Following initial details last week, Bandai Namco has released further information and screenshots of Code Vein‘s latest Partner characters Jack Rutherford and Eva Roux, weapon types, and the Queen’s Knight enemy.
Get the details below.
Jack Rutherford (voiced by Junichi Suwabe)
A Revenant called the “Revenant Hunter,” who is feared by both enemies and allies alike. Just like Yakumo, he is a combat professional with a history in the military. He seems to have a deep connection to the protagonist.
Eva Roux (voiced by Saori Hayami)
A female Revenant who travels alongside Jack. Jack saved her life, and as a debt of gratitude she always stays by his side.
The protagonists will have conflicting viewpoints with Jack and Eva, but under specific conditions can work together. Just like Louis, Jack fights using a one-hand sword while equipped with the “Hounds” Blood Veil. It is a more aggressive battle style. And just like Mia, Eva uses a bayonet. She will often support the player.
■ Weapon Actions
The one-hand sword attacks with quick swings and leaves little opportunity for the enemy to attack. It is good for hit-and-away-style combat, as its quick movement can accurately strike the enemy’s opening. It is also flexible in that it can be used in various situations.
A four-stage combo: diagonal slash → horizontal slash → vertical slash → rising slash. Its attack speed is fast, leaving little opportunity for the enemy to attack after the combo begins.
Steps towards the enemy while unleashing a rotating slash. It can be used to immediately approach the enemy.
A thrust attack that lunges the sword while stepping at the enemy.
The two-hand sword has slow attack speed, but high reach and a giant sword blade that deals a powerful blow to the enemy. Its wider attack range can also hit several surrounding enemies at once.
A three-stage attack that goes from a strong strike to left and right cleaves.
The character readies his stance, rotates his body, and drives into the enemy with a powerful blow.
A charge attack in which the character rotates while mowing down the enemies before him. It can also blow enemies away.
The bayonet is a weapon characterized by its ability to attack with slash attacks at short range and shooting attacks at long range. With special attack methods that utilize steps, you can fight while managing your distance from the enemy.
A four-stage attack from the bayonet’s blade. It is a rotating attack that goes from a rising slash → stab → cleave → low slash.
—Strong Attack and Charge Attack
A long range attack from the gun. If you charge it, its range extends and it becomes more guided.
Double steps towards the enemy after a back step to unleash a launch attack. This attack can also be can be done while parrying the enemy’s attacks.
A weapon with wide range attacks that make use of its long handle. Many of its attacks come with a kickback, and its unique attack timing requires practice.
When the first stage of a weak attack ends, it continues into a wide range, rotating second attack. It is a ranged attack that can be unleashed with little stamina consumption. From there, you can cleave the enemy and follow through with a vertical slash.
A rotating attack that applies the momentum of the spin to swing down on the enemy from above. Pinpoint attacks are also possible.
The great hammer is a powerful weapon with short reach, but high attack power and downing ability. How you approach the enemy and hit them with a strong attack is crucial.
The basic weak attack is a one-stage attack that strikes the enemy from above. For combos, it becomes a three-stage attack that goes from a strike → strike → side sweep.
A charge attack that builds up power, then leaps at the enemy. It can be done from outside the enemy’s range.
Readies the weapon horizontally, then unleashes a rotating attack. This is the great hammer’s valuable ranged attack.
Same Weapon Type, Different Attack Motion
Even for the same types of weapons, various different kinds exist. Depending on the weapon, some attacks will have exclusive attack motions.
—A great hammer weapon. It has a big swing attack unseen in the weapon’s basic attacks.
—A one-hand sword weapon. It has some attacks where the character wields the sword with two hands.
—A halberd weapon. It has an attack that makes use of the spear’s huge pierce.
■ Queen’s Knight
A humanoid Lost that wields a giant, spear-like sword in its left hand, a shield in its right hand, and two wing-like huge blades on its back. It will block the player’s path with consecutive and quickly activated attacks using its sword and shield that leave little opportunity for a counterattack, as well as ranged attacks that use the blades on its back.
—With its sword, the Queen’s Knight will unleash a variety of consecutive attacks. It has long reach and leaves little opportunity for a counterattack after it strikes.
—A rotating attack that uses the blades on Queen’s Knight’s back. It is a threatening, wide ranging attack that engulfs its surroundings.
—An attack that uses the Queen’s Knight’s shield. Its reach is short, but it can be activated quickly.
—A high-speed thrust the Queen’s Knight can use from a distance. Its rush speed is extremely fast, almost immediately charging at the player after it readies its stance.
After you deal a certain amount of damage to the Queen’s Knight, its attack methods will change. It will unleash even more powerful attacks to drive the player into a corner.
—The Queen’s Knight’s stance when it changes modes. Its attack variations will also change.
—An assault attack in which the Queen’s Knight leaps to the sky and then warps. It will be a hard fight unless you can determine where and when it will appear.
—A wide range attack centered on the Queen’s Knight itself. It is extremely difficult to evade after you see it begin. You will need to have a sense of when it will activate to evade the attack.
—Use Gifts to increase your attack power during the opportunities your partner creates by attacking the Queen’s Knight. Your choice of Gifts to use at such limited timing during battle is critical.
—If the Queen’s Knight drains a player of all of their HP, their partner will rescue them. Fighting alongside your partner is one of the game’s major strategic points.
Code Vein is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in early 2018
View the screenshots at the gallery.