Code Vein is a recently released action RPG by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It's described as being a "Souls" styled game, as the gameplay is inspired by the Dark Souls series. In Code Vein, the world is reduced to a dark post-apocalyptic dystopia as monsters began to emerge in the world. To fight them, humanity found a way to turn their dead into Revenants to fight against these monsters. A demo for the game released September 3 that allowed players to try out a dungeon and customize their character.
The option to customize your character is a big hit with players of the game as its possible to make nearly any type of look you desire with the large variety of options given. People have even taken to showing off their character creations in communities like r/fashionvein. There are tons of amazing ones out there. Here are 10 of the best custom characters made in Code Vein.
10 Winter Schnee - RWBY
RWBY is an animated series from Rooster Teeth that takes place in a fictional world called Remnant. Remnant is plagued by monsters called Grimm. The only defense against the Grimm are warriors called Huntsmen and Huntresses who are trained at a young age to protect the world of Remnant.
The story focuses on a team of young Huntresses, Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, the initial of their names making the series' title and their team name. Winter is the older sister of Weiss, and though she's only been seen in a few episodes, she's portrayed as a strong Huntress, whose's icy exterior hides a warmer and caring interior when it comes to her younger sister. Her custom character design is created by LeMasterChef12345.
9 Archer - Fate/Stay Night
Fate/stay night is a franchise that started off as a visual novel game from Type-Moon, creators of the Melty Blood game series. The franchise follows highschooler Shirou Emiya, a mage who enters a dangerous tournament called the Fifth Holy Grail War. Those who enter must battle with magic, and summon notable heroes from history, called Servants, in a to-the-death tournament. Archer is one of those Servants who plays a major role in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.
In the franchise, Archer uses a bow and arrow as his weapon, and Code Vein doesn't have weapons like that. But this custom character modeled after him by LenzPrime is still pretty awesome!
8 Male Blythe - Fire Emblem: Three Houses
This custom character by Cylent-Night is based on male Blythe from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It's a tactical RPG set in Fódlan, a land divided by three rival nations under a tentative peace. Players control Blythe, a mercenary who becomes a teacher at the Officers Academy of Garreg Mach Monastery, after rescuing three of its students.
The students turn out to be the heads of the school's three houses and heirs of the throne of the three rival nations. As Blythe players have to choose which house they wish to lead, Black Eagles, Blue Lions or Golden Deer, and train those students.
7 Eliza - Tekken 7
This amazingly accurate Eliza, by Para-Less, is a fitting choice for Code Vein's theme since she's a vampire herself. She's one of the newer characters from the Tekken series, first revealed as an unlockable character in Tekken Revolution but her canonical appearance is in Tekken 7. Not much is known about her, except she's a vampire believed to be over 1000 years old. She ended up accidentally taking a 600-year nap. Part of the reasons she slept so long was because she can't control her sleeping patterns, she even falls asleep while she talks!
She fights to restore her powers, thinking that the blood of a person with an intense spiritual force would do the trick.
6 Ulquiorra Cifer - Bleach
Created by LordTubson, this custom Code Vein character is modeled after the character Ulquiorra Cifer from the anime series Bleach. Bleach is a series about highschooler Ichigo Kurasaki who becomes a "Soul Reaper" someone who fights against creatures called Hollows. Ulquiorra is a type of Hollow called an Arrancar and he first appears during the Arrancar Act.
Ulquiorra is a very powerful Arrancar, which are Hollows who gain similar abilities to Soul Reapers. He's apart of Aizen's Hollow army called the Espada. LordTubson used several different head accessories to make his mask and even made a tutorial on how to do it in the link provided above.
5 Zero Suit Samus - Metroid Series
Samus first came to be in the late 80s with the very first Metroid. In a surprise twist, Samus was revealed to be female and since then she has been one of the earliest female protagonists in video game history and a video game icon. While she's known for her Power Suit, in the game Metroid: Zero Mission, Samus wore the form-fitting Zero Suit as her Power Suit malfunctioned.
Chaloucla's rendition of Zero Suit Samus is amazing and even comes with the glowing part along her chest. Chaloucla warns that this character isn't playable with every accessory she has on her because of the game's cost limit, but there's a video tutorial on how to make Zero Suit Samus in the link provided above.
4 Harley Quinn - Suicide Squad
Harley Quinn is one of DC's most popular female characters. Her story has had her go from being a villainous sidekick to the Joker to teaming up with other popular DC femme Fatales like Poison Ivy and Catwoman, to becoming a hero in her own right and even earning the trust of Batman. And she's never been more popular with Margo Robbie's rendition of her in the movie Suicide Squad.
Kyuuni87's custom character is modeled after Suicide Squad Harley Quinn, looking as cute and dangerous as expected. Kyuuni87 even put up a video tutorial on how to make her in the link given above.
3 Claude - Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Anyone who loves the Golden Deers in Fire Emblem: Three Houses might just love taking a look at Darth_Mawile's rendition of him in Code Vein. It's an amazing replica of the Golden Deer's leader before the time skip. Out of the other three student protagonists, Clause appears to be the most easygoing and laid back.
However deep down he has a very astute mind that makes him a brilliant tactician and makes others keep their guard around him. Hopefully, Darth_Mawile will consider making Calude post time skip as well!
2 Sora - Kingdom Hearts 3
Kingdom Hearts III is the 12 game and the conclusion to the "Dark Seeker" saga that began in the first game. Sora returns as the main protagonist of the game, along with Goofy and Donald. They travel across other worlds so Sora can regain his power to restore lost hearts. Sora has become one of the most popular characters in the series and in video game history in general.
JoeSuong's rendition of Sora from KH3 is a perfect translation of him into Code Vein, and the golden crown on his head is a nice little touch.
1 Link - Legend Of Zelda Series
This awesome Code Vein custom character of Link is by JohnnySkwisgaar. Link has been the main protagonist of the games in The Legend of Zelda series since the first one in 1986. Link is depicted as being various ages between the games of the series but he is always of the Hylian race and from the land of Hyrule. The in-game lore explains this as Link being the soul of a legendary warrior who gets reincarnated to fight against the forces of darkness.
He often fights some form of Ganon and must rescue princess Zelda so the two of them can work together to defeat Ganon. JohnnySkwisgaar mentions that it took around 2 hours to create Link and used a combination of different accessories to make the hat.