Bandai Namco‘s eagerly anticipated action role-playing game is getting more and more appealing by the minute. Reportedly inspired by the immensely popular Dark Souls franchise, the game was first announced in April 2017.
It is set in an open-world, post-apocalyptic dystopia with vampires at the centre of the conflict. The supernatural elements, including magical abilities and gifts of blood, expand on the dark setting to create what is predicted to be an addictive and engrossing game.
In a move that has excited fans around the world, Bandai Namco recently took to Twitter to announce that the game will include multiplayer functionality:
You've been asking for it and we listened! CODE VEIN will have MULTIPLAYER! You can explore the world of VEIN with other players and you can send a request in an area that you need help in! CODE VEIN is coming to X1, PS4, and PC in 2018. Stay tuned for more info! #CODEVEIN pic.twitter.com/0FKhIzoRGs
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) February 15, 2018
The information was expanded upon by a Gametsu article, which explained in more detail how the distress call system would work.
Once your friends have met certain, as yet unspecified conditions, you can send out a distress signal which summons them to rescue. They appear alone, but can then join your party, alongside you and your NPC companion and continue to assist you in your adventure. Any gifts that your NPC companion would use to help you will then also have an affect on the rescue player, so the lack of their own NPC partner won’t have a negative effect on their ability to play.
The game is due for release later on this year, but as yet is not tied to a specific date. It is planned to be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.