Atlus revealed some new information about the upcoming Soul Hackers 2! The game takes place in the mid 21st century and features Devil Summoners, those who are able to wield the power of demons.
Aion, a sentient data collecting being, watches over humanity. However, one day, Aion detects the end of the world and sends two agents, Ringo and Figue to stop it. They must protect two individual Devil Summoners that are instrumental in preventing humanity’s destruction but find them already dead.
Ringo, with her ability “Soul Hack,” revives the Devil Summoners Arrow, Milady, and Saizo. Ringo taps into their memories and by triggering a regretful moment in their death, she’s able to resurrect them. They join both her and Figue to solve the sci-fi mystery behind the end of the world.
Devil Summoners have lived among humans, but have the ability to forge contracts with demons and summon them with a special gadget called COMP. Some use the power of demons to solve paranormal incidents while some use them for more nefarious means. Throughout the game, Ringo will get tied up with two Devil Summoner factions: Phantom Society and Yatagarasu.
While there are regular cities, there are special ones called Realms that only Devil Summoners can enter. They are invisible to regular humans, and demons gather with Devil Summoners in Realms. There are some details about a new battle mechanic called Sabbath. When striking enemy weaknesses, players are able to summon a mob of demon allies to attack foes. For those who’ve played Persona, this sounds similar to its “All Out Attack” mechanic.
Soul Hackers 2 launches on August 26 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Source: Press release, Gematsu
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