Scarlet Nexus gets a new trailer, screenshots, and details for TGS 2020, introduces a second playable character in Kasane
Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, information, and screenshots for Scarlet Nexus in time for Tokyo Game Show Online 2020. Bandai Namco has revealed that Kasane Randall, who was teased previously, is a playable character and the game's second primary protagonist.
According to Bandai Namco, players can select either Yuito or Kasane at the beginning of the game as the player character. Playing both Yuito and Kasane's perspectives to completion will provide the full Scarlet Nexus storyline. More details about this dual protagonist system will be provided in a later update.
Bandai Namco describes Kasane as an orphan who lost her parents in an attack from the Other beings at a young age. She was then adopted into the Randall family at 12 years old, and has since become an elite solider in the OSF, wielding psychokinetic abilities.
The trailer and screenshots also introduce three more members of the OSF that support Yuito or Kasane. These characters are Tsugumi Nazar, Gemma Garrison, and Luka Travers.
Gematsu translated more detailed Japanese bios for these new characters:
- Tsugumi Nazar: A shy girl who is bashful in front of strangers. She gets extremely nervous and tenses up when having a conversation with someone, and gets upset about it later. She is unexpectedly competitive and does not lose composure during battle, so she has high capability as a soldier. Her superpower is clairvoyance.
- Gemma Garrison: A calm and composed OSF soldier. Since superpowers become weaker as the brain ages, the OSF is taking measures to suppress physical growth, but Gemma has gradually begun aging and appears somewhat older than the other soldiers. While that means his retirement is not far off, it also proves he is a reliable veteran and combat expert who has survived countless battles. His superpower is hardening.
- Luka Travers: While he may appear to be a gentle little boy who can be mistaken for a little girl, he is actually a brilliant and collected OSF soldier who can analyze any situation and come to a decision. He is experienced and high-ranking within the OSF, and has the ability to be counted as one of the “Septentrions,” seven members of the OSF with particularly outstanding ability. His superpower is teleportation.
Scarlet Nexus is set to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. No release window has been shared. For more details, you can check out a hands-off preview of the game, my interview with producer Keita Iizuka & director Kenji Anabuki (though they were not upfront towards my question about playable characters, clearly!), and the Gamescom trailer/screenshots.