Scarlet Nexus Dev Diary: The OSF

Scarlet Nexus

Bandai Namco Entertainment have revealed more information about the OSF organization 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 (OSF), that is tasked with using their powerful psionic abilities to protect humanity.

The dev diary discusses the OSF. Recruiting new members every year for over 560 years, each has special powers to help beat back the Others. Using red cables connecting their brains, they can use each other’s powers.

While the characters seem like young adults and teenagers, they are taking anti-aging drugs to help increase the effectiveness of their powers. Those who are especially gifted join the Septentrion, an elite group of seven that others in the OSF aspire to join.

You can find Dev Diary Part 4: The OSF below, and the prior developer diaries here [1, 2]

Scarlet Nexus launches Summer 2021 on 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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