Scarlet Nexus playable demo releases on May 21

Bandai Namco has just announced that Scarlet Nexus is getting a free playable demo which releases on May 21 for Xbox and May 28 for PlayStation.

ONE Store Beta Now Available

With the game’s release just a bit over a month away, Bandai Namco has announced that a Scarlet Nexus demo will release starting May 21! Specifically, the Scarlet Nexus demo will relese first on Xbox Series X and S and the Xbox One on May 21, 2021. Meanwhile, PS4 and PS5 players will get access to the demo starting May 28, 2021.

The demo will let players play the routes of the two protagonists, Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall. Players will be able to experience their routes until the first major encounter.

While some players may expect that the two protagonists will play similarly, this is not the case as Yuito and Kasane have distinct playstyles. For instance, fights with close-ranged attacks with swords. And in the Yuito demo, players can borrow powers from their team members, Hanabi, Luka, Tsugumi and Gemma. Specifically, players can makes use of Pyrokinesis, Teleportation, Clairvoyance, and Sclerokinesis.

Meanwhile, Kasane’s specialty is in mid-ranged attacks with flying knives. In the demo, players can borrow powers from their team members, Shiden, Arashi, Kagero and Kyoka; and players can then use Electrokinesis, Hypervelocity, Invisibility, and Duplication accordingly.

Playing the demo will also give players bonuses when they play Scarlet Nexus upon release. For players who have created save data for the demo edition, they will get a “Bunny Ear Mask (Head) [White]” and the “Forcefield: Mk II” Plug-in which increases defense. These items will serve as the bonuses for Yuito’s story.

Meanwhile, Kasane’s story bonus includes the “OSF Standard Issue Pack [Black]” and the “Power Enhance: Mk II” Plug-in Which increases attack power.

Scarlet Nexus will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on June 25, 2021.