Scarlet Nexus Demo Launches May 21 on Xbox, May 28 on PlayStation

Scarlet Nexus

Bandai Namco Entertainment have announced a timed-exclusive Xbox demo for “brainpunk” action JRPG Scarlet Nexus.

As previously reported, the game is set in a distant future where the city of New Himuka is under siege from mutants called the Others. Players control Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit for the Other Suppression Force, that is tasked with using their powerful psionic abilities to protect humanity.

While the game’s official Twitter account tweeted the demo would be coming to Xbox consoles on May 21st, Bandai Namco Entertainment Spain provided more information via their Twitter (translation: Google Translate). Along with confirming the demo would be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on May 28th, they also revealed there would be bonuses for playing the demo for the full game.

If gamers play as Kasane, they unlock the FSA Standard Pack (black) and Plug-in Power Increase: Mk II for the full game. Those who play as Yuito unlock the white Rabbit Ears hat, and a Force Field Plug-in: Mk II. RPG Site also report that save data does not transfer to the full game.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

In the far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changed the world as we knew it. As humanity entered this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a hunger 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 only chance to fight the onslaught from above. Since then, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defense.

Featuring a dual story, begin your adventure with either Yuito Sumeragi, an energetic recruit from a prestigious political family or Kasane Randall, the mysterious scout whose power and skill has gained great notoriety among the OSF. As their different experiences interweave with each other, it is only then that you will reveal the full story and unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.

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.

A Dual Story Experience – Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism, crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.

Scarlet Nexus launches June 25th on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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