Remember a couple of days back where Bandai Namco teased a new project that would be revealed by April 20th? Well, the most recent issue of Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu went and spoiled the surprise (at least part of it).
The project, “Tonight We Dine”, is officially an action RPG called Code Vein. The “dine” is in reference to the player’s ability, as a vampire, to feast on monsters in the game. It turns out that Bandai was having fun, as Code Vein will not be related to Dark Souls at all (despite the “Tonight We Dine” being a nod to Dark Souls‘ tagline, “Prepare to Die”). In fact, the team developing the project was behind 2010’s God Eater, which will also not have any connection to Code Vein.
Here’s what the translated article states for the game: Code Vein takes place in a near dystopian future, where players take control of Revenants, vampires with supernatural abilities who have transcended humanity and lost their memories as a result. A Revenant who has failed to consume enough blood transforms into a monster called a “Lost”. Vampires are confined to an isolated society known as “Vein,” and must cooperate with each other to survive. This leads into one of the gameplay mechanics: The “Buddy”. When exploring a dungeon, players can bring a single Buddy with them, who can help players overcome challenges, but players will also need to act to help them out in return. As for weapons, players will have access to a variety of swords, spears, hammers, and more. In addition, they will also have special abilities to use to help attack.
For more info on the game, check out Gematsu’s article, and wait for the official announcement on April 20th.