Even more screenshots and videos of the upcoming cross-generation action-JRPG Scarlet Nexus by Bandai Namco have been revealed.
First of all, the game’s director Kenji Anabuki shared even more images showcasing the game’s heroes using their powers and in rather… relaxed attitudes. Since this week was Golden Week in Japan, which is an aggregation of several national holidays, most of the images are associated with those days.
As usual, most of his tweets kindly include an English translation so that the western fans can understand as well.
You can check them all out below.
The official account of the game also provided some videos including a look at SAS: Teleportation, the Brain Talk ability that lets you connect directly with the brain of other characters to have a little chat, the brain map (basically a skill tree), and the battle action Brain Crash.
We also get to see more screenshots of the Sumeragi Mausoleum, dedicated to Yakumo Sumeragi, ancestor of protagonist Yuito and founding father of New Himuka. It’s located in the middle of Suou city and it’s always crowded with visitors. The second tweet below shows the same location in the anime series.
Next, we finally get an explanation about “Baki” (or “Baki-chan” in Japanese). It’s the mascot character inspired by the mainframe “Arahabaki,” that manages the urban functions of New Himuka. She has a nice round shape and a soothing smile, and has many events and collaborations dedicated to her. As you may have noticed above, Yuito is a big fan of hers.
If you’d like to see more of Scarlet Nexus, you can check out the opening cutscene, the latest gameplay from a few days ago, two gameplay trailers, another showcasing locations, the previous promotional video, the original trailer, a gallery of screenshots, an earlier gameplay showcase presented by Anabuki-san himself and producer Keita Iizuka, more screenshots, and even more gameplay.
Of course, you should also read my own preview from a few months ago.
The game is coming for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on June 25 and is even getting a TV anime adaptation by acclaimed studio Sunrise.
If you’re unfamiliar with Scarlet Nexus, here’s how Bandai Namco describes it officially.
“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.”