During this weekend’s Tokyo Game Show event, publisher Bandai Namco showed off a new trailer for its action-RPG Scarlet Nexus. On top of providing a glimpse at the characters Yuito Sumeragi will encounter during his journey, the trailer also revealed a new playable character.
In fact, Yuito isn’t the only Scarlet Nexus protagonist. Kasane Randall, an orphan brought in by the Randall family after her parents were killed by the monstrous beings known as The Others, will also be playable from the very start of the game. Players can choose between Kasane and Yuito to get two different perspectives of Scarlet Nexus’ story. Finishing both storylines provides the full narrative.
Kasane, an elite supersoldier who imbues her projectile weapons with psychic powers to devastating effect, fights alongside Yuito to quell the threat posed by The Others. The two are supported by a colorful cast of characters, including Gemma Garrison, Luka Travers, and Tsugumi Nazar. Check out the TGS story trailer and some new screenshots below.
Scarlet Nexus currently doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s launching on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/Series X. Preorders for Scarlet Nexus are now live at retails like Best Buy and GameStop.
Though we still haven’t been able to go hands-on with Scarlet Nexus, we had the opportunity to see an extended gameplay demo back in August 2020. What we saw looked good, but editor Jordan Ramée had reservations about combat. Particularly, Ramée’s fear is that Scarlet Nexus might “peak relatively early” in terms of the range of attacks at the player’s disposal.
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