series, Dark Souls, due to its similar combat system. It appears that isn’t the only thing it shares with the Souls games, as it will also be very challenging.

During a roundtable interview at Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco revealed that Code Vein doesn’t have any difficulty settings. The game is deliberately designed to be challenging, and players won’t be able to switch to an easier setting to overcome a particularly difficult boss or sequence. However, the publisher revealed that you can freely change your character’s Blood Code during the course of the game, allowing you adjust your character’s stats to adapt to new challenges.

That isn’t the only means players have to help them along the way; as the publisher previously detailed, you will be able to choose a companion to accompany you. The character you select will follow you while exploring and assist you during battle, providing backup and healing when you need it. The publisher revealed two of your possible companions earlier this summer: Mia Karnstein, a wandering Revenant who wields a bayonet-like weapon; and Yakumo Shinonome, a “faithful man” who “conducts himself in a cool and professional manner during combat.”

Don’t be fooled by it’s anime inspired graphics, it sounds like this game is definitely leaning more towards the Dracula side of the vampire spectrum. Bring on the crazy boss fights!

Be sure to check out the official trailer for Code Vein below!