Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of Code Vein introducing enemy character Juzo Mido, Combo Drain attacks, weapon variations, and Mia and Louis’ partner actions.
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Juzo Mido (voiced by Sho Hayami)
A being that can be called as the leading Revenant researcher. Before the Great Collapse, Mido adopted orphans and repeatedly conducted experiments on them, and sent those experiments to the battlefield as soldiers. For the sake of his research, he even uses himself as material for experimentation, and has thus become a strengthened Revenant.
—Mido is accompanied by a group of Revenant subordinates whose abilities have been strengthened as a result of his research.
—Mido is strong enough to block an attack from Yakumo that requires all of his strength.
—Jack falls to his knees before Mido. What is the relation between his research and Jack’s mission to guard the God Shell…?
Mido continues to strive for power and strength. What could his intention be?
■ Combo Drains
Depending on the weapon, you can use Drain actions that immediately unleash a Drain attack after a non-Drain attack. These can be connected from to standard attacks, special attacks, and charge attacks. Ascertain your weapon and Blood Veil traits to discover the best possible combinations.
—The Stinger’s Combo Drain. It unleashes a Drain attack following consecutive bayonet attacks without missing a beat. The Combo Drain takes advantage of the Stinger’s long reach by combining attacks with interval shots from the bayonet.
—The Hounds’ Combo Drain. The Blood Veil expands and bites at the enemy, and since it expands at a wide range forward, it is compatible with any close-range attack.
In the Focus state, you can also unleash a Combo Drain from a launch attack. Compared to standard Combo Drains, the amount of Ichor points it absorbs and the increase in maximum number of Ichor stock is greater.
—Stinger Combo Drain (aerial).
—Hounds Combo Drain (aerial).
■ Weapon Variations
Even weapons of the same category have diverse actions depending on the weapon.
—The Broadsword’s charged attack. It fires off a forceful and powerful slash when it is swung.
—The Sunset Sword’s special attack. The user leaps up and then swings the sword directly below.
—The Hanemukuro is a one-handed sword equipped with a Japanese-style blade. For its special attack, the user holds the sword with a backhand grip and swings to slash at the enemy.
—The Hanemukuro’s charged attack. It unleashes a strong slash attack from a stance as if drawing the sword.
—The Zweihander’s special attack. A long-reaching attack where the user steps forward and thrusts to attack, taking advantage of teh two-handed sword’s huge size.
—The Nagimukuro’s charged attack. The user slashes away while taking large steps. Among two-handed swords that can attack many times on the spot, this attack is characterized by its big movements.
—The charged attack of the Monstrous Cursed Sword, which is lined with a number of fangs. Along with an upwards slash, it also creates a shockwave that shoots forward.
■ Mia and Louis’ Partner Actions
—Mia and Louis. Character models by Flight Unit.
During battle, Mia and Louis will support the protagonist with weapon attacks and various Gifts. Louis keeps a moderate distance from enemies, and uses good balance of weapons and Gifts.
—Louis’ weapon attack.
—Louis’ Gift attack.
Depending on their health and the enemy’s attacks, Mia and Louis will also use actions such as guard and evade. Even so, in battles against strong enemies, be sure to always pay attention to your partner’s status.
A Drain attack via Louis’ Ogre Blood Veil. Partners also require the use of Ichor points when using Gifts. If your Ichor points have been used up, Louis will switch to Drain actions, so be sure to attack alongside him.
A Drain attack via Mia’s Stinger Blood Veil. Since even shots from her bayonet use Ichor points, Drain actions are essential. While in Drain mode, she will protect the player to keep from being swarmed by enemies.
Depending on the character, they will make use of special actions during boss battles.
Mia has an attack-based Gift called “Guard of Honor” that she only uses during boss battles. It generates several blades of ice that surround her, which are then fired at the enemy. It is a powerful Gift that can deal big damage from a distance.
Commentary from your partner will change based on the state of your surroundings. They will also help you explore.
—The reaction to a collapsed city full of cars and rubble. Depending on the terrain, your partner may urge caution, so be sure to pay attention during exploration.
—Your partner will worry about your health if it was reduced in a battle against a Lost. You may end up in trouble if you do not recover.
—In the underground area of the collapsed city, there are many places with broken footing. Follow your partner’s advice and watch your step.
—Partners also have field-specific commentary. Even the same fields will yield different reactions depending on the partner, and you may even see a surprising side to them…
If you stop moving, your partner will check out your surroundings. They will wait as long as it takes, so carefully check or change your equipment. If a Lost attacks, your partner will be the first to fight back. (Editor’s Note: The game does not pause when changing equipment.)
Code Vein is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.