Thankfully I keep my soul safe behind firewalls and proxies
Capcom wasn’t the only company with a countdown clock leading to today. Atlus also had its own thing going, but it was slightly less mysterious about what would be announced when the clock struck zero, given the website was specifically for Soul Hackers. Early this morning, the developer pulled back the curtain on the Soul Hackers 2 trailer and it looks pretty damn good. Sadly, this is one of those age-restricted trailers which YouTube insists you watch on its website.
In Soul Hackers 2, players will take up the role of Ringo, a super-intelligent AI, as they team up with various allies to save the world from certain doom. The game is a long, long, long, long-awaited follow-up to Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, which was originally released in 1997 on the Sega Saturn. A 3DS port was released back in 2013 that brought the game to a worldwide audience. If you haven’t played it yet, just remember you only have a year before the 3DS eShop shuts down.
Soul Hackers 2 will launch on August 26, 2022, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Curiously, the Japanese press release for the game lists the Xbox versions as being download only. I’m sure a Switch port will arrive sometime after the console gets Persona 5 Royal.
Speaking of P5, costumes for the Phantom Thieves will be available in Soul Hackers 2 as preorder DLC, though so far this is only being promoted on the Japanese website.