The Soul Hackers teaser website had run its course and revealed a brand-new sequel to Atlus’ 1997 Sega Saturn game. Soul Hackers 2 will be available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC via Steam worldwide. Atlus will release the game worldwide on August 26, with Japan getting it on consoles one day earlier on August 25. The game’s development team is led by Shinjiro Takada, with Shirow Miwa designing the characters and the Monaca group composing the soundtrack.
Soul Hackers 2 will take place in a world where humans can make pacts and summon demons by using weaponized gadgets called COMP. Most of the Devil Summoners will be affiliated with one of the two large factions: Yatagarasu and Phantom Society. The RPG’s gameplay system will have party members strike through an enemy’s weak point to trigger a massive attack called Sabbath.
Those who purchase Soul Hackers 2 early will be able to get a DLC set inspired by Persona 5. The main combatants Ringo, Arrow, Milady, and Saizo will each receive a new costume modeled after Joker, Skull, Panther, and Crow respectively. The set will also add “Keeper of Lust” as battle music and a “Phantom Thief’s Mask” accessory that greatly increases the critical rate for gun attacks.
Atlus will also sell a limited 25th Anniversary edition which contains physical and in-game bonuses related to the original Soul Hackers. It will consist of a book with a new visual story, a 3-disc album of arranged music, and a DLC costume for Ringo modeled after the maid Mary.
The set will also include an exclusive demon made from a combination between Jack Frost and Ringo, which shall be known in Japan as Aiho-kun. Those who have the limited edition will be able to get both a physical figure of Aiho-kun and a DLC that unlocks the demon’s fusion in the game.
Find the announcement trailers, screenshots, and details for Soul Hackers 2 right below.
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The story will take place in the near future, around the middle of the 21st century. Aion, a paranormal being that watches over the world, one day detected that ruin would befall the world. It created Ringo and Fig to descend to the human world and avoid calamity.
The two are tasked to protect certain individuals. But when the targets are already killed, Ringo uses Aion’s Soul Hack ability to revive them. The resurrected Devil Summoners are given a second chance to work with Ringo and Fig. Together, they will pursue mysteries with the world’s future at stake.
Ringo (voiced in Japanese by Tomoyo Kurosawa)
An agent of Aion who was just born. She has a strong curiosity about human feelings, society, and culture. She will stand together with Arrow and other Devil Summoners to avoid doomsday.
Fig (voiced in Japanese by Nanako Mori)
An agent of Aion who was born at the same time as Ringo. With a cool and prudent personality, she will also rebuke Ringo who often goes on her own pace. Fig will not appear directly in battles; she will instead support from behind by analyzing information.
Arrow (voiced in Japanese by Kaito Ishikawa)
A Devil Summoner affiliated with Yatagarasu. He is marked by Aion as one of the subjects that need to be protected. Normally he appears as a gentle and honest man who does not speak much. However, something hot-blooded is hiding inside him.
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Milady (voiced in Japanese by Ami Koshimizu)
A Devil Summoner affiliated with Phantom Society. She will accompany Ringo for a certain reason. She occasionally uses reasoning and logic to hand down ruthless judgments, but it looks like that was caused by her past experience.
Saizo (voiced in Japanese by Masaya Matsukaze)
A free, unaffiliated Devil Summoner. A romanticist who tries to look cool with a lot of smiles. He can act while reading the situation, so he often intercedes Arrow and Milady, who often clash with each other.
Soul Hackers 2 screenshots