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Bandai Namco announce Scarlet Nexus

Bandai Namco announce Scarlet Nexus
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Author: Ross Liversidge

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Bandai Namco have announced a new title for Xbox One, the highly anime-styled Scarlet Nexus. Essentially an ESP vs Alien Invaders tale, the game has been created by the same team behind the Talos Of Vesparia. Utilising your psychic powers, you'll be able to use the environment to attack the invaders, breaking off pieces of buildings and hurling them at the brain-hungry interlopers.

The game will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.

You can find out more at the game's official site, here

Synopsis:

In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changing the world as we know it.

Just as humanity was entering this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a thirst 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 chance to fight the onslaught from above. To this day, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defense.

Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.

Trailer:

From the Press Release:

“The next generation of video game home consoles lets the development team realize the full potential of SCARLET NEXUS,” said SCARLET NEXUS Producer, Keita Iizuka from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “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.”

“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,” said Hervé Hoerdt, Senior Vice President Marketing, Digital, Content at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. “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.”

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