Bandai Namco’s “Code Vein” is being billed as an Anime version of “Dark Souls” and it was originally set for release this September. Unfortunately, Bandai Namco just announced today that it has decided to push back the game’s release date to 2019.

“Code Vein has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months,” Banda Namco America marketing vice president Eric Hartness said, according to GameSpot.

“Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of 'Code Vein' to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”

Bandai Namco has also updated fans through social media about the delayed release date of “Code Vein,” but it didn’t provide any specific information on a new release schedule. The only thing that’s been confirmed so far is that the game is scheduled for release sometime in 2019. The delay may be a huge surprise to a lot of gamers since the original release date, Sept. 28, was announced by Bandai Namco just last month.

“It is a difficult decision, but we hope that once the fans get to play the final version, they will agree with us that this decision is a right one,” Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia general manager Rainel Tan said in a statement provided to Gematsu.

“Code Vein” was announced in April 2017 and it’s an action RPG that will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game is set in an open world, post-apocalyptic environment in the not too distant future. Players will take control of a Revenant and they will have to fight off ghoulish creatures.

Gameplay is directly inspired by the “Dark Souls” series, which is also published by Bandai Namco. One thing that separates it from “Dark Souls” is how players will be able to augment their abilities. Players will be able to get blood from their enemies, which will then allow them to increase their strength, attain new abilities and more.

Bandai Namco has also decided to pull “Code Vein” from its Gamescom 2018 presentation next month, according to Engadget. It wasn’t made clear why exactly the company decided to do this, but it may have been necessary as the company continues to work on the game's development.