New ‘Scarlet Nexus’ Trailer Highlights Hard-hitting Gameplay and Gorgeous Animation

A new action RPG franchise is on the way from Bandai Namco Studios. It’s called Scarlet Nexus and it depicts a world where those with unique psychic abilities take on deranged mutants. Today, Bandai Namco gives us a glimpse into both the gameplay and animation featured in the game.

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.

The beautiful animation seen at the beginning and the end of the trailer are from Japanese animation studio Sunrise Inc. (Gundam series), a world-renowned studio Bandai Namco owns. The trailer suggests that Scarlet Nexus will see animation shift between story and gameplay, with important story elements employing Sunrise’s animation prowess.

A release date for Scarlet Nexus has not been made official. However, it will be available for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 (or 4) console, and PC via STEAM.