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Will Scarlet Nexus Include Multiplayer? Release Date, Anime Update

Will Scarlet Nexus include online multiplayer co-op?

Bandai Namco finally revealed new details on Scarlet Nexus, including its long awaited release date and several more detail, and even announced an anime adaptation – however, there are still one point multiple fans awaiting the game are wondering about, if Scarlet Nexus will include multiplayer or not.

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Will Scarlet Nexus include Co-op or PvP multiplayer?

For now, Bandai Namco did not announce any multiplayer modes for Scarlet Nexus. The game is described as a single player JRPG experience, meaning we shouldn’t be getting online co-op or PvP modes. Personally speaking, I’d add it’s possible Bandai Namco could add a multiplayer mode of some kind as a post-release DLC. The game’s setting, with the different factions would definitely work well with multiplayer. But for now, there’s none.

When’s the release date of Scarlet Nexus?

Bandai Namco announced Scarlet Nexus will be launching on June 25, 2021, in America and Europe, on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X. The Japanese version of the game will be launching one day earlier on June 24. A new trailer was also shared for the occasion.

(English dub version for those who prefer it this way)

What about the Scarlet Nexus anime?

Bandai Namco revealed an anime adaption is planned to launch globally in Summer 2021. The anime is produced by Sunrise. Judging from the very short teaser trailer, the anime will be covering the same story events as the game.

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An official Japanese Twitter was opened for the anime. A live stream on March 24 at 19:30 JST will also bring new information. A key visual for the anime was also shared. It features Kasane Randall:

Last but not least, Kenji Anabuki, director of Scarlet Nexus, also shared a pretty cool video. Showcasing all the cut-in animations of the side characters when activating the SAS system (lets you use the psychic abilities of a side character)

Scarlet Nexus is shaping up to be a really big project for Bandai Namco. The game is launching on both the current and next gen, and even has an anime in the works. Personally speaking, when the game was first announced, I was particularly skeptical. However, I’ve been more and more hyped ever since the reveal that the game has two distinct protagonists with Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall. It’s particularly exciting to see so much work and ambition poured into a new IP rather than sequels or remakes and remasters.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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