The moment you begin your adventure in Scarlet Nexus, you will be with the choice of character You want to play as. There are two options available as the story of the new Bandai Namco title is told through two different narratives. While the overall experience is about the same as you travel through similar areas and even the stories of the two characters will eventually be linked, their gameplay is quite different, along with a few other minor changes that we won’t reveal here. Below, we take a look at what each character brings and which one to choose as you begin your journey into the brain punk world of Scarlet Nexus.
Which character to choose in Scarlet Nexus?
On one hand, we have Yuito, a privileged boy with relatives within OSF, the same group you will be part of to exterminate others, and Kasane, the strong personality who is considered a rising elite member of the group. Both characters join OSF, but their story is different, which is immediately obvious as each of them has a completely different origin, backstory, and cutscene with different events.
As can be seen from his character summary, Yuito is directly linked to the entire OSF organization as his relatives are important names within the industry. Even if that’s the case, Yuito ends up being a pleasant guy, and not someone who would be expected to be spoiled because of his heritage. But that’s not what you’re here for. You want to know if Yuito should be your character of choice to tackle the dangers that lie before you in Scarlet Nexus.
Since we mentioned that the stories of the two characters are actually different, that goes without saying. You will see a different side of the whole adventure when you play as Yuito, and you will mainly interact with different characters than you would as Kasane. That said, and without spoiling anything, there are some surprises for both characters.
In terms of combat, Yuito has a katana which he combines with his psychokinetic abilities and offers a smooth and fast melee play style. His approach to enemies is less secure than Kasane’s, but much more hectic and, of course, much faster. Yuito is all about those risky games that tend to result in long and satisfying combos, with enough power to destroy others in seconds. In the early game, expect to find that you will be using quite a few healing items, especially on higher difficulty levels, as Yuito doesn’t have many tools to protect himself from enemies other than quick reflexes and the extra skills his allies have. Of the two, Yuito is the crazier and your time with him won’t disappoint. Just wait until you reach the mid to late game with Yuito to see its true potential and clear waves of enemies with style and ease.
Kasane is the child wonder discovered directly by OSF and has been a literal powerhouse since her early days with the organization. Compared to Yuito, she is the ‘edgy’ one who acts as the quieter but more terrifying presence on and off the battlefield.
Her story follows a different narrative than Yuitos, and the events from her own eyes tend to be a bit more storytelling as we get glimpses of some mysterious events that will affect everyone’s future in the long run. Since Scarlet Nexus has a very deep and complicated story, we will not go into any further lore as you have to see everything with your own eyes to appreciate it.
As for combat, Kasane has a medium length play style, with her preferred weapon being drone-like knives. She controls them with her psychokinetic powers, much like Yuito, and overall she can safely take down enemies from a distance. Her combos are still noticeable, if not as much as her male friend, and are more focused on controlling the field while unleashing large atomic bombs.
Both of the two characters available are just as fun to play as they are, and their signature psychokinesis power is there for both of them if that’s your thing. Basing your decision on combat skills, choose the one that you think will work best for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for the “better narrative” you can be sure that each of them brings their own unique beauty to the events of Scarlet Nexus that combine after a while. So as not to spoil anything, let’s just say that both Yuito and Kasane have their own story to tell, but in the same grand scheme of things. Try both as you may have multiple storage files and then make your decision.
Scarlet Nexus will be released on June 25th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. For more related content about the game, see the rest of the guides here.