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Bandai Namco denies it’s bringing Scarlet Nexus to Xbox Game Pass

Publisher says it has "no plans" to release the upcoming action RPG on the service

Bandai Namco has denied reports it’s set to bring its upcoming science-fiction RPG Scarlet Nexus to Xbox Game Pass.

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Earlier this week it was claimed that Microsoft had secured the title as a day one release for its subscription service, similar to how it signed Square Enix’s Outriders earlier this year.

However, when asked to comment on the claims, a Bandai Namco spokesperson issued a straight denial to VGC on Tuesday.

“We have no plans to bring Scarlet Nexus to Xbox Game Pass at this time and are excited for its launch on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on June 25,” they said.

Revealed in May 2020 during the first Xbox Series X gameplay showcase, Scarlet Nexus takes place in a distant future in which a group of psionic soldiers called the OSF represents humanity’s last hope in a battle against brain-eating mutants known as Others.

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In a recent Scarlet Nexus hands-on preview, VGC’s Chris Scullion said the title was “shaping up to be a solid anime action game”.

“It’s fair to say some of the trailers have been a little confusing, and while it’s clear it’s another third-person action game from the makers of Code Vein and God Eater, questions remain around how it actually plays,” he said.

“Well, we recently went hands-on with the game’s first few hours and can finally shed some light on what you can expect from Bandai Namco‘s latest.

“In our video above, we explain how the combat mechanics work in Scarlet Nexus, as well as other features like psychokinesis, the bond system and the differences between the two protagonists.”

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The game is due to release in just a few weeks, on June 25.

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