Sombre news from Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has just been announced concerning the upcoming release of action-roleplaying game Code Vein. Previously slated for a 2018 release on September 28, the game has pushed back the date to 2019. A big bummer for those out there who have been waiting for this game patiently, particularly since all footage and demos have garnered such positive feedback.
Its reception, during the pre-release promotional campaign, has been so positive both with the media and gamers alike, that it has influenced the developer’s decision to delay the game. Enlightened with this knowledge, they came to the conclusion that Code Vein’s development required more time to ensure the high quality gamers have come to expect in Bandai Namco titles.
“Our fans have given us a huge amount of very positive hands-on feedback with in-development versions of CODE VEIN so far.” said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President Marketing and Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “As a result of this – in an attempt to exceed the high expectations these fans have already – we made the decision to postpone the release of CODE VEIN to further refine the game. It’s a difficult decision of course, but we hope, once fans get to play the final version, they’ll agree it’s the right one!”
Code Vein’s story is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world where players will need to survive using any means necessary, including the vampiric consumption of blood. Using your enemy’s blood to bolster your own attack, skills and weaponry are said to be part and parcel of this game. Its art style and gameplay demos have also lead to its rather unique nickname “Anime Dark Souls”, which we are so down for here at Checkpoint!
As an aside it was also announced that Code Vein would not be making an appearance at this year’s Gamescon. They have insisted that despite this announcement, eagerly awaiting gamers will still be presented “future hand-on opportunities very soon!”. Slated for a 2019 release, Code Vein will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. How do you feel about the game’s delay and do you believe a few extra months will be worth the wait? Let us know in the comments section below.