Scarlet Nexus is a cyberpunk JRPG set in the world of dystopia, which has an anime-inspired art style and is developed by the team behind Tales. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
This game uses Unreal Engine 4, which is good news for action fans, because the engine is especially suitable for smooth combat mechanics and playing from a third-person perspective.
Date of publication
The Scarlet Nexus will be released on June 25 on all platforms. After waiting a while for confirmation on the day of release, the developers have committed to that date.
The Scarlet Nexus has a unique combat system that consists of a flashy fencing game mixed with supernatural abilities. Because it looks like a perfect candidate for the hack and slash genre; however, the developer emphasized the fact that the game is essentially an RPG and not an action game.
The protagonist has a unique ability called Brain Link, and players will be able to use the abilities of party members with it. The party system plays a vital role in the entire RPG aspect of the game, as each battle will be fought with them, and will help players learn about each character’s stories.
Combat is a combination of balancing defense and attack with a lack of animation cancellation, which means that players will actually have to commit to the chosen procedure.
The Scarlet Nexus takes place in the future, where a strange life form called “Others” has attacked Earth and poses a threat to humanity. In New Himuka, scientists have found a way to provide people with psychokinetic forces, and they form a team of warriors called the “Other Suppression Force” (OSF) to destroy others.
The Scarlet Nexus will have two playable protagonists, with even more characters being part of the OSF in the game. The story remains the same between the two characters; however, players will be able to experience it twice from the perspective of each of the two characters. Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall will be two playable characters. Other characters in OSF are named Gemma Garrison, Tsugumi Nazar and Luka Travers.
Scarlet Nexus will be released on Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Steam.