Bandai Namco shows off new anime-like monster hunting title Scarlet Nexus

During today’s Inside Xbox Livestream, we got a look at a new anime-like action title that’s heading to the Xbox (and other platforms) called Scarlet Nexus. The first thing out of my mouth is an anime-like game is heading to the Xbox, and that’s a damned good sign.

In a far distant future, humanity’s last hope falls into the hands of an elite group of psionic soldiers, who battle an invincible threat known as, Others. Unravel the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in, SCARLET NEXUS.

This game reminds me of both Astral Chain and Code Vein, especially the art direction. Based on the trailer, it looks like the game is about slaying monsters that are invading the world, much like God Eater and other games in that genre.

Update: The Scarlet Nexus website is now online. A detailed description has been added, and so far only the Xbox is listed for a release date.

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.


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