Code Vein is an action role-playing game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Code Vein is an open world action role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian environment and played from a third-person perspective. Its gameplay was inspired by the Dark Souls series of games, and the animation is inspired by God Eater 3, both published by Bandai Namco. It was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on September 27, 2019. In January 2020, the game’s first downloadable content pack, Hellfire Knight The last DLC titled Lord of Thunder was released on March 25, 2020. The game sold over a million copies by February 2020.
Set in the near future, the world has fallen to a mysterious calamity known as the Great Collapse. In order to fight the monsters that began emerging around the world humanity created the Revenants: human corpses brought back to life by implanting a Biological Organ Regenerative (BOR) parasite within the heart, acting as vampiric fighters with unique abilities. Revenants can only die if their heart is destroyed, and require human blood as nourishment to keep themselves from entering a frenzy and mutating into the Lost – cannibalistic beings devoid of reason and control. Over time the number of Lost increases to the point where they begin to collectively emit a deadly Miasma.
Participating in an experiment to stabilize the Revenant population and stave off the Lost, a young girl named Cruz Silva volunteers to become the “Queen of the Revenants”, though she later frenzies herself and goes on a murderous rampage. More Revenants are created to defeat the Queen in a mission dubbed Operation Queenslayer, led by Cruz’s father Gregorio Silva. Though they succeeded in killing Cruz, the Lost and the miasma remain, requiring Revenants to wear filtration masks to avoid turning Lost, and the Bloodsprings (plants that produce nourishing Blood Beads as an alternative to human blood) begin to dry up.
Acquire new gear, level up your character, and become more powerful to rise up against the Lost. Choose from various weapons such as bayonets, axes, spears, and more. Enhance your character’s abilities with powerful Blood Code enhancements, each with access to various “Gifts” that can increase your strength, weaken enemies, and can allow you to utilize new weapon abilities or access overpowered attacks. Finish off your opponents with your Blood Veil, powerful blood draining tools, each with their own unique visual and attack style that opens up a myriad of new combat strategies. From new players to seasoned action game veterans …