- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 25th Jun 2021
- 25th Jun 2021
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 21st Feb 2023
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Official Site
Republished on Wednesday, 15th February, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February 2023's PS Plus Extra and Premium lineup. The original text follows. Scarlet Nexus is quite a unique action RPG set in a world where the human brain has evolved. Most people are hooked up to a kind of...
Wow, it's been a while since we wrote about Tales of Arise, hasn't it? One of our favourite RPGs from 2021 is suddenly back in the spotlight because it's doing a crossover DLC campaign with fellow Bandai Namco title, Scarlet Nexus. Don't get too excited just yet, though. These DLC offerings come in the form of weapons and cosmetic...
Out now on PS Store
It's a big day for Bandai Namco RPG Scarlet Nexus as update 1.05 drops alongside a second DLC pack full of new Bond episodes and abilities. Both are available now on PlayStation 5 and PS4, with the general patch being free and the Bond Enhancement Pack 2 costing £6.49/$7.99. It's also part of the season pass if you've already...
With Scarlet Nexus releasing at the end of this week on the 25th June, the review floodgates have opened. Bandai Namco's new action RPG appears to be doing quite well for itself, with most sites sayings that it's a good-to-great anime-styled adventure. As for our own review of Scarlet Nexus, we should be ready to go ahead of the...
The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 Trophy lists for Scarlet Nexus have appeared on Sony's servers, giving us some insight into the scope of Bandai Namco's upcoming action RPG. As always, we'd advise against looking at the actual list if you're wary of spoilers, but we'll try to give you the general gist of things in this article. As our...
Play as both characters
If you've been itching to get your own hands on the latest RPG from publisher Bandai Namco that isn't Elden Ring, then you're in luck. The demo for Scarlet Nexus is now available on the PlayStation Store following a week of exclusivity on Xbox, with PS5 and PS4 versions on offer. Weighing in at roughly 8GB, UK and EU readers...
Full support for DualSense, of course
Sony’s promoting the PlayStation 5 controller hard today. Along with the announcement that two new colours will be joining the platform’s product portfolio, the firm has also invited a half-dozen developers onto the PS Blog in order to talk about how they’re leveraging the hardware. Much of this we already...
The disbandment of Japan Studio hit PlayStation fans hard this year, but playing the first three hours of Scarlet Nexus this month left us reminiscing about Gravity Rush and Freedom Wars. Make no mistake, the Bandai Namco action role-playing release very much has its own identity – but if you find yourself yearning for the...
Bandai Namco has released the opening movie for upcoming action RPG Scarlet Nexus. It's fully animated, and it's got a catchy Japanese rock song as a backing track. In other words, it's very anime. Scarlet Nexus is out pretty soon — next month, in fact — on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. But are you looking forward to it? Feel...
Scarlet Nexus has two new trailers — one for each of its dual protagonists. Both videos showcase some new gameplay, with a focus on combat, and we must admit, we're impressed every time we see this upcoming action RPG in motion. For those out of the loop, battles are action-based, but this isn't just about hacking and slashing. There's...
You know, the more we see of Scarlet Nexus, the more we like the look of it. During its most recent Japanese livestream, Bandai Namco spotlights a number of short gameplay demonstrations, showing off various combat scenarios as well as some general exploration. The above video is littered with bits and pieces, so it's well worth...
In the far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changed the world as we knew it.
As humanity entered this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a hunger 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 only chance to fight the onslaught from above. Since then, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defense.
Featuring a dual story, begin your adventure with either Yuito Sumeragi, an energetic recruit from a prestigious political family or Kasane Randall, the mysterious scout whose power and skill has gained great notoriety among the OSF. As their different experiences interweave with each other, it is only then that you will reveal the full story and unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.