Code Vein delayed into 2019 because playtesters liked it so much

Vampiric RPG Code Vein will not see the sun in 2018

The first casualty of this war for your hard earned dosh is Code Vein - Bandai Namco's action role-playing title that was originally set to launch on the 28th September.

"While Bandai Namco continues development, CODE VEIN will be pulled from the upcoming Gamescom 2018, where it was initially going to be playable to attendees". After all, what's not to love about a game that uses the Dark Souls recipe, adds a half cup of AI companion, a heaping tablespoon of epic boss fights, a sprinkling of vampirism, and frosts the whole thing in an anime-styled icing. "It is a hard decision, but we hope that once the fans gets to play the final version, they will agree with us that this decision is a right one!" In fact, it's so recent the publisher's official Twitter account has yet to share the news.

The announcement informs that the game will now be released in 2019, without any further information on a precise release date or window. "However, the developer promises more "hands-on opportunities soon" and is pleased with the feedback from players so far".

Bandai Namco's vice president of marketing and digital, Hervé Hoerdt, stated that the team ended up making the hard decision to delay in order to "further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title". "This will help ensure that the final product delivers on the expectations that you all have for the game". The community, while anxious to play the game, overwhelmingly supports Bandai Namco's decision to push the game back.

Code Vein is in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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