Sunday, September 27, 2020

Scarlet Nexus Will Have Two Playable Characters, Each With a Different Campaign

Bandai Namco has announced a new playable character for Scarlet Nexus, as well several new members of the Other Suppression Force (OSF), during a livestream broadcast as part of Tokyo Game Show 2020, A new story trailer focusing on previously announced protagonist Yuito Sumeragi was also revealed, showing flashbacks to his childhood when he was saved by the OSF, and his interactions with his present-day teammates in battle. New protagonist Kasane Randall was previously announced but only by name, but today it was revealed she will be playable in addition to Sumeragi. Randall, voiced in Japanese by Asami Seto, has psychokinetic powers just like Sumeragi and is a new recruit to the OSF, fresh from training school. She is a cool, rational and somewhat aloof character; an elite with exceptional fighting skills alongside her special powers, but with questions about her mysterious visions. Rather than controlling both protagonists in one play-through, players choose between Sumeragi and Randall to experience the same story from different viewpoints. More details will be released at a later date. Three new members of the Other Suppression Force were announced during the livestream. Tsugumi Nazar (voiced by Marika Kouno) has been in the OSF for 12 years and is a clairvoyant. She is shy but a determined fighter who keeps her composure in battle. Gemma Garrison (Ryota Takeuchi) is a 38-year veteran of the OSF whose special ability is to make his body impenetrable as a defensive measure. Since extra-sensory powers decline with age, Garrison is being treated with growth suppressants – so while he only looks a little older than the others, this combat expert is in fact nearing retirement. Finally, Luka Travers (Chinatsu Akasaki) is an androgenous male fighter who has been with the OSF for 22 years and is able to teleport. Travers ranks highly in the OSF as one of the Septentrions (the seven most talented members), and is a cool-minded soldier who is able to analyze a fight and make tactical decisions. Scarlet Nexus will be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Steam. No release date has been announced. Daniel Robson is Chief Editor at IGN Japan, and here he is on Twitter.


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