Whereas the world waits for extra information of what Atlus has deliberate for Persona’s twenty fifth anniversary, the writer has as a substitute introduced Soul Hackers 2, a recreation that’s not Persona 6 however nonetheless fairly rattling cool.
A welcome shock in its personal proper, Soul Hackers 2 is a sequel to 1997’s Satan Summoner: Soul Hackers, one of many extra obscure Shin Megami Tensei spinoffs. Initially launched for the Sega Saturn in Japan, the sport merged the demon recruiting of its mother or father sequence with a ‘90s cyberpunk story about Paradigm X, a Matrix-like digital world that was covertly used to steal the souls of customers.
The sequel doubles down on the tech-fueled occult-Matrix concept of the unique, with a staff of Satan Summoners working to avert an apocalypse that spans each the actual and digital worlds, utilizing the facility of demons to assist them. Like most Shin Megami Tensei spinoffs, this can probably contain gathering a great deal of demons in addition to dungeon crawling, and maybe greater than a little bit nostalgia for followers of unloved Sega Saturn JRPGs.
PSA for these interested by taking part in the primary recreation: The one English-language launch of Satan Summoner: Soul Hackers got here by way of an enhanced 3DS port that you could nonetheless buy from the Nintendo eShop — however solely earlier than it closes subsequent 12 months.
Soul Hackers 2 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X on August 26, 2022.