Bandai Namco debuted 20 minutes of new Scarlet Nexus gameplay during the game’s release date announcement commemoration live stream, including a tour of New Himuka and more.
Here is an overview of the game, via Bandai Namco:
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.
- 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.
- A Dual Story Experience – Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism, crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.
Scarlet Nexus is due out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on June 24 in Japan and June 25 worldwide.
Watch the footage below.
- 0:24:44 to 0:26:15 – Special Battle Attire Set “Audio”
- 1:07:35 to 1:16:55 – New Himuka
- 1:19:50 to 1:21:24 – Struggle Arms System (SAS)
- 1:24:11 to 1:25:42 – Strengthening Bonds
- 1:26:04 to 1:27:08 – Bond Benefits
- 1:28:04 to 1:33:07 – Boss Battle