Bandai Namco keeps turning out tantalising new trailers for their upcoming sci-fi action-RPG, Scarlet Nexus. The newest trailer is a slightly more in-depth story reveal that premiered during The Gaming Awards the other night.
We’ve already witnessed some excellent visuals and entertaining combat, but now we can see how Scarlet Nexus explores its story from the perspective of two playable characters, Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall.
In Scarlet Nexus, experience each character’s unique perspectives on events within the larger Scarlet Nexus storyline. Team up with a colorful cast of characters and strike down otherworldly enemies with powerful and kinetic psychic attacks in a vibrant “Brain Punk” future that combines Japanese anime and Western sci-fi aesthetics.
“In the far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changed the world as we knew it.
As humanity entered this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a hunger for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures needed to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity.
Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our only chance to fight the onslaught from above.
Since then, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defense.
Featuring a dual story, begin your adventure with either Yuito Sumeragi, an energetic recruit from a prestigious political family or Kasane Randall, the mysterious scout whose power and skill has gained great notoriety among the OSF.
As their different experiences interweave with each other, it is only then that you will reveal the full story and unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.”
Scarlet Nexus has been given a release window of Summer 2021, and will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC (Steam).