New RPG Franchise ‘Scarlet Nexus’ in Development by Bandai Namco

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There are three things almost guaranteed with any new generation of console… developers moving forward with bringing new titles in their most iconic franchises, popular games from yesteryear being re-released at full price on the new hardware and brand new intellectual properties being explored. From Bandai Namco Entertainment comes the latter. Developed by Bandai Namco Studios and helmed by former members of the ‘Tales of’ development team, work is underway on a new RPG franchise titled Scarlet Nexus. It is currently in development for current and next-generation Xbox (Xbox Series X and Xbox One), PlayStation (PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4) and PC platforms.

Scarlet Nexus is set in the distant future, where 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. Impervious to conventional weapons, those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psychics, were our only chance to fight the onslaught from above and preserve humanity. Since then, psychics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force, humanity’s last line of defence. Players will step into the shoes of one such psychic, Yuito Sumeragi, and explore the futuristic city of New Himuka to uncover the mysteries it hides, hopefully, to save humanity.

You can expect to hear more about this game in the coming months. Until then, take a look at the first wave of screenshots and promoted features we know about so far:

What the team have to say…

The next generation of video game home consoles lets the development team realize the full potential of SCARLET NEXUS. Players can expect visuals and psychic battles with high resolution and frame rate along with fully interactive real-time battles with dynamic animation. Utilizing Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X also means players can enjoy the best version of SCARLET NEXUS regardless of whether they are playing on the next generation with Xbox Series X or Xbox One.

Keita Iizuka
Scarlet Nexus

SCARLET NEXUS aims to change the way gamers view Japanese RPGs with a powerful futuristic aesthetic as well as a streamlined combat system that balances fast-paced action with strategic planning. Lead by an extremely talented team at BANDAI NAMCO Studios, their combined years of game development experience added in with the power behind the next generation of home console systems will surely deliver on their promise.

Hervé Hoerdt
Senior Vice President Marketing, Digital, Content
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe

What are they promoting in Scarlet Nexus?

Kinetic Psychic Combat – Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies.

Exterminate the Others – Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, highly resistant to conventional attack methods and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness.

Discover a Brain Punk future – Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction.

Deep Story Driven Experience – Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.

Our First Look at Scarlet Nexus

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