The next generation of consoles is about to get weird. Bandai Namco has an anime inspired, action horror title coming up called Scarlet Nexus.
Gamers have heard how “real” the next-generation of games will look, or how they’ll ‘finally’ look like you’re playing a cartoon. That’s always been said, pretty much throughout gaming’s history, no matter the age.
But while Scarlet Nexus might not be quite there yet, it most definitely is as close as I think I’ve ever seen to playing an actual anime. As for what it’s all about, well that sounds pretty interesting too.
Bandai Namco’s newly announced, next (and current) generation title is being dubbed “Brain Punk” and will feature a mix of tech and psychic powers.
And again, it looks pretty darn amazing.
“SCARLET NEXUS aims to change the way gamers view Japanese RPGs with a powerful futuristic aesthetic as well as a streamlined combat system that balances fast-paced action with strategic planning,”Stephen Akana, Senior Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
In the far distant future, a psionic hormone has been discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changing the world as we know it. As humanity enters this new era, deranged mutants known as Others begin to descend from the sky with a hunger for human brains. Impervious to conventional weapons, those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psychics, are our only chance to fight the onslaught from above and preserve humanity. Since that fateful day psychics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force, humanity’s last line of defense.
Players will dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by the minds behind the iconic TALES OF game, TALES OF VESPERIA. Using psycho-kinetic powers, the world becomes an important ally. Lift, break, and hurl pieces of the environment to build attack combos and lay waste to enemies.Bandai Namco