last week, atleast It released a mysterious trailer related to the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, one of its longest running franchises. Over its 35-year history, the Shin Megami Tensei series has received many episodic elements that have become something else entirely, such as Persona and surviving devil.
Fans soon found out that this countdown was related to Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. It has now been revealed that the announcement is none other than Soul Hackers 2, which is the sequel to the Sega Saturn game released in 1997. In fact, the sequel was revealed later this year.
The game is an RPG that features many of the elements found in Persona Q as well, and features a detective story that follows a group of hackers called the Spookies in a futuristic Japanese city. Years after its original release, the title appeared in English in 2013, when it came to the Nintendo 3DS.
Atlus today announced that Soul Hackers 2 will launch this August for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Like Persona, Soul Hackers 2 features the titles “Shin Megami Tensei” and “Devil Summoner” from its name, separating itself as a franchise distinct from Atlus.
Like its predecessor, Soul Hackers 2 is set in a futuristic city in Japan and centers on two opposing factions that engage in electronic warfare with a supernatural being known as Aion.
The game will feature a combat system similar to Shin Megami Tensei, and will include All-Out Attacks, a mechanic that was previously exclusive to Persona. Additionally, the title is directed by Eiji Ishida and Mitsuru Hirata, with character designs by manga artist RWBY Shiro Miwa.
Soul Hackers 2 will also be another title receiving a simultaneous global release from Atlus and Sega following the success of Shin Megami Tensei V. The game will be released with Japanese and English audio options, and subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
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