Bandai Namco announces action RPG Scarlet Nexus for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, and Steam [Update]

Update (May 8): Bandai Namco America has published their own press release for Scarlet Nexus. In addition to Xbox Series X and Xbox One, this action RPG will also be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.

Leading video game publisher and developer, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced SCARLET NEXUS™, a new RPG franchise developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studios and lead by former members of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s acclaimed TALES OF series. Announced for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation®5 (or 4) console, and PC via STEAM®, take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, and explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and physic abilities.

Bandai Namco Japan also revealed that Scarlet Nexus will have "Dream In Drive" by the Japanese alternative rock band The Oral Cigarettes as its theme song. The Japanese trailer - where you can listen to Yuito's Japanese voiceover - has also been published, and you can watch it right below:

Original (May 7): During today's Xbox 20/20 event, Bandai Namco announced Scarlet Nexus, an anime-style action RPG set to release for Xbox One and the next generation Xbox Series X. The game is being developed with some key staff behind the Tales series, with Bandai Namco specifically mentioning Tales of Vesperia. Keita Iizuka is the game's producer, who recently held the same title for Code Vein. The English official website is here.

The game will also support Smart Delivery, meaning players who purchase the Xbox One version can upgrade to the Xbox Series X version without an additional cost.

Find the announcement trailer, game description, and screenshot set below via Bandai Namco.

Unleash the Power of the Mind

In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powersand 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.

Key features

  • Kinetic Psychic Combat: Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies.
  • Exterminate the Others: Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, highly resistant to conventional attack methods and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness.
  • Discover a Brain Punk future: Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction.
  • Deep Story Driven Experience: Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.
Scarlet Nexus Screenshots