Are these parts of the introduction we see?
We don’t know much about Scarlet Nexus, Bandai Namco’s next action role-playing game for Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X, and PC. Other than that it takes place in a world where humanity has developed telekinesia and is facing a paradigm shift towards technology. At the same time, mutants invade to kill and eat human brains.
IN Scarlet Nexus we take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a kind-hearted youth and heir to the founders of the city of New Himuka. After rigorous training, he joins the special forces OSF with the mission of protecting humanity against the mutants.
The combat mechanics seen in the trailer are reminiscent of what we see in action games as Devil May Cry, focusing on manipulating the environment and using telekinetic attacks against the mutants. We know that the game uses a combat combo system, where attacks using things in the environment are based on combos. Probably higher combo counters provide access to more powerful attacks.
While much of the gameplay mechanics seen in the trailer are the same as the May announcement trailer, half this trailer consists of stylistic and action-packed animation produced by Bandai Namco’s sister company Surnrise Inc.. Over the years, Sunrise has produced lots of well-known material across their many studios. Including Mobile Suit Bundam and Cowboy Bebop. They have even assisted with anime to one of my favorite series, Batman: The Animated Series.
At about 1:13 in the trailer, the trailer switches scenes from the samurai to a young woman. And because the clips are very different, it makes you think Scarlet Nexus may have more than one animation in the game. Animation is very common among Japanese games as an introduction and composer for the rest of the game, but maybe it is Scarlet Nexus get intermediate sequences that are animated.
At least you can hope.
Scarlet Nexus does not currently have a release date.