Bandai Namco debuted the Ufotable-produced opening animation for Code Vein during its “Play Anime” panel at Anime Expo 2019.
“Despite having worked on many top-class Ufotable character design, embodying the post-apocalypse X gothic ambiance befitting of Code Vein in its opening animation is something I do not shy away from,” Ufotable storyboard and episode director Suhara Takashi said in a press release. “Everyone on the team was extremely determined to create an art style for the animation which closely represents the actual game design. We will be elated if our dedication to character and background details within the animated world of Code Vein are well appreciated by many.”
The company also announced a Bandai Namco Store-exclusive “Revenant Bundle” edition of the game, which includes a copy of the game, metal case, Mia Karnstein figurine, digital soundtrack and digital art book. Pre-orders will open at 9:00 p.m. PT / 12:00 a.m. ET. (Update 07/06/19 at 12:00 a.m.: Pre-orders are live for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.)
Here is an overview of the game, via Bandai Namco:
In the face of certain death, we rise. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein. Death may feel permanent but your loadout doesn’t have to. Change your character class at any time, unlock the ability to mix and match skills, or choose different NPCs to partner with, all of which could make the difference between life and death.
- Unite to Survive – Featuring a story driven connected dungeon experience, dive into the world of Code Vein. Create your own character and choose your partner as you venture out into a world of destruction, overrun by the Lost. Change the feel of the game depending on which partner you choose, each with their own combat style and background story.
- Beneath the Veil – Experience the power of blood as you use unique Blood Veils to drain your enemies to enhance your abilities. Using “Gifts” powered by enemy blood, players can increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilize new weapon abilities and overpowered attacks.
- Great Challenge Brings Greater Rewards – Take on the Lost as you explore the malefic world of Code Vein. Choose from a myriad of weapons such as bayonets, axes and spears, to accommodate your favorite battle style. Apply strategy in your attacks through partnered coordination and Blood Veil enhancements, ready to bring down the most threatening enemies.
Code Vein is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 27.
Watch the opening animation below.