×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Code Vein’ Needs More Time, Delayed to 2019

For anyone planning to play “Code Vein” this September, Bandai Namco has bad news.

The upcoming post-apocalyptic title is delayed until 2019, citing more development time needed in a press release.

“Throughout its prerelease promotion campaign, ‘Code Vein’ has consistently garnered positive reactions from both media and consumers,” the press release states. “With this knowledge, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. has made the decision to dedicate additional time to further develop ‘Code Vein’ to ensure that the final product delivers on the expectations set amongst media and fans.”

Bandai Namco’s Eric Hartness commented that that decision to delay the action RPG was not an easy one.

“’Code Vein’ has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months,” Hartness said. “Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of ‘Code Vein’ to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”

“Code Vein” has been called an “anime Dark Souls” for its combination of brooding, big-eyed heroes and the relentless death screens players will inevitably see. While select E3 2018 attendees got to experience the hardcore RPG for themselves, the press release also states that “Code Vein” will not be playable at Gamescom 2018, taking place in Germany next month.

“Code Vein” does not yet have a specific release date in 2019, but will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

More Gaming

  • Netflix Claims 'Fortnite' Is a Bigger

    Netflix Claims 'Fortnite' Is a Bigger Competitor Than HBO

    It may be mostly gamesmanship, but Netflix says it’s not really focused on rival streaming-video services from Amazon, Hulu, Disney, WarnerMedia or other big players as much as improving its own service to win share of consumers’ attention. “We compete with (and lose to) ‘Fortnite’ more than HBO,” Netflix told investors in its quarterly letter [...]

  • 'Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid'

    'Power Rangers' Is Getting a Cross-Platform Fighting Game

    “Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid” is a new cross-platform fighting game from Hasbro, Lionsgate, and developer nWay. The game, which brings the iconic Power Rangers back for a new video game entry, gathers new and classic Rangers and villains together for team battles that utilize a new streamline combat system. Described as an “easy [...]

  • Sega Developer Rieko Kodama to Receive

    Sega Developer Rieko Kodama to Receive GDCA Pioneer Award

    Veteran game developer Rieko Kodama will receive this year’s pioneer award at the 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the event’s organizers announced on Thursday. Kodama will be recognized for her contributions to the gaming industry during a career that’s spanned more than three decades, including her work on some of Sega’s most beloved classics [...]

  • Watch The Latest 'Anthem' Weapons-Focused Livestream

    Watch the Latest 'Anthem' Weapons-Focused Live Stream Here

    BioWare is hosting its latest “Anthem” livestream on Thursday, with a lengthy presentation on the game’s selection of weapons. The stream, which can be viewed on Twitch, begins at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST and will feature game director Jonathan Warner as well as lead producers Michael Gamble and Ben Irving. The two will explore [...]

  • Ronda Rousey to play Sonya Blade

    Ronda Rousey to Voice Sonya Blade in 'Mortal Kombat 11'

    Famed fighter Ronda Rousey is the voice of Sonya Blade in the upcoming “Mortal Kombat 11,” NetherRealm Studios revealed via livestream on Thursday. In a trailer announcing her new role, a Rousey-faced Sonya Blade swaggers through a group of armed special forces and toward Skarlet, the katana-wielding redhead first seen in the 2011 release of [...]

  • 'Mortal Kombat 11' Reveal Introduces New

    'Mortal Kombat 11' Gameplay, Fatalities, New Mechanics

    Creator Ed Boon took to the stage during Thursday’s “Mortal Kombat 11” community reveal event to debut the first footage of the game. The event kicked things off with a heated match between Scorpion and returning character Baraka. The game will include familiar returning characters as well as new faces. The first seven characters revealed [...]

  • Hikaru Utada to Perform 'Kingdom Hearts'

    Hikaru Utada to Perform 'Kingdom Hearts' Songs in PlayStation VR

    PlayStation VR owners can catch a special performance from Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada starting on Friday, Jan. 18, according to the PlayStation Blog. Filmed at the Yokohama Arena, the “Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018 – ‘Hikari’ & ‘Chikai’ – VR” features two songs from the “Kingdom Hearts” franchise — “Simple and Clean” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content