Bandai Namco delays Code Vein until 2019


Bandai Namco has announced that Code Vein will not be released until 2019.

The gothic, vampire-themed action-RPG, which has been likened to the Dark Souls games, was originally slated for a 28 September, 2018 release. Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President Marketing and Digital at Bandai Namco Europe, explained the decision to delay Code Vein: “Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of Code Vein to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”

Bandai Namco describes Code Vein thus: “Venture into the post-apocalyptic land of Code Vein and uncover its secrets. Players will be able to craft their own unique character and customise their experience by equipping numerous weapons, items, skills and gifts to accommodate their favourite fighting style or gain a competitive advantage against impossible odds. Various AI controlled partners will also be on-hand to explore the interconnected world with their own specialised attributes and personalities.” 

Recent Code Vein gameplay demos at E3 and afterwards showed that, graphically, the game has improved markedly in recent months, but Bandai Namco is clearly keen to apply even more polish and substance to it before release. If you’re keen to keep up with the latest Code Vein news, keep an eye on its official website.

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