This guide gathers all available information released by developers at the current moment. We provide information about game editions and basic game mechanics. Keep on mind that this is still a work in progress - when the full version of the game is released, the guide will be extended with additional chapters.
- Briefly about Code Vein
- On which platforms will Code Vein be available?
- Code Vein - Opening Cinematic
- Code Vein - Game Editions
- Minimum system requirements of Code Vein on PC
Briefly about Code Vein
Code Vein is an action RPG developed by Swift studio and released by Bandai Namco. The action of the production is set in a post-apocalyptic vision of the nearest future. Human civilization went into disarray after mysterious spines pierced the Earth's crust. The only survivors of the cataclysm are the so-called Revenants - vampires with superhuman powers who live in a community known as The Vein. Its members abandoned humanity and most of their memories in order to survive in a new, cruel reality.
On which platforms will Code Vein be available?
Code Vein will be available on PCs and consoles - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Code Vein - Opening Cinematic
Code Vein - Game Editions
Code Vein, apart from the standard version, which contains only the basic game version, is going to be available in two other versions.
The Deluxe edition contains the basic version of the game and some additional features:
- Season pass
- Seasonal pass bonus: content of the Mia bonus
- Insatiable Bloodthirst accessory package
Collector's Edition, apart from the basic version of the game, contains:
- 17-inch action figure of Mia Karnstein
- Collector's box
- Digital art book
- Insatiable Bloodthirst accessory package
If you decide to buy Code Vein in advance as a pre-order, you will receive an additional extras:
- GE Weapon Collaboration Set
- Blood Veil Ogre
- Set of accessories
Minimum system requirements of Code Vein on PC
Minimum system requirements of Code Vein. Code Vein requires a slightly better hardware than other souls-like games. However, the game should still work even on a few years old hardware. For more information, check out the System Requirements section.
- System: Windows 7(SP1)/10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz
- RAM: 6GB
- GPU: GeForce GTX 760 2 GB / Radeon HD 7850 or better
- DirectX: 11
About Code Vein Guide
Author : Dawid "DavideLi" Lubczynski for gamepressure.com
Translator : Filip "Mithgandir" Liebert
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Code Vein Video Game
- genre: RPG
- developer: Shift
- publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- platform: PS4, PC, XONE
A dark action-RPG from the Japanese studio Shift, known from the God Eater franchise. The story of Code Vein takes place in the near future, when vampires with supernatural powers live on the ruins of our civilization.
Code Vein is an action-RPG title published for PC, PS4 and XONE by Bandai Namco company. It has been developed by Japanese team from Shfit studio, which previously developed the God Eater series.
Code Vein is set in a post-apocalyptic vision of near future, after mysterious thorns pierced through Earth’s crust. The human civilization is in total ruin, and the only survivors are the so-called Revenants – vampires with superpowers who live in a community known as Vein. Its members abandoned their humanity and most of their memories to survive in a new, harsh reality. However, they are far from accepting their fate and try to unfold the secrets of the fallen world. They must also suck blood regularly, or they will transform into blood-lusting monsters.
The gameplay of Code Vein for PC, PS4 and XONE takes after the tradition of the Dark Souls series. Players traverse locations that aren’t clearly separated and fight challenging enemies, including powerful bosses. There is also the blood-sucking mechanic that plays a major part in the game, and is implemented by using Blood Veil, which also acts as an armor. If the player succeeds at getting blood, they can use their Gifts – special abilities with various effects, ranging from strengthening our character, through weakening enemies, up to direct attacks on them. Blood Veil appears in many shapes and forms, as do characters’ skills and weapons, letting us use various strategies.
One of the important elements of Code Vein is a system that lets us play with an AI-controlled companion. We select the companion from non-playable heroes, who become more numerous as we progress through the game. This allows us to complete tasks that would be too much of a challenge for a single adventurer. However, our friend isn’t just there to help us in combat – he can act by himself and his actions might result in situations which will require player’s support.
Code Vein for PC, PS4 and XONE uses Unreal Engine technology.