Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus

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Scarlet Nexus is an action role-playing game, currently developed by Bandai Namco. It was first announced at Microsoft’s “Xbox 20/20” digital event on May 7, 2020. As of now, the release date of the game has not yet been determined.

Scarlet Nexus

The release date of Scarlet Nexus is currently unknown, but we can assume it is 2021. If you try to pre-order the game from your preferred supplier, the release date will be displayed as “December 31, 2021”. That is a placeholder, but it does provide some insight, indicating that the release will be in the near future. The Scarlet Nexus trailer described the game as “coming soon,” which is just a more sure way of saying “now in development”.

It will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. Smart Delivery will be available, so you can buy it for Xbox One with confidence while waiting to purchase Xbox Series X. It is not clear whether PlayStation game players can use any cross-generation services.

From this we learned that “others” can have various shapes and sizes. Some seem large and are not limited to specific rules. The body of the other person in the trailer is anatomically full of blooming flowers, while the other characters are not. We also learned that other people may be aliens.

Scarlet Nexus
Scarlet Nexus

The trailer provides us with the concept of gameplay, which seems very practical, similar to combination-based games like Devil May Cry or Bayonetta. Each character has a different close-range attack ability, and each person’s battle is completely different. This seems to be the main attack capability.

We can also try other abilities. Some characters can reproduce, while others can create elements such as electricity or fire. In Scarlet Nexus, functionality is a real extension.

According to the trailer and the subsequent Scarlet Nexus report, it happened in the distant future. In the years that followed, scientists discovered a way to give humans psychomotor abilities, enabling them to exercise control. Just as humans are facing an invasion from mutants called “others”, these mutants come from heaven. Others are not affected by conventional weapons, and those with psionic abilities become the planet’s last defense.

Scarlet Nexus
Scarlet Nexus

In response to the invasion, a task force called “Other Repressive Forces” has been established. The team is full of users of psychodynamic abilities, and they fight to stop the invasion every time.

You are a new recruit of OSF, Yuito Sumeragi. While he understands the world, he may learn some truths about these amazing new features. “My strength is mental movement!” Yuito cried in the trailer, which may imply that other mutants have different abilities.

Scarlet Nexus is developed by the publisher’s internal team BANDAI NAMCO Studios. Specifically, it is led by people who have previously participated in the Tales Of series. Although Scarlet Nexus is not a round-based RPG, it should still provide some confidence in the title.

Scarlet Nexus
Scarlet Nexus

The English trailer has a voice-over function, while the Japanese trailer has a corresponding sound. If the previous BANDAI NAMCO Studios title (such as Code Vein) has any indication, you should be able to switch between the two via the settings menu after Scarlet Nexus is launched.

Developer
Bandai Namco

Publisher
Bandai Namco Studios

Platform
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One

Release
TBA

Genre
Action role-playing

Mode
Single-player

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