Scarlet Nexus Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 50 – 75 hours
- Offline Trophies: 53 (1, 2, 8, 42)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: 0, all trophies can be completed post-story when you have completed the two playthroughs
- Glitched trophies: Nothing Yet
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, can play on any difficulty (difficulty doesn’t seem to affect rewards at all, so it’s entirely personal preference)
- Minimum Playthroughs: 2 + cleanup
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: After you complete the story you are placed just before the final boss again when you load the clear save
- Release Date: June 25, 2021
Welcome to the Scarlet Nexus Trophy Guide! This is a new original IP from Bandai Namco and the team behind Tales of Vesperia. You play as either Yuito or Kasane, two OSF soldiers with Psychokinetic powers that allow them to use objects in the environment to fight a mysterious force called Others. The trophy list for this game requires playing through both of their stories (they each have different events and perspectives on what occurs throughout the story of the game) and there are no missable trophies and everything can be completed after the two playthroughs are complete when you can switch between the two main characters on the same save slot.
Step 1: First Playthrough with the Main Character of Your Choice
The first step will be choosing which character you want to play through the game first. The two characters have different story events for both the main story and side characters. You can do as little or as much extra side stuff as you want during a playthrough, but it would be recommended at the very least to do all Character Bond Episodes when they appear and give new gifts to the party members each Phase as they become available to save yourself some time at the end. You need to see the highest level bond episode for both main characters with all party members, so you can save yourself some time end by doing them as you go (and you gain more abilities with the party members as you level their bond up).
Step 2: EX New Game with the Other Main Character
After completing the story you make a Clear Save, which can then be used to start EX New Game (New Game +) with your selection of main character (see note below Step 3 about clear saves). Even if you start EX New Game with the opposite character you keep all inventory and level, which means you can work on things like unlocking the entire Brain Map and completing 30 Quests on this second character.
Step 3: Cleanup
After you have completed the second playthrough all you might have left is the cleanup of some of the trophies that can be completed with either main character, such as giving gifts and unlocking the entire brain map. During the cleanup step after completing both playthroughs you are able to switch between playing as Yuito and Kasane on the same save slot, making cleanup between the two characters easier.
IMPORTANT: Clear Saves
Once you complete the story you are prompted to make a “Clear Save” which shows you have completed the story on that character. If you load this clear save it allows you to keep playing as the same character, with some more Quests available and the game acting like you are just before fighting the final boss. DO NOT SAVE OVER THIS CLEAR SAVE! You can only start EX New Game specifically off that clear save. If you want to do cleanup on the first character and then transfer the new progress to EX New Game OR save over the Clear Save you will have to fight the final boss again to finish the story and make a new Clear Save.
Scarlet Nexus Trophy Guide