Scarlet Nexus Dev Diaries Tease New Himuka and the Others

Scarlet Nexus

Bandai Namco Entertainment have revealed more information about the world and enemies of “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 prior developer diary provided an overview of the game and its premise, the latest two parts delve more into the world and the major antagonists; the Others.

The game takes place in the nation of New Himuka, a country so big “the concept of ‘overseas’ doesn’t even exist.” Despite it’s large size, the location of Togetsu seems to be opposed to them somehow.

The game has a 90s’ futuristic aesthetic, keeping some elements that will seem familiar to the real world. The people of New Himuka use their brains to interact with the Psynet for technology and services. It is also hinted that every brain being connect like this causes a troubling issue that is part of the game’s story.

The Others are beings that rain down from the Extinction Belt fog in the sky to eat human brains. They seem to lack any consciousness and attack humans on instinct, and are comparable to earthquakes in Japan; a natural disaster that could be a daily occurrence, and predicted with a reasonable degree of accuracy.

The OSF is the group tasked with stopping the Others, and the player makes up one of their number. As such, people dying from the Others is actually a rare occurrence. The reason their bodies are made of organic and everyday inorganic parts is part of their background.

You can find Dev Diary Part 2 and 3 below.

Scarlet Nexus launches Summer 2021 om Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

You can find the abridged rundown of the game (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.

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.

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.

Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction.

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

Image: Bandai Namco Entertainment



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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