Scarlet Nexus director Kenji Anabuki shared more information about the upcoming action JRPG by Bandai Namco.
We learn more about the “SAS” or “Struggle Arms System” that we saw in several trailers of the game. Apparently, we can switch SAS in battle depending on the enemies that we’ll face.
More details come about the hero’s inevitable childhood friend Hanabi and her pyrokinesis power, which we can borrow.
It can apply a burn effect that is more effective against “oily” enemies, and has a wider range, increasing its usefulness against groups.
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 latest promotional video, the original trailer, a gallery of screenshots, and another gameplay showcase presented by director Kenji Anabuki and producer Keita Iizuka, and more screenshots.
Of course, you should also read my own preview from a few weeks ago.
The game is coming for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.