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Scarlet Nexus’ Title Explained by the Developers

Bandai Namco is sharing developer diaries from the team behind Scarlet Nexus. Its first segment looks at its foundation. Producer Keita Iizuka talked with Director Kenji Anabuki and Art Director Kouta Ochiai about Scarlet Nexus’ title and the deeper meaning behind it. Basically, the idea is to emphasize connections and even the red thread of fate.

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Iizuka began by going over how this is literally a “objects or persons connected with red lines,” and how this is represented in game and in its art. Anabuki pointed to how OSF members have the red lines coming out of their backs related to their powers and borrowing the powers of teammates. (He also pointed to the Oral Cigarettes theme song having the same imagery.) Ochiai then brought up the “red bonds” element, alluding to how important the “lines that connect you with your buddies” might be.

Here’s the full developer diary clip going over Scarlet Nexus’ title.

This idea of bonding has been explored before. For example, during the preview the concept came up. The protagonist characters can borrow their allies abilities to alter their attacks. Also, during the preview session Siliconera witnessed, the Quests menu section had a Bond Episodes category suggesting there could be special missions related to the supporting cast.

Scarlet Nexus is in development for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, XBox Series X, and PC.


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