Scarlet Nexus console demos arrive later this month, starting with Xbox

All nervous systems go. 

If you're still trying to wrap your head around what "brain punk" is, then not to worry, as action-RPG Scarlet Nexus is getting some demos this month ahead of its release on 25th June. Hopefully that will help clear some things up.

Scarlet Nexus Gameplay Reel

Bandai Namco has announced the demo will first land on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One on 21st May, with PlayStation 4 and PS5 following on 28th May. There's no news on whether the demo is coming to PC, so we'll have to wait and see if it comes to the platform.

Scarlet Nexus is set in a world where society has harnessed the power of the brain for communications and unlocking supernatural powers. Which is just as well, as these powers are required to defeat horrible monsters called "Others" that sometimes drop down from the sky. The demo lets you play as either Yuito or Kasane, who both have psychokinetic powers and sign up for the Other Suppression Force to keep the creatures under control.

Earlier this week I tested out the preview build of Scarlet Nexus, and while there's plenty to like about its dark futuristic world and character backgrounds, I can't say I was particularly sold on the combat. If you want to make your own mind up, however, you can always dip a toe in with these demos.

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