Today Bandai Namco announced the release date of its upcoming JRPG Scarlet Nexus, alongside more details.
The game will launch on June 25 both in Europe and North America for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.
To celebrate, we get a new trailer and a batch of screenshots.
We also get to take a look at the pre-order bonuses, the deluxe editions, and the Guardians Edition, which for now has been confirmed only for Europe.
Last, but certainly not least, an anime series has been announced by Funimation, produced by Sunrise. It will air in summer 2021 focusing on protagonists Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall.
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 previous promotional video, the latest developer diary, the original trailer, a gallery of screenshots, and another gameplay showcase presented by Anabuki-san himself and producer Keita Iizuka, and more screenshots.
Of course, you should also read my own preview from a few months ago.