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  • Development Hell: Announced in April of 2017, it was intended for a September 2018 release before they announced that it was being delayed to iron out bugs. The game hasn't had any new updates since then, not helping was that Bandai Namco decided to prioritize releasing God Eater 3 first. The radio silence was finally broken as of May 8th 2019 with the announcement of a closed beta, however.
  • Dueling Works: With both Nioh 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and The Surge 2 as they, like Code Vein, also follow or play around with the Soulsborne formula and are released several months from each other. In the last case, it even releases in the same month!
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    • The game itself tend to be called "Anime Dark Souls", "Weeb Souls", "Waifu Souls", and other similar variants due to having an anime art style with similar gameplay to the Dark Souls games.
    • "Evil Miku", a name or some variation of it that tend to be given to the Invading Executioner boss due to her uncanny resemblance to Hatsune Miku.
  • Follow the Leader: Like Lords of the Fallen, The Surge, and Nioh before, Code Vein follows the Dark Souls formula: you create your character using an in-depth customization menu, then wander around killing horribly deformed undead monstrosities. You have a limited amount of healing items, which you can replenish by activating and resting at Mistles, which also causes all enemies to respawn. When you die, you lose all your currency and are sent back to the previous Mistle you used, but can regain it by returning to where you died, and the combat is centered around parrying and dodging attacks with precise timing.
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  • What Could Have Been: According to the third behind the scenes video, the animation is originally suppose to be photo-realistic before the anime style is used. Mia and her design was not originally going to be in the game.
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