It seems like publishers announcing announcements is becoming the norm lately, and Bandai Namco has just jumped on that trend full-force, revealing when it will finally reveal Code Vein‘s release date.
Code Vein is sneaking its release date announcement in just before E3 2018 on Monday, June 4th at 7 p.m. PT, Bandai Namco announced on Twitter. The release date reveal will debut a new trailer as well, though we’re pretty sure we have all the information we need on this Soulsborne-inspired vampire romp. After all, the game was announced over a year ago, and it’s pretty obvious how the game will play at this point.
— CODE VEIN (@CODE_VEIN) May 31, 2018
From what of the game we’ve seen and played, Code Vein definitely seems to take a ton of inspiration from Dark Souls and Bloodborne, with challenging enemies, huge bosses, timing-intensive melee combat, and moody atmosphere, all with a shiny coat of stylistic anime artwork. However, Code Vein‘s action may set itself apart with its stylish finishing moves and the fact that you can, you know, drain your enemies’ blood. Oh, and you can make your very own anime vampire boy or girl and team up with a friend or stranger to take down the tougher enemies, so that’s pretty cool.
Code Vein is scheduled to launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this year. Given that the release slate is already stacked with a new Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Smash Bros. game, not to mention Red Dead Redemption 2 and the recently leaked Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, we’re hoping Code Vein will launch before those games, ideally this summer, to give us enough time to play it before it gets pushed aside by bigger titles and E3 2018’s surprise releases. We’ll find out next week.