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Scarlet Nexus Confirmed for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5

Scarlet Nexus

Bandai Namco have announced that upcoming action JRPG Scarlet Nexus will be coming to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

As stated in the press release (via Business Wire), the game is also coming to Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5; along with the originally confirmed Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Unfortunately there is no other new information in this press release, compared to our prior coverage.

The game’s producer, Bandai Namco Enterainment’s Keita Iizuka, had high excitement for working on next generation titles.

“The next generation of video game home consoles lets the development team realize the full potential of SCARLET NEXUS. Players can expect visuals and psychic battles with high resolution and frame rate along with fully interactive real-time battles with dynamic animation. Utilizing Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X also means players can enjoy the best version of SCARLET NEXUS regardless of whether they are playing on the next generation with Xbox Series X or Xbox One.”

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Senior Brand Band Manager Stephen Akana also had high hopes, feeling that the game may even redefine JRPGs.

SCARLET NEXUS aims to change the way gamers view Japanese RPGs with a powerful futuristic aesthetic as well as a streamlined combat system that balances fast-paced action with strategic planning. Lead by an extremely talented team at BANDAI NAMCO Studios, including members from fan-favorite title TALES OF VESPERIASCARLET NEXUS combines years of game development experience with the excitement and creative freedom of the power behind the next generation of home console systems.”

You can find the full rundown (via Bandai Namco Entertainment) below.


Unleash the Power of the Mind

In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powersand 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.

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.

Xbox Specific Features
Xbox One X Enhanced – Yes
4K – Yes
HDR – No
Xbox Series X Optimized – Yes
Xbox Play Anywhere – Yes
Smart Delivery – Yes

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, immune to conventional weapons 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.


Scarlet Nexus is coming soon to Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Image: Bandai Namco Entertainment

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