After a lengthy teaser, Atlus has finally announced Soul Hackers 2, the sequel to the 25-year-old JRPG Shin Megami Tensei.
Last week, Atlus posted a mysterious teaser related to the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, the studio’s long-running JRPG series that received its latest installment in 2021. Throughout its 35-year history, the Shin Megami series of games. Tensei has received numerous spin-offs, which have since become popular franchises such as Persona and Devil Survivor, and fans quickly discovered that the teaser was related to Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hackers. Now it has been revealed that it is Soul Hacker 2, the sequel to the 25-year-old Sega Saturn game coming later this year.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hackers (Also known simply as Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers) is the second installment in the Devil Summoner side story line about Shin Megami Tensei. The game is a turn-based role-playing game with elements later found in the hit Persona Q series and features a detective story that follows a group of hackers known as the Spookies set in a Japanese port city. . The game was originally released in Japan on the Sega Saturn in 1997 although it would not receive an English release until 2013, when the game was remade for the Nintendo 3DS.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Atlus announced today that the forgotten Shin Megami Tensei spinoff (which itself is part of the Devil Summoner series) will receive a sequel in the form of Soul Hackers 2, out launching this August for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Like Persona before it, Soul Hackers 2 has the distinction of removing “Shin Megami Tensei” and “Devil Summoner” from its name, separating itself into a separate JRPG series under the leadership of Atlus. This is also a rare game from the publisher that can come to the Xbox system at launch.
Like its predecessor, Soul Hackers 2 is set in a depiction of future Japan and focuses on two opposing factions of Devil Summoner as they engage in war with a supernatural being called a supernatural being. is Aion. The game will feature a new incarnation of the beloved Press-Turn combat system in Shin Megami Tensei and will incorporate All-Out Attacks, a tool previously exclusive to Persona. The game is being directed by Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE led Eiji Ishida and Mitsuru Hirata, with character designs from RWBY manga artist Shirow Miwa.
Soul Hackers 2 will also be a new title receiving simultaneous worldwide launches from Atlus and Sega following the success of Shin Megami Tensei 5 last August. The game will release with both Japanese and English voice options and subtitles for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. A collector’s edition has also been confirmed for PlayStation releases in Japan.
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