One of the most intriguing upcoming games for the next-generation PS5 and Xbox Series X would have to be the original IP action game currently being developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Scarlet Nexus. Over the current generation of consoles the company defined their own niche of anime and anime-inspired action games with the likes of anime tie-in games based on Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online standing alongside games like Code Vein. Scarlet Nexus stood out when it was first revealed a few months ago during an Inside Xbox event, and as part of the Opening Night Live event which kicked off a digital edition of Gamescom 2020, a brand new trailer for Scarlet Nexus showcasing the otherworldly powers of our main characters was unveiled to the public.
Almost instantly the trailer leaves you wanting to know more about the unusual world the game is set in. Early shots in the trailer show off a rugged, post-apocalyptic Japanese city at an undetermined point in the future, full of technological advancement and visible decay. Populating the land are grotesque creatures, such as a giant goat like creature and other unusually-designed monsters. Each character shown off has their own unique power, such as the power to weird fiery weapons or the power to create duplicate images of themselves to confuse the enemy as to which one is real.
Action-heavy gameplay that takes advantage of these unique powers to trick your enemies in order to dispatch them looks to be the core gameplay loop of this title, but a heavy story component looks to also be present based on select story scenes we’re also shown in this trailer.
If this Gamescom trailer for Scarlet Nexus interested you, the game is set to launch on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC, and you can find out more over on the game’s official website.