New screenshots and videos of the upcoming cross-generation action-JRPG Scarlet Nexus have been revealed by Bandai Namco.
As usual, the game’s director Kenji Anabuki shared another batch of daily screenshots showcasing the game’s heroes in various situations (including a rather hilarious use of Kyoka Eden’s duplication power), one of the Other enemies, and costumes.
Most of his tweets kindly include an English translation, so that fans outside of Japan can understand his commentary.
More assets were shared by the official Japanese account of the game. Below you can see the feature that lets you improve the relationships with your companions with conversations or even gifts.
Interestingly, we learn that Yuito and Kasane have separate levels of bonding with other characters and some aspects of those relationships can only be seen by one of the two protagonists.
The combo vision mentioned above by Anabuki-san is shown in action here. It can activate as the bond between characters deepens.
Another image showcases the brain messages that can be exchanged among characters.
Last, but not least, we get a look at Seiran City, the second-largest urban center in New Himuka. It’s a floating city by the sea with a bright and open atmosphere. The open sky is visible alongside elements of traditional festivals, expressing a sense of freedom.
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. A demo is already available on Xbox platforms and will release on May 28 on PlayStation platforms.
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.”