Scarlet Nexus made a memorable impression when it was introduced earlier this yr. With spectacular visuals and classy fight, this motion/RPG appears each acquainted and unusual; Scarlet Nexus comes from most of the identical minds behind Tales of Vesperia, however the distinctive enemies and sci-fi premise make it really feel totally different from Bandai Namco’s conventional fantasy sequence.
On this futuristic world, terrifying creatures known as Others often rain down from the sky, threatening the residents of New Himuka. Others are haunting crosses of residing creatures and inanimate objects, like horses and elephants built-in with timber and metallic cages. They’re ferocious and beast-like, however the hazard is saved in verify by the Different Suppression Drive (OSF), which is ready to predict these incursions and deploy elite troopers to maintain folks secure. Yuito Sumeragi is a member of the OSF and Scarlet Nexus’ protagonist – and we acquired to see him in motion throughout a latest demo.
Yuito has the facility of psychokinesis, which permits him to seize objects within the surroundings and hurl them at enemies from afar. He additionally has a sword for short-range assaults, so the fight system is determined by gamers alternating these assaults to maintain the stress on enemies. In a single encounter, we see Yuito flinging a automobile at an Different, going up shut for a sword combo, then following up by throwing one other piece of particles. Your use of psychokinesis is proscribed by a gauge, so you may’t simply at all times keep at a secure distance; it is advisable to recharge the meter by scoring some hits together with your sword.
Bandai Namco calls Scarlet Nexus a “brainpunk” sport, however not solely due to Yuito’s energy. Different OSF brokers even have particular skills, and after they group up with Yuito, he is ready to borrow that energy to reinforce his personal assaults. For instance, one social gathering member named Hanabi appears to be pyrokinetic, as a result of when her help is activated, Yuito’s common neon-colored assaults flip right into a fiery slashes that culminate in a small, flaming twister. However Hanabi can be capable of battle autonomously, and the “battle at will” setting we see below her title within the menu display implies that you would be able to customise ally conduct to a level. We additionally get a short take a look at the talent tree, known as the mind map, that allows you to improve your powers.
This gameplay demo was probably the most we’ve seen of Scarlet Nexus since its debut, and it brings the motion into sharper focus. Nonetheless, the story and techniques nonetheless maintain mysteries that we received’t perceive till the sport releases. Bandai Namco hasn’t introduced a precise launch date but, so begin your mind workout routines now to verify your thoughts is ready when Scarlet Nexus hits.