Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of Code Vein, detailing basic actions, characters Mia Karnstein and Yakumo Shinonome, the “Hounds” Blood Veil, battles against fierce Lost, and two dungeons.
Get the details below.
■ Basic Actions
Basic Attacks Using Weapons
Depending on the category of weapon you equip, your reach and actions will differ. That is the foundation of battle in Code Vein. Switching up your weapon based on the battle situation is also important.
Sucking Up Blood Using Blood Veils
Sucking up blood is required to activate a Gift. There is generally a large window of opportunity, and suitable practice is required to understand the characteristics of the Blood Veil and the enemy’s behavior. (This Blood Veil is called “Ogre.”)
Special Attacks Using Gifts
Through Gifts, you can activate various effects such as luring enemies with with long distance attacks, attacks that strike a vast range, and strenghtening your defensive capacity. The type of Gifts you equip and the timing at which you use them are the key to victory.
—Gifts can be used to strengthen the invoker’s defensive capacity. This is particularly effective when fighting against Lost that deal powerful blows.
—This Gift enables a vast range, frontward attack. It is useful when taking on multiple enemies at once.
—This Gift enhances movement ability for a fixed period of time. It changes the evasion motion and allows the invoker to move long distances quickly.
Mia Karnstein (voiced by Ai Kayano)
A wandering female Revenant wandering in the land called “Vein.” She is accompanied by her younger brother, the only family she has left, whom she will do anything to protect. What kind of fate awaits for the older sister and younger brother risking their lives to survive in a heartless and cruel world?
In battle, Mia uses a bayonet-styled weapon that can be used to attack at a distance, and a scorpion tail-like Blood Veil called “Stinger” with long reach. She specializes at hit and away combat. Her steady fighting style will help the protagonist in various situations during exploration.
Yakumo Shinonome (voiced by Kousuke Toriumi)
A Revenant and former mercenary. He is loved by other Revenants like an older brother due to his strong sense of duty and taking care of others. He conducts himself in a cool and professional manner during combat. Does the color of sadness come to his eyes when looking at the remains of the Lost after battle due to it being another lost bretheren?
In battle, Yakumo, who wields a large, two-handed sword and wears a wolf heads-like Blood Veil called “Hounds,” specializes in powerful battle in accordance with his appearance. He is particularly reliable during encounters against tough, formidable enemies during exploration.
■ New Blood Veil: Hounds
“Hounds” is the Blood Veil used by Yakumo. It transforms the sleeves of the jacket worn over his shoulder to reveal a twin wolf heads. It is an offensive Blood Veil that attaches the fangs of its wolf heads to the enemy to eat away at its blood. It has short reach, but attacks at a vast range, and since it performs actions quickly, it is powerful to wield at close range.
■ Fierce Battles Against Enemies
Here is a monstrous Lost with wings like six flower petals and a tail like a beast’s head. Defeating it will prove difficult if you cannot find out how to deal with its attacks while whirling through the air.
Here is a fierce battle against a huge Lost who wields a hammer. There is no resistance when receieving blows from its large body. Figuring out how to evade its attacks in cooperation with your Buddy is the key to victory.
■ Dungeon Introductions
The Streets of the Ruined City
The ruined streets, where the giant “thorns of judgment” pierced through. There are a lot of blind spots due to the debris caused by the structural arrangement and collapse of buildings. Be on alert for surprise attacks and hidden items while exploring.
The Underground Domain of the Ruined City
A wide space is spread out beneath the ruined city. It is a dungeon with caves covered in rocks and limestone caverns, and underground levels of structures such as buildings. It is generally dim, so be on alert as to what is ahead while exploring.
Code Vein is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in early 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.