Bandai Namco's upcoming Code Vein has been in the news lately due to its fast-approaching release date for home consoles and PC. While the game isn't being made by From Software and its a very different kind of experience compared to the Dark Souls franchise, there will be some similarities, according to new reports.
Bandai Namco confirmed via a post on Twitter that Code Vein will indeed feature multiplayer support, a cooperative way to play with some of your buddies once the game arrives on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The tweet indicates that a lot of people were asking Bandai about multiplayer for Code Vein, so the company finally unveiled that the game will come jam-packed with a multiplayer mode.
You will be able to explore the large-scale world of the game with additional players in tow. Additionally, if you find yourself getting stuck or bogged down in a battle where you just can't seem to get a leg up on the baddies, you can also request for help to join you in the area and give you a helping hand.
The description of the multiplayer mode sounds an awful lot like Dark Souls, where the co-op for the game was somewhat asynchronous, where players would pop in and pop out at different times, sometimes offering gamers PvP experience or a cooperative experience to help the other player get through a tough bind.
In the case of Code Vein, there is a cooperative element to the game and you will be able to bring along a friend. The common belief is that the multiplayer will operate very similar to how Bandai Namco's other action-RPG, Dark Souls operates.
Much like Capcom's Monster Hunter World the game also features a distress signal that players can use to summon help. In Capcom's title, you can shoot out a signal flare to lure other players in to help. In the case of Code Vein, you can utilize a distress signal to get some other players to come in and help.
Now the addition of multiplayer for Code Vein comes alongside the ability to also bring NPCs along with you into battle. The game has a sort of mercenary setup where you can hire in NPC hunters to accompany in your journeys as you go around fighting other monsters and bosses. So technically you can have some NPCs and another player coming along with you.
According to Gamespot, you will have to meet certain conditions before you can bring along another player into the fold, but we really have no idea what those conditions happen to be.
If the game happens to capture a strong audience the way God Eater did and Dark Souls, Bandai Namco could be looking at yet another franchise that will end up being a big hit for the company following on the heels of other surprise outings like Dragon Ball FighterZ, which came out just earlier this year.