“Prepare to Dine”: Bandai Namco’s stylised tease of recent venture, to be introduced April 20

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A superbly stylised if macabre new video on the Bandai Namco YouTube channel teases a brand new venture by the Japanese developer-publishers, which can be absolutely revealed subsequent week.

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You can watch the video above or test Bandai Namco’s announcement at their web site, although it doesn’t add a lot – solely that the brand new title is because of be introduced on April 20, and is “in development by Bandai Namco Entertainment”. 

Until then: with the hashtag “PrepareToDine” and the fanged protagonist licking blood from her lips within the opening shot, maybe consuming your enemies can be a key mechanic? You by no means know. The presence of fuel masks, trendy enjoying playing cards and concrete dumpsters suggests a contemporary setting.

And how about that artwork model eh? According to the YouTube description, it is “unique animation” by Lizzi Akana – whose work you may see extra of on her website – “impressed by an upcoming Bandai Namco Entertainment venture”, which can not essentially be associated to the teaser. So as wonderful because it seems, we won’t be sure the sport itself will comply with this artwork model.

And to the elephant within the room: there’s lots right here which might be hallmarks of Dark Souls builders FromSoftware, such because the ruined church, the bonfire, the creepy shapeshifting and the large boss-like monster on the finish. Bandai Namco are clearly reinforcing these comparisons with the hashtag, which is a reference to the tagline of the Dark Souls video games. And with Dark Souls III having simply acquired its final piece of DLC, From don’t have anything else on their plate. 

And but, that might all be wishful pondering. There’s no point out of From in any of this, nor any signal of their branding. We’ll have to attend till subsequent week to be taught extra.