Scarlet Nexus – Release date, gameplay, characters, and more

Same story, different perspectives.

Scarlet Nexus – Release date, gameplay, characters, and more

Scarlet Nexus was revealed back in May as a part of the Inside Xbox event. This cyberpunk dystopian world JRPG has an anime-inspired art style and is developed by the team behind the Tales titles. Here is everything you need to know about the game.

Release date

As of now, the release date for Scarlet Nexus has not been revealed. While some retailers are listing the release date as December 31, 2021, it is likely a placeholder date. With the lack of any update on the release date yet, it is safe to say that the game will launch no sooner than 2021.


Scarlet Nexus has a unique combat system, which consists of flashy swordplay mingled with supernatural powers. By the looks of it, it looks like a perfect candidate for the hack and slash genre; however, the developer has emphasized the fact that the game is essentially an RPG and not an action game.

The protagonist has a unique ability called Brain Link, and players will be able to use the abilities of the party members with it. The party system plays a crucial role in the whole RPG aspect of the game, as each battle will be fought alongside them, and it will help players learn about the backstories of each character.


Scarlet Nexus takes place in the future, where a strange life form named “Others” have invaded Earth and poses a threat to mankind. In the city of New Himuka, scientists have found a way to grant psychokinetic powers to people, and they form a team of warriors, named the “Other Suppression Force” (OSF), to take down Others.


Scarlet Nexus will have two playable protagonists, with even more characters being a part of the OSF in the game. The story will remain the same between the two characters; however, players will be able to experience it twice from each of the two characters’ viewpoints. Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall will be the two playable characters. The other characters in the OSF are named Gemma Garrison, Tsugumi Nazar, and Luka Travers.


While Scarlet Nexus was announced at the Inside Xbox event, it was later announced to be releasing on PlayStation as well. Scarlet Nexus will be coming to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and Steam.