Scarlet Nexus launches June 25, Sunrise-produced anime coming this summer


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Bandai Namco has released a mecha-load of exciting information concerning its dynamic-looking action-RPG Scarlet Nexus. The post-apocalyptic anime adventure will come exploding onto PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on western shores June 25, a mere day after its Japanese release.

First revealed back during last summer’s Inside Xbox stream, before being showcased in December’s Game Awards, Scarlet Nexus is set in a future completely engulfed by technology, where mankind has learned to harness the psychic powers of the human mind, evolving humanity far beyond its means. Unfortunately, this outpouring of mental energy has drawn in a species of mind-eating mutants, “The Others.” who are attacking Earth in the hopes of devouring our all-powerful brains.

Of course, once man learned how to harness psychic power, he immediately weaponized it, resulting in the creation of The OSF (Other Suppression Force), a tactical military unit trained in the synergy of mind and machine to defeat the invaders. Scarlet Nexus will tell the story of one such battle unit’s war to save the city from legions of truly grotesque, spine-shivering creatures from your darkest imagination.

Bandai Namco has also announced that Scarlet Nexus is already in the process of being adapted into an anime. Set to air later this summer, the Scarlet Nexus series is produced by veteran studio Sunrise, who has been responsible for iconic series such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Code Geass, and Cowboy Bebop. The new show hopes to capture all of the intense dynamism of the video game, along with its noted “Brain Punk” aesthetic. Check out a trailer for the new series below.

On March 24, Bandai Namco will be hosting a special Japanese live stream to commemorate the new information, so no doubt we’ll be hearing much more about both the video game and anime iterations of Scarlet Nexus, alongside a deeper dive on its wired world.