Update June 12, 2017: Code Vein has been confirmed for PC, albeit quietly.
Code Vein made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance at Microsoft’s E3 conference, with a modified version of the trailer you can watch here. But it’s what happened afterwards we’re interested in – Bandai Namco’s official YouTube channel listed PC as a platform. Phew.
Original story May 3, 2017: Bandai Namco’s forthcoming Code Vein – which I think we can now safely call a ‘Soulslike’ action-RPG – has got its first trailer. After a stylish teaser last month, this one has a bit of gameplay footage.
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The trailer opens with narration of an apocalyptic scenario brought about by the ‘Thorns of Judgement’ piercing ‘the age of the immoral’. Faced with destruction, “humanity must be thrown away”.
The introduction then segues into some gameplay footage. A pair of characters explore dark caves and snowy mountains, duelling big monsters in a very Soulslike fashion (there’s a lot of rolling). There’s also a lot of gore, which personally I found a bit jarring next to the characters’ cherubic anime faces, but that’s just me.
We learned quite a lot about the premise of the game and the blood-fuelled powers you’ll have access to after theinitial tease and announcement, so check that out if you missed it.
Sadly, it still hasn’t been explicitly confirmed for PC – all Bandai Namco will say is that it’s coming to “major home consoles” in 2018.