Anime Soulslike Code Vein Crosses An Impressive Sales Milestone

Code Vein, Bandai Namco’s very anime take on Dark Souls, has gone on to sell more than one million copies worldwide across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the game’s official Twitter account announced.

Code Vein borrows a lot of mechanics from the Soulslike genre, such as its methodical combat and loss of experience upon death. It also looks strikingly familiar to other Soulslike games, including Nioh and The Surge. The game received mixed reviews from critics with the general consensus being confliction around Code Vein’s mashup of genre conventions.

In GameSpot’s Code Vein review, we awarded the game a 6/10 with reviewer Richard Wakeling saying, “You can see the fragments of a fantastic game hidden within these systems and its meaty combat feedback, but the mundanity of its enemies and the effect they have on nullifying the combat’s enjoyment prevent Code Vein from ever realizing its potential.”

Bandai Namco rolled out a Halloween update for Code Vein that included way more than just spooky-themed costumes and accessories. The patch also featured combat changes, system adjustments, bug fixes, and more.

Code Vein’s first piece of DLC, Hellfire Knight, is available now as part of the Season Pass ($25 USD) or as a standalone purchase ($10 USD), and brings with it a monstrous boss and additional weapons like the Inferno Blade. Like Hellfire Knight, the other two pieces of DLC–coming out in “early 2020”–will introduce new bosses, weapons, blood codes, and more.

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