There’s no secret that Bandai Namco is setting up to have one of their best years yet. With the successful and well-received launches of some of their most critically acclaimed titles such Dragon Ball FighterZ, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet; the publisher has had a solid year and doesn’t show signs of slowing down what-so-ever.
Now that they’re gearing up for Dark Souls Remastered, the publisher/developer has already begun to build up the hype surrounding two of their biggest and most anticipated titles yet: Code Vein and God Eater 3. Both titles are expected to launch later this year with, with the latter being possibly early next year since no release window has been given.
However, Bandai Namco, ahead of the launch of both games has released a bit of information surrounding both of the upcoming titles. in the new screenshots released for Code Vein, we are given our first looks at the Cathedral of the Sacred Blood. This location is a rather large cathedral, one that calls out to those who are lost and end up causing them to wander its endless halls for all of eternity.
But fret not, there is something rather large keeping them there, The Successor of the Ribcage, a monstrous wolf-like creature that will block the player’s path and could likely be our first glimpse of a boss within the game. We also get our first new look at AI controller partners Eva and Jack who will be accompanying players during their journey through the lands. You can take a peek at the gallery below.
New CODE VEIN screenshots are now available to download from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. The new screenshots focus on a new location, Cathedral of the Sacred Blood and the boss that waits within its walls. Also included are new screenshots for two of the player’s AI-controlled partners that will accompany them on their journey through CODE VEIN, Eva and Jack.
In God Eater 3 we’ve learned that there will be several new features including new zones, new Ash Aragmi, Adaptive God Eaters, and two new types of God Arcs players will be able to use: the Biting Edge and Ray Gun. In the Ashlands, players will find that the fierce new opponents they will face, the Ash Aragami, will be named after the Egyptian Gods Anubis and Ra, and will provide players with the toughest challenges they have yet to face in the God Eater series.
Additionally, we’ve also learned about a new type of God Eater called the Adaptive God Eaters, which are closer to Aragami than a standard God Eater itself. These items are stronger, more lethal and also resistant to the deadly air within the Ashlands. These new God Eaters include Hugo Pennywort, a quick-witted man that takes action when he must, which could see him become a substantial leader in the ranks of the God Eaters. He will also be your friend, a brother of the main protagonist.
With this news also comes the reveal of the new God Arcs, which include the Biting Edge God Arc, a dual-bladed weapon that focuses on quick slashes and stabbing attacks, allowing it to quickly dispose of an enemy. In turn, we also have the Ray Gun, a weapon that focuses on its extremely strong ranged attack if timed correctly and used at the most opportune moment. With these new weapons comes a new system in the game known as the “Engage System” and “Accelerator Trigger.”
The Engage System is only activated when members of a team stay close together during a mission to help promote their use of close teamwork when striking down a foe. The Accelerator Trigger is a new passive skill that is activated when certain requirements are met. One of these requirements is performing a perfect guard allowing players to gain the buff when triggered. At this time, however, we do not know much more about this attack and will update you as Bandai Namco releases more information about the games as we near their respective launches.
Bandai Namco has also announced that God Eater 3 will be releasing exclusively for both PC and PlayStation 4 at a date that has yet to be announced. Code Vein will be releasing on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.
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