Bandai Namco Entertainment have just announced action JRPG Scarlet Nexus at Microsoft’s Inside Xbox presentation.
As stated on the Xbox website [1, 2], players take control of Yuito Sumeragi, the newest member of the OSF hoping to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him. Explore New Himuka, a world between technology and physic powers in this “Brain Punk” adventure written by those behind Tales of Vesperia.
Using psycho-kinetic abilities, lift and hurl objects at your foes- the Others. These mutants fell from the sky, and need to eat brains to quell the agony they are in.
You can find the announcement trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via Microsoft) below.
Unleash the Power of the Mind
Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.
Optimized for Xbox Series X
Games built using the Xbox Series X development kit are designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Xbox Series X. They will showcase unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness, and framerates up to 120FPS.
Kinetic Psychic Combat
Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies.
Exterminate the Others
Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, highly resistant to conventional attack methods and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness.
Discover a Brain Punk future
Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction.
Deep Story Driven Experience
Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.
In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changing the world as we know it. Just as humanity was entering this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a thirst for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures needed to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity. Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our chance to fight the onslaught from above. To this day, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defense.
Scarlet Nexus is coming soon to Xbox One and Xbox Series X.