Creating a new IP is serious business, a challenge no stranger to the development team behind the new futuristic action RPG Scarlet Nexus!
Bandai Namco assembled an experienced team to lead this ambitious project and used their first-hand experience in introducing original IP. With Code Vein Producer Keita Iizuka at the helm, Director Kenji Anabuki, who brings years of experience from his work on Tales of, and Art Director Kouta Ochiai, who completes the management team with his unique design style, they led a four-year journey to build the world together of Scarlet Nexus.
Scarlet Nexus takes place far into the distant future, heavily influenced by Tokyo and Japan in the 90s. Strong inspiration was taken not only from the look and design of the time, but also from the description in popular culture. Often times, technological excess was a common theme and was used in many designs and framing in both western science fiction and Japanese anime at the time.
Scarlet Nexus imagines a world that evolved directly from that time. To advance this worldview, the team tried to use a few key frames to reinforce their vision. For example, you can see the landscape of New Himuka dotted with an excess of visions, holographic images projected into the minds of citizens via government-run infrastructures. The holograms celebrate a design trope of the 90s for cutting-edge futuristic technology that can be a bit nostalgic.
In applying the characters to the world environment, the team looked for a believable aesthetic with the character anime look and feel. To best place them against realistic backgrounds, they relied on cel-shading techniques that created a layer between the characters and the environment and achieved a unique juxtaposition of design sensitivities.
In addition, this duality of styles was particularly complementary to the design of the other, deranged mutants who descend from space to earth. These monstrous amalgamations are made up of various animate and inanimate objects and are specially designed to instill a feeling of familiarity and alienation. They used different types of motion capture styles to heighten that feeling of discomfort in a completely unique way Scarlet Nexus.
But the duality doesn’t stop there! The history of Scarlet Nexus is a story told through the eyes of two different heroes, Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall. Although it’s a story, each character follows their own path with shared and individual moments to experience. Both story paths can be selected from the start and each game will reveal a larger part of the story, with a deeper look into the minds and hearts of our heroes. Their differences are also felt in their fights, each specializing in different fighting styles and weapons.
A weapon can only get you so far in a fight against the others. Often times, you have to rely on your allies for support. This is where SAS – Struggle Arms System – comes into play. When you connect with your group members, you can borrow their skills through SAS. That connection is represented by giant red wires that connect to your back as you tap into their powers.
Aside from certain scenario missions, you can often choose your party members before heading into battle. Given the challenges ahead, it pays to balance your roster with the right members before you prepare and leave. Some skills can be combined with your own psychokinesis for extra pizzazz or just to function on your own. Part of the fun is learning about your team’s strengths and building closer bonds with them in order to make your team-ups even stronger.
As you dig deeper into your reserves of strength, you can enter a brain field – a state in which the player experiences heightened senses and immense power. This transformation is characterized, if you will, by the player pulling on their hood and revealing a swirl of colored masks.
The combination of fashion in gameplay mechanics is something we saw in Keita Iizuka’s previous work Code readerwhere clothes played a big part in the gameplay. Probably one of the reasons Scarlet Nexus has an extensive customization system of costumes and accessories for your character and teammates.
Growth is also a very necessary element in building a well-rounded JRPG. The player should feel that there is a clear path of progression and reward that awaits them for their efforts. Along the way, both Yuito and Kasane have their own unique brain maps that they unlock during the course of their individual campaign.
Each map has been adapted to each character’s play style. For example, Yuito’s brain map path suits his melee play style by opening up faster knock-down recreational features. However, Kasane unlocks many skill traits early on to suit her attack style at medium range. The best part is that players can choose which items to set up in the order of their choosing so that they suit their own gaming habits and style.
All of these elements harmonize with the performance of the Xbox Series X | S – these graphics deliver in a razor-sharp 4k resolution and a smooth 60 FPS – is an unforgettable sight and really brings something Scarlet Nexus“Debut on the next level. We can’t wait for you to experience the miracle that is Scarlet Nexus when it is released on June 25, 2021. And don’t forget, Xbox has you covered with Smart Delivery. to buy Scarlet Nexus once and play on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S!
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Pre-order now and receive the following content as a bonus: – Additional attachment set “Shoulder Baki (11)” – Special combat clothing set -Audio- – Additional attachment “Face seal” – Additional attachment “Dreamcatcher” In the distant future, a psionic one became in the human brain Discovered the hormone that gave people psychic powers and changed the world as we knew it. As humanity entered this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from heaven with a hunger for human brains. Very resistant to conventional methods of attack, extreme measures had to be taken to combat the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity. Those with acute extrasensory abilities known as psionics were our only chance to fight the onslaught from above. Since then, psykers have been sought out for their talents and recruited into the Other Suppression Force (OSF), mankind’s last line of defense. Begin your adventure with a double story with either Yuito Sumeragi, an energetic recruit from a distinguished political family, or Kasane Randall, the mysterious scout whose power and skill are well-known with the OSF. Since their different experiences are intertwined, only then do they reveal the full story and reveal all the secrets of a brain punk future caught between technology and psychological abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.