Bandai Namco has been on a roll lately! On June 10, the company released its fourth “Blood Veil” trailer for the upcoming CODE VEIN video game. This brief trailer showcases the “ivy” weapon, which pierces any enemy in its way. Overall, Bandai has released 4 trailers since June 4. This also happens to be the 10th CODE VEIN trailer Bandai has released since the teaser trailer on April 13, 2017. Since CODE VEIN won’t be released until September 28, this number is likely to grow too.

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Getting to Know Bandai’s CODE VEIN

Before we start getting into the trailers, let’s talk about the game itself. CODE VEIN is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The events take place in a post-apocalyptic world where the human race is all but extinct. The culprits? Creatures called the Revenants, who make up an unruly army called the Lost. They wreak havoc across this dystopian world by eating everyone in it. Enter the resistance, who are the few remaining humans left. Together, they travel across the lands hoping to end the Lost’s quest for carnage. You can see this information, and more, in the trailer below:

For my fellow video game buffs out there, you can see the similarities between this game and the DARK SOUL franchise. That’s because DARK SOULS inspired Bandai to create this game, but with some completely revamped character designs.

Bandai has been contributing heavily to the anime game community lately. They’ve made countless NARUTO, ONE PIECE, and DRAGON BALL games over the years. More recently, they’re expanding into more niche titles like LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA and BLACK CLOVER. It seems that they’ve really taken a liking to anime aesthetics and are carrying these over to CODE VEIN. Who knows, if the game does well enough maybe a studio will pick it up for an anime adaptation. This happened with the PERSONA and STEINS;GATE franchises and it very well could happen again here.

Is the Mass Amount of Trailers Good or Bad?

Now that we’re familiar with the game itself, let’s talk about the plethora of trailers. Bandai first released a teaser trailer on April 13, 2017. The game’s first official trailer released May 2. Bandai then followed this up with a trailer designed specifically for E3 2017. Since then, Bandai released a trailer for TGS, an “underworld” trailer, and multiple live streams and gameplay videos. In addition, they released a near 5-minute trailer this week just to announce the release date. The shorter “Blood Veil” trailers showcase the game’s weapons. You can view the latest trailer, which showcases the “ivy” weapon, below:

So, are all these trailers good or bad? On one hand, we get to see a ton of content for a game that looks flat-out awesome. The trailers also make it easy for us as consumers to decide if we want to purchase the game. For example, we know that DARK SOULS has imparted its wisdom to the CODE VEIN series. DARK SOULS, however, is notorious for extremely challenging gameplay. If there’s one thing we’ve learned so far from the CODE VEIN trailers, it’s that these same challenging mechanics will be implemented. Fans can now judge for themselves if they want to test their skills with these hard mechanics.

On the other hand, the trailers released a ton of information about the game. And I mean a ton of information. I’m pretty sure Bandai included a heavy spoiler towards the tail end of the release date trailerThis ticked off fans who were looking forward to playing through the game’s seemingly-awesome storyline.

What’s the Verdict Here?

Ultimately, judgment is up to the individual fan. Personally, I think these trailers are way too much. You can learn the entire game’s story in 15 minutes from all the YouTube trailers. At some point, you have to leave something a mystery. The mass amount of trailers kind of eliminate the hype in my opinion. I’m not a fan of seeing so much content before a game even releases. However, because of the trailers, I know what I’m getting into, so I know this is still a game I’ll like.

What’s your opinion on multiple teaser trailers? Do you think this is good for upcoming games or bad? Be sure to comment below and let us know what you think!

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