Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of Code Vein detailing the game’s battle system, character creation tool, and new characters Louis and Io.
Get the details below.
■ Battle System
The battle system of Code Vein is varied and offers many possibilities to players. For example, the Gift system allows players to use up to eight gifts during battles to temporarily increase attacks or defense actions. Some other Gifts are passive and are gained with specific items or equipment.
With the Stamina Gauge, players will be able to manage all of their actions including attacks, evading, dashing, and Drain. This is crucial to control their actions and they will need to be very attentive to the Stamina Gauge to survive in Code Vein.
With a successful Drain action, the player’s number of Ichor points will be increased, as well as the maximum number of Ichor stock. A Special Drain, performed under special conditions, will not only increase the number of Ichor and the stock, but also cause a massive damage to enemies. The Special Drain action will be possible after a successful parry with the same timing as the enemy’s attack, a successful attack from the back or a combo attack.
Player character abilities are temporarily increased with the Focus System during battles when they are receive or dodge an attack, and when they are surrounded by multiple enemies. This system allows players to fight back in extreme situations and get power boost when they decide to intentionally place themselves in danger. They can, for example, negate an attack, increase their own attack, and throw enemies in the air!
Partner Actions will also help players during fights. Companions will support players by attacking from the side, enhancing their skills, and sharing Health Points when needed.
■ Character Creation
Through Character Creation, players will be able to create their own protagonist and choose their gender, body, hair style, and voice of the character.
■ New Characters
Louis (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa)
The young leader Louis really wants to help Revenants suffering from bloodlust. He ventures into the isolated land of Vein looking for the source of Blood Beads to use it as a substitute for human blood. With his one-handed sword he is a swift attack expert and can elude with the armor type Ogre.
Io (voiced by Lynn)
Io is a female Revenant who explores with the protagonists. She has no memories about her past, but she knows Vein very well. She will be extremely useful to the player character!
Code Vein is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in early 2018.