Scarlet Nexus Officially Announced, First Next-Generation Game from Bandai Namco

Scarlet Nexus has been officially announced by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The new RPG is the first next-generation game from the publisher and developer and it will be coming to the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.

In Scarlet Nexus, players take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a member of the Other Supressions Force who battles mutants called Others with his psychokinetic powers.The game feels like a more cyberpunk version of Code Vein but with more typical action-oriented gameplay rather than the Souls-like feel that Code Vein had. Here’s a description of the new game from the announcement:

“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. 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 defense.”

Scarlet Nexus is being developed by some of the folks behind Tales of Vesperia. The game’s producer, Keita Iizuka, said in a press statement:

“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.”

There’s no official release date yet for Scarlet Nexus but the game will be available for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam. The game will also be part of Microsoft’s Smart Delivery program wherein those who purchase the title for the Xbox Series X will also receive it for the Xbox One for free.