Scarlet Nexus Walkthrough and Strategy Guide Page containing all main story walkthroughs, side quests, trophies, beginner’s guides, boss guides, best character build guides, best companions, the best equipment, best Brain Map skills, all Character Bond Episodes, post-game unlockables, new game plus (NG+), weapons, plug-ins, items, enemies, game databases, cheats, tips, news and updates, and more. Scarlet Nexus is a single-player, action role-playing game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows PC via Steam. It is scheduled for release on June 25th, 2021.
News and Updates
|▼News and Updates|
|Yuito’s Story Demo Walkthrough||Kasane’s Story Demo Walkthrough|
Yuito Route Walkthroughs
Yuito Route Walkthroughs and Guide
Kasane Route Walkthroughs
|▼Kasane Main Story Walkthroughs|
|Phase 0 (Prologue): Encounter||Phase 1: Searching for Freedom|
|Phase 2: Broken, Scattered Days||Phase 3: Fate to Move Upon Awakening|
|Phase 4: What Waits at the End||Phase 5: The Point of No Return|
|Phase 6: To Get Back What’s Important||Phase 7: Intertwining Thoughts and Confusion|
|Phase 8: They Speak of the Hidden Past||Phase 9: Protecting Lives and Protected Lives|
|Phase 10: Conclusion, and an Accidental Meeting||Phase 11: Feeling Unraveled Time Together|
|Phase 12: Path to the Future and Freedom||–|
Kasane Route Walkthroughs and Guide
Yuito Route Quests
Kasane Route Quests
|Gunkin Perry||Dispen Perry|
|▼All Playable Characters|
|Yuito Sumeragi||Kasane Randall|
|▼All Companion Characters|
|Arashi Spring||Kyoka Eden|
|Shiden Ritter||Kagero Donne|
|Tsugumi Nazar||Luka Travers|
|Gemma Garrison||Hanabi Ichijo|
|▼All Key Characters|
|Cullen Travers||Fubuki Spring|
|Nagi Karman||Naomi Randall|
|▼All Support Characters|
|Seto Narukami||Kodama Melone|
|Wataru Frazer||Haruka Frazer|
|Kaito Sumeragi||Joe Sumeragi|
|Game Editions||Game Controls|
|Game Difficulty||Permanent Events|
|Stats Guide||Status Effects Guide|
|Which Character Should You Pick First?||Beginner’s Guide|
|Tips for Combat|
|▼All Useful Guides|
|Best Weapons for Each Character||Best Plug-ins|
|Best Brain Map Skills||Best Companions|
|All Character Episodes Guide||Money Farming Guide|
|BP Farming Guide||EX New Game (NG+)|
|Musubi Codes and Rewards List||Enemy Drops|
|Side Quests List||How to Get Phantom Art Weapon Material|
|Character Gift Guide||All Mysterious Text Data Locations|
|Redeem DLC and Pre-order Bonuses||How to Save Game Data|
Bond Episode Guides
|▼All Companion Characters|
|Arashi Bond Episodes||Kyoka Bond Episodes|
|Shiden Bond Episodes||Kagero Bond Episodes|
|Tsugumi Bond Episodes||Luka Bond Episodes|
|Gemma Bond Episodes||Hanabi Bond Episodes|
Skills and Abilities
|▼All Skills and Abilities|
|Brain Map Skills||Psycho-Kinetic Abilities|
|Struggle Arms System (SAS) Abilities||–|
Scarlet Nexus is a third-person action role-playing game with a futuristic “brain punk” theme. Players assume the role of Other Suppression Force (OSF) recruits Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall, two young psionics who join the war against brain-devouring aliens known as Others that begin to mysteriously appear from the sky.
Players will also meet a colorful cast of characters, including other members of the OSF who have their own unique psionic abilities to aid Yuito and Kasane in battle.
Scarlet Nexus takes place in the future where the discovery of a psionic hormone in the human brain that grants people extra-sensory abilities has ushered in a new area of civilization.
Not long after, the monstrous entities known as Others invade earth, hunting down humans for their brains. Thus, humanity establishes the OSF and recruits psionics, individuals with powerful extra-sensory abilities, to combat the Other threat.
Scarlet Nexus combines fast-paced action gameplay with role-playing elements, allowing players to freely customize their character’s playstyle to suit their preferences.
Combat is approached through the use of equipped weapons in tandem with player character’s psycho-kinetic abilities. Players can string together melee and psionic attacks to perform intricate combos revolving around their character’s strengths and unique skills.
Passive and active skills are acquired by unlocking them from the Brain Map, the game’s character skill tree. To unlock skills, players must spend Brain Points (BP) by leveling up their character.
Psycho-kinetic (PK) abilities, meanwhile, are active commands or moves that players can use in and out of battle. The use of these abilities is based on each character’s psionic power to control objects on the battlefield telekinetically and use them to attack enemies.
Struggle Arms System (SAS)
The Struggle Arms System (SAS) is a mechanic that lets the player “borrow” the psychic abilities of their non-player character (NPC) companion via a virtual link. With access to new abilities gained through SAS along with the character’s innate PK abilities, players are presented with a multitude of strategic possibilities when presented with different situations on the battlefield.
Brain Drive System
Defeating Others increases the player character’s concentration, eventually entering an empowered state known as Brain Drive. This grants the player increased speed, attack power, reduced ability cooldowns, and other beneficial effects.
A variety of weapons, armor. and accessories can be equipped to increase your character’s performance in combat. Equipment can be obtained by clearing quests, purchasing them from shops, or as enemy loot.
Plug-ins are special types of equipment that grant a variety of useful effects in battle. These items can help the player by providing boosts in attack power, defense, maximum HP, and other parameters.
Visuals are outfits, costumes, and accessories that players can equip to customize the look of their characters. These items are character-specific and are often related to the backstory of the various members of the OSF.
Companions are AI-controlled characters that accompany players during quests. They serve as invaluable allies, especially against hordes of regular and boss-type Others encountered throughout the game. Players can unlock companions by progressing through the main story.
Upon gaining new allies, the SAS link can be initiated, allowing the temporary use of a companion’s abilities to gain even more tactical options in battle. You can unlock more SAS abilities from companions by raising your bond with them. This can be done by doing missions together, exchanging brain messages, giving companions gifts, and unlocking special Bond Episodes unique to each character.
Scarlet Nexus – Lore Trailer
|Genre||Single-player / Action / Role-playing|
|Platform and System||PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 / Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S / PC via Steam|
|Developer||Bandai Namco Studios|
|Publisher||Bandai Namco Entertainment|
|Release date||June 25th, 2021|