There were plenty of new reveals shown at The Game Awards this year, and plenty of those are really exciting. Scarlet Nexus is one of those games. I’m not sure if I’d call it exciting per se; its scenario is pretty familiar in the broad strokes. Still, it looks cool and this dual-perspective idea sounds pretty cool. Check it out for yourself below!
Alright, here we go. It’s the far future, and some humans have gained extra-sensory powers, potentially opening the door to a new golden age for all. BUT WAIT, a nearly overwhelming force of mutants (zombies) have appeared, and they hunger for human brains. Now, mankind’s only hope are “psionics”, that is people with powerful, superhuman abilities. Of course, most of these “psionics” just so happen to be teenagers and two of them in particular. A pretty standard setup to be sure, but there are some interesting features to it, and the art style is pretty cool too. Here are the features as described by Bandai Namco.
• 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.
What do you think of Scarlet Nexus? Think you’ll check it out?
Lede image is official promotional art