When Scarlet Nexus was initially revealed, I thought it was a sequel to Bandai Namco’s soulslike effort, Code Vein. I like Code Vein a lot. I was extremely excited for Scarlet Nexus just to be crushed by the fact there is no correlation whatsoever. Scarlet Nexus is an action role-playing game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Tose and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It was released on June 25, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and Series S. The game arrived with generally favorable reviews and currently sits at 80 across its platforms on Metacritic.
The Premise Of Scarlet Nexus
In Scarlet Nexus, you control one of two playable characters who are tasked with defending the city of New Himuka from creatures known as the Others. The gameplay emphasizes real-time combat as the player has direct control over their characters while fighting. The two playable characters are similar but different enough to warrant multiple playthroughs. As the player progresses through the game, they gain different NPC party members who assist in combat. Each companion has their own unique combat abilities, which can then be acquired by the protagonists through an ability named “brain link”.
The Main Characters Of Scarlet Nexus
- Yuito Sumeragi – A bright and positive-minded young recruit with a kind heart. He is the second son of the prestigious Sumeragi family, his ancestor was the founding father of New Himuka.
- Kasane Randall – An elite soldier with superb fighting skills and power, she was scouted by the OSF and graduated at the top of her class.
- Hanabi Ichijo – Yuito’s childhood friend. She is cheerful and energetic and has access to the power of Pyrokinesis.
- Kyoka Eden – The motherly platoon commander known in the OSF for her beauty. She has the power of duplication that allows her to copy both people and objects.
- Shiden Ritter – A soldier who feels the need to prove that he is capable. He adores Captain Seto especially since they share the same ability of Electrokinesis.
- Tsugumi Nazar – a shy but capable member of the OSF under Captain Seto. She is a friend of Kagero Donne and has the ability of Clairvoyance.
- Kagero Donne – An older OSF member known for his playful nature. He has the ability of Invisibility.
- Gemma Garrison – A senior member of the OSF and a member of Kyoka’s platoon. He has the ability of Sclerokinesis.
- Luka Travers – The younger brother of Karen Travers who is known for his obsession with fitness. He has the ability of Teleportation.
- Arashi Spring – Known by her teammates as “Lazy Ara” due to her bare minimum attitude. She has the power of Hypervelocity.
Other Titles in the Series
Scarlet Nexus is set in its own universe, however it is consistently compared to some other games with similar art styles and gameplay.
Code Vein – Code Vein is an open-world action role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic environment and played from a third-person perspective. Its gameplay was inspired by the Dark Souls series of games with animation inspired by God Eater 3.
God Eater – God Eater is a series of sci-fi action role-playing video games developed by Shift and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The gameplay consists of players embarking on various missions to hunt specific monsters. The primary goal of the game is to complete missions by successfully taking out powerful monsters.
Scarlet Nexus Cheat Codes
The game has an interesting crossover with its anime adaption. You can speak to the blue-donned Musubi at the front of the Musubi’s restaurant to tell her the codes that were hidden in the Scarlet Nexus anime. Each code unlocks something in-game. These codes are case-sensitive.
|Code||What Episode It’s In||Reward|
|CODE||Brain Message||1000 Kin|
|Such a liar||Episode 1||Poster Vision [Yuito] – Visual|
Yuito Top Secret Investigation Report – Character Compendium
|tell the truth||Episode 2||Poster Vision [Hanabi] – Visual|
Hanabi Top Secret Investigation Report – Character Compendium
|5150||Episode 3||Poster Vision [Gemma] – Visual|
Gemma Top Secret Investigation Report – Character Compendium
Special Mission Pay Bonus – Plug-In
|2009||Episode 4||OSF Armband Vision [Septentrion] -Visual|
Party Members’ Top Secret Investigation Profiles – Character Compendium
|NEVER FORGET||Episode 5||Poster Vision [Luka] – VisualLuka Top Secret Investigation Report – Character Compendium|
|Which?||Episode 6||Poster Vision [Kasane] – VisualKasane Top Secret Investigation Report – Character CompendiumBond Assist, Attack Damage Suppression – Plug-Ins|
|Hero||Episode 7||a Tsugumi Poster Vision (cosmetic), additional Tsugumi profile details|
|October 4th||Episode 8||an Arashi Poster Vision (cosmetic), further Arashi profile details|
|Lokusho||Episode 9||a Contraband Vision (cosmetic), a Bond Assist (equipment that increases bond growth rate), one Crush Suppression|
|hospital||N/A||a Shiden Poster Vision (cosmetic), additional Shiden profile details|
|government dogs||N/A||a Kyoka Poster Vision (cosmetic), further Kyoka profile details|
|judge||N/A||a Kagero Poster Vision (cosmetic), further Kagero profile details a SAS Recovery Mk 3 (equipment that increases SAS gauge recovery by 15 percent), a Plug-In Parallelization Program H (a gift you can give characters to increase relationship stats)|
|Save me||N/A||a Group Poster Vision, an improved Bond Assist (equipment that significantly increases bond growth rate), Plug-In Parallelization Program V (a gift you can give characters to increase relationship stats significantly)|
You can access cheat codes through third-party software such as wemod Trainer and Fearless cheat engine. These software are not officially supported by developers and are only usable on PCs. Use these at your own risk.
- Unlimited Health
- Unlimited Psychokinesis
- Fast SAS Cooldown
- Unlimited XP
- Set Game Speed
- Save Location
- Teleport (Teleport to saved location)
- Undo Teleport
- Unlimited Items
- Unlimited Money
- Unlimited Brain Points
- One-Hit Kills
- Custom Player Speed
- Custom Player Jump
- Custom Gravity
- Max HP
- Current HP
- BattleBonusRate (EXP Multiplier)
- Sprint Speed Mult
- Battle Sprint Speed Mult
- Skill Slot 1
- Skill Slot 2
- Skill Slot 3
- Skill Slot 4
- Current Drive Progress
- Drive Max
- Drive Accumulation Rate
- Drive Duration Timer
- Drive Timer Tick Rate
- Drive Duration Timer Max
- Brain Feild Timer
- Brain Feild Timer Requirement
- Skill Points
- Generate Inventory
- Ignore Damage
- Inf Psychic
- No SAS Cooldown
- Inf SAS Skill Duration
- Inf Brain Drive Duration
- Instant Brain Field
- Enter Brain Drive
- No Item Use Delay
- Inf BP
- Inf Credits
- Inf Items
|Achievement Name||Achievement Description|
|Woven Red Threads||Unlocked all achievements.|
|Shared Feelings||Saw Yuito Bond Episode 5.|
|A Line Beyond Time||Saw Kasane Bond Episode 5.|
|To Run Together||Viewed ‘Hanabi Bond Episode 5’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Hanabi Bond Episode 4’ In Kasane’s story.|
|Life Goes On||Viewed ‘Gemma Bond Episode 5’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Gemma Bond Episode 4’ In Kasane’s story.|
|Remaining Pure||Viewed ‘Tsugumi Bond Episode 5’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Tsugumi Bond Episode 4’ In Kasane’s story.|
|Ghost Who Chose Life||Viewed ‘Kagero Bond Episode 4’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Kagero Bond Episode 5’ In Kasane’s story.|
|No Need to Go it Alone||Viewed ‘Luka Bond Episode 5’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Luka Bond Episode 4’ In Kasane’s story.|
|The Strength to Simply Exist||Viewed ‘Shiden Bond Episode 4’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Shiden Bond Episode 5’ In Kasane’s story.|
|My Past is Me, My Angst is Me||Viewed ‘Kyoka Bond Episode 4’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Kyoka Bond Episode 5’ In Kasane’s story.|
|Being Wasteful Ain’t Bad||Viewed ‘Arashi Bond Episode 4’ in Yuito’s story and ‘Arashi Bond Episode 5’ In Kasane’s story.|
|Companionship||Reached Bond Level 6 with an ally.|
|Tightly Wound Bond||Reached Bond Level 6 with all allies.|
|Gifts||Gave a gift to an ally for the first time. *Does not include add-ons.|
|Gift-Giving Freak||Gave all gifts to all allies. *Does not include add-ons.|
|Kins Millionaire||Collected over 200 thousand kins.|
|The Place Beyond the Pain||Used the SAS over 100 times.|
|Master of the Psionic Space||Finished off 50 enemies with the Brain Field.|
|Other Nemesis||Used the Brain Crush on Others 20 times.|
|Power of Observation||Successfully performed 20 perfect dodges.|
|Mighty Soldier||Defeated 1,000 enemies.|
|Seasoned Psychokinesis User||Performed 50 successful Special Object Follow-Up Attacks.|
|Receiver of Protection||Initiated Assault Visions 20 times.|
|Power of Nexus||Activated 4 different Combo Visions in 1 combo.|
|Expanded Brain Functionality||Learned all the skills in one of the Brain Map categories.|
|Owner of an Excellent Brain||Learned all the skills on the Brain Map.|
|Brain Field Expert||Raised the EXP bonus to the maximum.|
|Collector||Used Item Exchange for the first time. *Does not include add-ons.|
|Collection Freak||Exchanged 100 types of items at shops. *Does not include add-ons.|
|Everyone’s Ally||Completed a quest for the first time.|
|Heroic OSF||Completed 30 quests.|
|Suppressor of All Enemies||Completed the Enemy Compendium. *Does not include add-ons.|
|Link Expert||Activated all Combo Visions.|
|Helping Hand||Revived by an ally for the first time.|
|Trusted Ally||Initiated a guardian vision for the first time.|
|You Are Not Alone||Saved inside the brain field for the first time.|
|Fierce Psychokinesis User||Threw 100 objects with psychokinesis.|
|Cunning Brain Smash||Defeated 3 enemies at the same time with Brain Crush.|
|Friendship||Revived allies 5 times.|
|Fashion Debut||First time you changed your Visual Equipment. *Does not include add-ons.|
|Fashionista||Collected 100 attachments. *Does not include add-ons.|
|Scarlet Guardian||Completed Phase 0.|
|Conclusion of Millenia||Finished the last battle against Karen.|
|To the Unknown Future||Reached the 1st playthrough ending.|
|Collecting Fragments of History||Started a new game with a different main character after beating the game.|
|Red Strings for Two||Reached the ending of both Yuito’s and Kasane’s story.|
|One Lost in Madness||Ran out of time inside the brain field.|
|Protect!||Stopped in front of the OSF poster in the hideout.|
|Knowledge of the Past||Collected all Mysterious Text Data.|
|Baki-s||Wore all Baki heads.|
|Wheels Gone Wild||Defeated 5 enemies with 1 bus.|
|Suoh Incident||The Suoh Incident occurred.|
|One Will||Gathered all party members.|
Scarlet Nexus Cheat Code FAQs
How do I redeem a code on Scarlet Nexus? Musubi Codes in Scarlet Nexus are redeemable for exclusive rewards such as items and character profiles and are redeemed by visiting Musubi’s restaurant during Standby Phases. However, you won’t have access to Musubi’s hangout until Phase Two, when she sends you a Brain Message asking you to visit the establishment.
How do I get better weapons in Scarlet Nexus? You can upgrade weapons using different materials that drop from enemies. To reach the final upgrade for the playable characters you need a special material called Phantom Art. You receive Phantom Art by beating the main campaign.