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Sunday - March 21, 2021
Wednesday - June 17, 2020
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Thursday - May 07, 2020
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Wednesday - August 25, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Demo is Available

by Silver, 10:31

Destructoid reports that the demo for Scarlet Nexus is now available on PC.

Scarlet Nexus went live for PC and consoles back in June. Before then, a demo was launched, but just for console platforms. Today, Bandai Namco confirmed the demo is now available on PC as well.

The publisher didn’t specify a reason for the delay of the PC demo, which is now live on Steam. There’s also a new DLC Pack on the way as well, which unlocks a new EX level bond extension, opening up new SAS powers and bond episodes, as well as additional costumes and weapons.

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Sunday - August 22, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Accolades Trailer

by Hiddenx, 09:08

Some accolades for the action RPG Scarlet Nexus:

 Scarlet Nexus - Accolades Trailer

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Saturday - July 10, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Review

by Hiddenx, 10:27

The Gaming Shelf has reviewed the action RPG Scalet Nexus:

Slick, Stylish, Fun - Scarlet Nexus Review

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Bandai Namco's latest action RPG, Scarlet Nexus, is finally here and...it's so fun! In my review I tell you why this slick and stylish JRPG is well worth your time and money AND might even be one of the best new franchises of the generation!

Thursday - July 08, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Review @ Gamefreaks365

by Hiddenx, 17:43

Gamefreaks365 checked out the action RPG Scarlet Nexus:

Scarlet Nexus Review

Scarlet Nexus is an excellent new IP that lays a strong foundation for future entries, while self-containing its well-developed narrative.

I really appreciate some of the new IP Bandai Namco has put out in recent years. Code Vein, Captain Tsubasa, and even Little Nightmares have all been relatively new ideas. Now that Scarlet Nexus has been released – a game I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced – I can officially add it to the list of unique releases from Bandai Namco.

A lot of it falls in line with the publisher’s other offerings. It’s an anime title with a lot of the typical anime tropes, but a strong narrative with an excellent supporting cast bolsters it throughout.
A dual-sided story

Scarlet Nexus is through and through an action RPG. Players take control of either a young man named Yuito or a young woman named Kasane. What makes Scarlet Nexus really unique is that it’s ultimately two games in one. Each character has their own stories that converge at various points during the narrative. I’m only about halfway through Kasane’s story, but I’ve finished Yuito’s. Both protagonists have full story arcs too, with each one lasting about 20-30 hours with all of the cutscenes and story beats, depending on how much time you sink into the side quests.

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Conclusion

Scarlet Nexus is another great new IP from Bandai Namco. As much as I love all of their anime-based titles, I would love to see even more of these new experiences, as the developers in their umbrella really seem to excel at them. We’re just a few months away from Tales of Arise, so I’ll be spending some more time with Yuito and Kasane in the meantime.

Score: 4.5/5

Wednesday - June 30, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Review @ Screenrant

by Hiddenx, 14:55

Screenrant reviewed the action RPG Scarlet Nexus:

Scarlet Nexus Review: A Superpowered Action RPG

Scarlet Nexus is an action RPG about a group of psychics battling extradimensional enemies, in a title with a bland story, but great action.

Scarlet Nexus is an action RPG developed and published by Bandai Namco. What Scarlet Nexus lacks in character development and story, it more than makes up for with its excellent combat system, which has some of the best representations of superpowers in modern gaming.

The futuristic world of Scarlet Nexus is home to an unnatural phenomenon called the Extinction Belt, which spits horrific monsters into the world. These monsters are called the Others, and they mindlessly kill all humans they encounter. The only thing protecting mankind from this enemy is the Other Suppression Force (OSF), which is made up of soldiers with psychic powers. The player starts the story by picking one of two new OSF cadets, Yuito Sumeragi or Kasane Randall. They soon become embroiled in a battle to determine the future of humanity, as the sinister origin of the Others is slowly uncovered.

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Scarlet Nexus feels like an anime adaptation, but instead of adapting a specific series, it's taking a hodgepodge of tropes and putting them in a blender. The story is almost an afterthought to its thrilling action, which never gets dull. The best superhero games are the ones that actually make the player feel like they are playing as a character from a comic book, and Scarlet Nexus manages to pull this off with style, making it an excellent choice for fans of over-the-top action or anime-style storytelling.

Score: 4/5

Friday - June 25, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Released

by Hiddenx, 17:53

The Action RPG Scarlet Nexus has been released:

SCARLET NEXUS - Launch Trailer

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Unleash the Power of the Mind. 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.
Featuring a dual story, begin your adventure with either Yuito Sumeragi, an energetic recruit from a prestigious political family or Kasane Randall, the mysterious scout whose power and skill has gained great notoriety among the OSF.
As their different experiences interweave with each other, it is only then that you will reveal the full story and unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.

Wednesday - June 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Review @ COG

by Hiddenx, 17:24

COG has reviewed the upcoming action RPG Scarlet Nexus:

Scarlet Nexus Review

You've heard of steampunk. And cyberpunk. Thanks to Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus, we can add "brain punk" to our lexicon of punk-associated terms. Set in a future in which augmented reality is everywhere, and telepathy is a common way to communicate, Scarlet Nexus leans hard into both its brain punk aesthetic and all the potential power and pitfalls of weaponizing the mind.
Depending on which character you select, the action RPG Scarlet Nexus follows the story of either Yuito Sumeragi or Kasane Randall as they train and fight for the Other Suppression Force (OSF), a special paramilitary outfit that uses the various mental abilities of its recruits to fight the Others. Monsters that appear from a low-atmosphere phenomenon called the Extinction Belt, the Others are terrorizing New Himuka, and members of the OSF use both standard weapons and mental abilities like pyrokinesis to battle them.

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Scarlet Nexus marries varied and unique action RPG combat to two extended campaigns featuring engaging protagonists and a cast of memorable supporting players. Using its brain punk conceit to power a range of extended combat techniques, Scarlet Nexus is at its best in the thick of the fight, when the player can mix and match melee weapons, telekinetic beatdowns, and whatever talents the team on hand has to share. Unfortunately, there’s some repetition in both the enemies and the combat arenas, and the pacing stutters here and there when it pauses for the story a little too long. On the whole, though, Scarlet Nexus' refreshing action, story, and trippy brain punk visual style are the game’s superpowers that make it worth playing.

The Good

  • Excellent action combat
  • Interesting protagonists and story
  • Unique setting
  • Weird enemies

The Bad

  • Repetitive combat arenas
  • Pacing can drag
  • Static dialogue screens
  • Music is generic and forgettable

Score: 84/100

Friday - May 21, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Demo Preview

by Hiddenx, 17:06

Fextralife checked out the demo of the J-RPG Scarlet Nexus:

Scarlet Nexus Gameplay Demo Review: I Can’t Wait For More! Hands-On JRPG Genshin-Style

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Sunday - March 21, 2021

Scarlet Nexus - Release Date: June 25

by Hiddenx, 14:57

The Action RPG Scarlet Nexus will be released on June 25:

SCARLET NEXUS – Kasane Trailer

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Wednesday - June 17, 2020

Scarlet Nexus - Opening Animation Trailer

by Silver, 05:36

DSOGaming reports on a video for Scarlet Nexus that shows the opening animation.

In SCARLET NEXUS, players 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. Players will also 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.

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Wednesday - May 13, 2020

Scarlet Nexus - Announced

by Hiddenx, 18:18

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced their new action RPG Scarlet Nexus:

SCARLET NEXUS

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.

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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.

Thursday - May 07, 2020

SCARLET NEXUS - Announced

by Silver, 23:11

DSOGaming reports that Bandai Namco has announced a new action RPG called SCARLET NEXUS.

In SCARLET NEXUS, players 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. Players will 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.

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Information about

Scarlet Nexus

Developer: Bandai Namco

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2021-06-25
· Publisher: Bandai Namco