During Microsoft’s recent Inside Xbox event, we got our first look at Scarlet Nexus, a new action RPG from Bandai Namco that is being developed by staff who worked on Tales of Vesperia. Bandai Namco has since confirmed that the game won’t be exclusive to Microsoft’s line of consoles, and will be coming to the PS4 and PS5, as well as PC. So that’s neat!
According to Bandai Namco’s Keita Iizuka, “players can expect visuals and psychic battles with high resolution and frame rate along with fully interactive real-time battles with dynamic animation,” thanks to the power of next-generation hardware. Stephen Akana, Bandai Namco of America’s Senior Brand Manager, also stated that Scarlet Nexus will “change the way gamers view Japanese RPGs.”
Check out a synopsis from Bandai Namco down below. Also, in case you missed it, here’s the announcement trailer!
In the far distant future, a psionic hormone has been discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changing the world as we know it. As humanity enters this new era, deranged mutants known as Others begin to descend from the sky with a hunger for human brains. Impervious to conventional weapons, those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psychics, are our only chance to fight the onslaught from above and preserve humanity. Since that fateful day psychics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force, humanity’s last line of defense.
Players will dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by the minds behind the iconic TALES OF game, TALES OF VESPERIA. Using psycho-kinetic powers, the world becomes an important ally. Lift, break, and hurl pieces of the environment to build attack combos and lay waste to enemies.
Stay tuned to RPGFan for more information on Scarlet Nexus, which currently does not have a release date.