What you need to know
- Code Vein is a Dark Souls-like game about vampires.
- The title should release on September 27.
- It was pushed back by a year to polish up the experience.
- You can preorder it for $50 on Amazon.
During the Inside Xbox show at E3 2019, it was revealed that Bandai Namco's Code Vein should launch this September. Oddly enough, it was supposed to release in September 2018, before it was pushed back a year. The game is a Bloodborne-like experience which features an anime aesthetic.
If you aren't sure if you want to play the game, the publisher just released a Trial Edition on the Microsoft Store. You can download it here. It lets you play through the beginning of the game and explore the home base. We've played through it on Xbox One X and it looks great. While the resolution is definitely not 4K, it's still clear and smooth.
Unlike Dark Souls, there seems to be a focus on playing together. You frequently come across other people who join your team. This is a refreshing change because even boss fights don't feel so daunting when you're playing with friends.
Anime Dark Souls
Become a revenant
Bandai Namco will soon be delivering a post-apocalyptic Japanese role-playing game where players take control of vampiric creatures called revenants. Get ready for some bloody action this September.
Jump into digital
Ditch the discs
Secure your Xbox One S: All-Digital Edition today, Microsoft's new and ambitious disc-less console. It's the cheapest Xbox One ever made, bundled with three downloadable games like Forza Horizon 3.
Xbox accessories you'll love
Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)
PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.
Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)
The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.
Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)
Stand your console upright with this accessory.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.