Bandai Namco’s cross-generation JRPG Scarlet Nexus is just a few days from its release, and new assets have been shared.
First of all, we get plenty of new screenshots directly from director Kenji Anabuki, who has been sharing new images and commentary (including a handy English translation) for several months. Talk about dedication!
This time around, we get to see a variety of situations, but each screenshot is associated with the days left to release.
Next, we can enjoy beautiful art from the official Twitter account for the game, drawn by character designer Kurumi Kobayashi, concept artist Michiaki Ito, and concept artist, Yoko Tanaka.
Next is the menu that lets you organize your party of two. While you can use the Struggle Arms System (SAS) powers from those who are not directly in the party, if the SAS of your companion who is directly in the field will receive bonuses such as extended duration.
The videos below shows the ability to move a train or a bus with psychokinesis.
More images on the bond level with your companions. Increasing it unlocks “Team Bond Episodes” and even costumes.
Of course, the main effect is an improvements in the effects of the related SAS. You can take a look at which effects will unlock at each given bond level in the dedicated menu.
If you’d like to see more of Scarlet Nexus, you can check out plenty of new gameplay, a 101-style video explaining everything you need to know, the previous trailer, the opening cutscene, even more gameplay, 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. A demo is available on Xbox and PlayStation platforms, and an anime series will debut on July 1, but you can already watch the first episode with English subtitles.
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.”