Following the reveal of a new trailer at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, Bandai Namco released a new press kit with new screenshots of Scarlet Nexus.
We get to meet four new characters and OSF members that will accompany the protagonist Yuito Sumeragi. Their names are Hanabi Ichijo, Nagi Karman, Fubuki Spring, and Kasane Randall.
Kasane is a cool girl who looks like someone who saved Yuito’s life when he was a kid. She’s quite mysterious and little is known about her past.
Hanabi is the inevitable childhood friend who is always cheerful and energetic. She obviously went to the same school as Yuito but they were separated when moving to the training academy. They have now been reunited in the OSF after a long time.
Nagi is the usual mood maker, healthy, and bright boy. He has gone to the training academy with Yuito and volunteered to join the military. Despite knowing the fame of Yuito’s family, he treats him casually without any special reverence. He’s basically his best friend.
Fubuki is one of the squad leaders the OSF. He has many fans among the ladies due to his good looks and personality. He is nicknamed “Septentrion” and he is among the best warriors who fight against the Others.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s how Bandai Namco describes Scarlet Nexus.
“In the far distant future, a psionic hormone has been discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changing the world as we know it.
As humanity enters this new era, deranged mutants known as Others begin to descend from the sky with a hunger for human brains. Impervious to conventional weapons, those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psychics, are our only chance to fight the onslaught from above and preserve humanity.
Since that fateful day psychics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force, humanity’s last line of defense.
Players will dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by the minds behind the iconic TALES OF game, TALES OF VESPERIA. Using psycho-kinetic powers, the world becomes an important ally. Lift, break, and hurl pieces of the environment to build attack combos and lay waste to enemies.”
If you’d like to see more of Scarlet Nexus, you can check out the original trailer, a gallery of screenshots, and another gameplay showcase presented by director Kenji Anabuki and producer Keita Iizuka, and more screenshots.
The game is coming for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.