This morning brings news that Bandai Namco's stylish looking RPG, Code Vein, won't be making it's original September release date, and has been pushed into next year.
It's never fun to hear about a game getting delayed, especially if it's one you've been looking forward to. The interesting looking Code Vein, with it's anime style and crazy vampire action, is the latest to get hit with a delay. Just a couple months away from release, Bandia has announced they're pushing the game into 2019 to allow for more polish.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces that CODE VEIN will be moving its release date to 2019 from the previously announced date of September 28, 2018. Throughout its prerelease promotion campaign, CODE VEIN has consistently garnered positive reactions from both media and consumers. 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.
“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,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “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.”
Venture into the post-apocalyptic land of CODE VEIN and uncover its secrets. Players will be able to craft their own unique character and customize their experience by equipping numerous weapons, items, skills, and gifts to accommodate their favorite fighting style or gain a competitive advantage against impossible odds. Various A.I. controlled partners will also be on-hand to explore the interconnected world with their own specialized attributes and personalities. CODE VEIN will be available in the Americas in 2019 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM.
Traditionally speaking, delays normally result in a much better game, even though it's still a bummer to hear about. It's more of a bummer when you're not given a new release date; instead a nebulous window of time. Alas, we'll still have plenty of game to keep us occupied in the coming months.