Scarlet Nexus

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Scarlet Nexus
Scarlet Nexus cover
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2021
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 80
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Hack and slash, Quick time events
Art styles Anime
Themes Cyberpunk, Fantasy, Japan, Sci-fi
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Scarlet Nexus is a singleplayer third-person ARPG game developed by Tose and Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game uses Unreal Engine 4.

The game was announced on May 7, 2020 as part of an episode of Inside Xbox, and released on Steam on June 25, 2021.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere.
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
A demo is available from Steam.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Includes both Bond Enhancement Packs and Brain Eater Pack.
Ultimate Upgrade Pack Upgrade path to SCARLET NEXUS Ultimate Edition. Includes Season Pass, Brain Punk Bundle and "The Other" Attachment.
Pre-Order Bundle Includes Sound Battle Attire and additional cosmetics.
Brain Punk Bundle Includes Digital Artbook & Digital Soundtrack and the Red Battle Attire Set.
"The Other" Attachment Additional cosmetic. Only available with the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions.
Ep!c Weapons Bundle Free DLC pack from the Bandai Namco site.
Bond Enhancement Pack 1 10 new bond episodes, "Crush Vision", Fairy Tale Attire & Weapon set.
Bond Enhancement Pack 2 10 new bond episodes, "Nexus Drive", Youth Attire & Weapon set.
Brain Eater Pack New story episodes, additional costumes for all characters, Vision Simulator missions.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\NAMCOBANDAIGamesInc.CODERed_gdy2aq6ez762w\LocalCache\Local\ScarletNexus\Saved\Config\WinGDK\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\ScarletNexus\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/775500/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment\SCARLET NEXUS\Saved\SaveGames\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/775500/pfx/[Note 2]
The second Steam path is used when the game is launched without Steam running.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
1280x720, 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440 and 3840x2160 only. For other options, select borderless full-screen mode while desktop is set to the desired resolution.
Use the related PCGW community tool.
Pillarboxed 16:9 gameplay.[3][4] See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Required for ultra wide-screen or resolutions above 4K.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with the Texture Quality setting.[6] See Anisotropic filtering (AF) for more.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or TAA (Mislabeled as TXAA).[7] See Anti-aliasing (AA) for SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Options of 30 FPS, 60 FPS, or Not Fixed.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Use the related PCGW community tool
Matches the vertical field of view of each scene to that of 16:9 at all resolutions.
Requires to be run with the game each launch.
Hex-edit the game executable for ultrawide support.[8]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\ScarletNexus\Binaries\Win64\ScarletNexus-Win64-Shipping.exe with HxD.
  2. On the menu bar, select Search. Select Replace. Go to the Hex-values tab and change the Search Direction to All.
  3. Search for and Replace with the below values based on the desired resolution:
    • For 2560x1080, search for 3B 8E E3 3F, 39 8E E3 3F and Replace All with 26 B4 17 40
    • For 3440x1440, search for 3B 8E E3 3F, 39 8E E3 3F and Replace All with 8E E3 18 40
  4. To adjust the FOV, Search for 35 FA 0E 3C and Replace All with 35 FA 3E 3C for 21:9 ultrawide resolutions.

(Changing FOV may cause all sorts of issues with camera and movement animation)

  1. Save the file and close HxD.
The solution is incompatible with the Microsoft Store release.

Draw distance / Level of detail (LOD)[edit]

Increases draw distance and LOD quality
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Add the following and save the file.


General settings
General settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Full rebinding possible.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
As Camera Sensitivity Settings ranging from 1 to 5. Setting also affects controller input.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted separately.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Some actions can only be bound to predefined presets. Others cannot be rebound.
Controller sensitivity
As Camera Sensitivity Settings ranging from 1 to 5. Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted separately.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Also supports DualSense and its prompts.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, BGM, SFX volume sliders.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Microsoft Store version uses Direct3D 12 by default.
Use the -d3d12 command line argument to force D3D12 for the Steam version.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OGG Vorbis, Opus, Criware

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB [Note 3]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2 GB (Nvidia), 3 GB (AMD) of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Runs on Windows 7 and 8.1 despite minimum requirements on the store page.
Runs on LGA 775 processors, despite the minimum Processor requirements.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.25[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/775500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (775500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. The actual game size is only 16.5 GB.[9]


  1. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-06-22
  2. Bandai Namco Announces Scarlet Nexus for Xbox Series X and Xbox One - last accessed on 2021-06-23
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-06-23
    Tested with a custom resolution of 2560x1080.
  4. Scarlet Nexus unfortunately has no Ultrawide support on PC - last accessed on 2021-06-25
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-06-23
    Tested with a custom resolution of 3840x2160.
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-06-23
    Tested by taking screenshots on low and high. Other than the texture quality improving the filtering into the distance also improved thus implying it scaling with said option.
  7. Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2021-11-04
    AA options are standard Unreal Engine 4 functions. No MSAA utilized in the temporal solution.
  8. No 21:9 ultrawide support - last accessed on 2021-06-25
  9. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-06-23