Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for its upcoming JRPG Scarlet Nexus, with the trailer being a mix of cutscenes and combat gameplay. The trailer looks to highlight the powers of the main characters who fight the enemy known as The Others, with powers appearing to include telekinesis and absorbing damage. The trailer also confirms there are two playable characters in Scarlet Nexus and they are Kasane and Yuito. You can watch the trailer below.
Scarlet Nexus was originally revealed in May for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, and was later confirmed to be heading to PlayStation 5 as well. A PS4 release is also on the cards. Stefan got some interview time with Game Producer Keita Izuki and Game Director Kenji Anabuki to talk about Scarlet Nexus, and he wrote:
Regardless of the generation of console you play on, Scarlet Nexus looks like a rather individualistic new twist on the Japanese action RPG. It will be fascinating to see how it can explore some of its more dystopian themes and the breadth of intriguing weirdness that the Others can bring as you battle them.
You can read the full Scarlet Nexus interview here. Coming from a team of developers that previously worked on the Tales series, Scarlet Nexus is set in a cyberpunk-y “Brain Punk” future world where humans have discovered a psionic hormone, and just in time as well. Here’s more from Bandai Namco.
In Scarlet Nexus, a strange life-form called “Others” appeared from the sky and began to prey on the brains of living creatures on the earth – including humans. In order to fight this new kind of enemy, the “Other Suppression Force” (OSF) was created in the city where brain power has been developed, called New Himuka. The OSF is composed of the only people able to exterminate the Others, blessed with exceedingly powerful “brain power” and considered as true heroes by the population.Among them, Yuito Sumeragi, a bright and positive-minded recruit with a kind heart. Second son of the prestigious Sumeragi family, his ancestor was the founding father of New Himuka.He endured an intensive training to be able, one day, to help the citizens of his city and rescue them, as he was once saved himself from an Other by a member of the OSF. Since then, he cherishes the ear cuff he received on that memorable day.