Scarlet Nexus Gets Flashy New Trailer At Gamescom

We got a fresh look at the anime-inspired action game from Bandai Namco at Gamescom Opening Night Live.

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Scarlet Nexus debuted at an Xbox Series X showcase and as a game that will support Smart Delivery, but it's also coming to just about everything else--PS5, PC, and current-gen consoles. We got a new look at the anime-inspired action game during Gamescom Opening Night Live.

As seen in the trailer, protagonist Yuito Sumeragi can use his mind to pick up objects in the environment and throw them at enemies. When paired with certain allies, he can combine his powers with theirs to create new combinations.

As it's an action-RPG, Scarlet Nexus' combat moves at a faster pace than in Bandai Namco's Souls-like Code Vein. Reaction time is still a factor when it comes to dodging, but when it comes to attacking, there's a heavier emphasis on pulling off flashy combos as opposed to managing stamina.

In Scarlet Nexus, you play as the psycho-kinetic trainee Yuito Sumeragi, who joined the force after being inspired by experiencing a rescue as a child. He's still undergoing his training when the future city of New Himuka is attacked by monsters, prompting the game's action. Sumeragi can use the psycho-kinetic powers to lift enemies and fling them around, in addition to the frenetic melee combat.

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