Today, Atlus released a huge gallery of screenshots and artwork from the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2.
The story is set in the mid-21st century, with devil summoners being individuals who control the paranormal power of the “devil”. They have lived so far unnoticed behind the scenes.
Aion is a world-watching existence, born of extreme technology and beyond human intelligence, it senses that the end of the world is near.
His agent Ringo and Fig descend into the human world to prevent impending destruction, moving to protect the two people needed to avert the end of the world. Yet when they reach them, they have already been killed.
Ringo uses his “Soul Hack” ability to revive his target, giving them a second chance. Agents team up with the resurrected Soul Pirates to investigate the end of the world.
We take a look at the characters Ringo, Fig, Arrow, Milady, and Cyzo.
Devil Summoners make contracts with demons and use their powers to deal with events beyond human comprehension. Yet there are many who use them to pursue evil goals including assassination and crimes.
They are divided into organizations and Ringi’s struggle to prevent the end of the world will involve him with two opposing organizations, the Phantom Society and Yatagarasu.
Diabolic Summoners use a gadget called COMP which helps them summon their abilities. Its form depends on the summoner who can transform it into favorite objects or ornaments. RINGO’s COMP is more advanced, as it has been enhanced by Aion’s technology.
Ringo and Fig are agents of Aion, and they are sentient beings with their own will, biologically nearly identical to humans. Although limited, they can use some of Aion’s powers.
One of them is the Soul Hack, which allows them to interfere with the human mind and soul. Ringo uses this power on Arrow’s dying spirit, bringing out his regret over his death and his strong desire to live. Even Ringo doesn’t fully understand this ability.
Devils are spiritual beings who coexist since ancient times with humans. They’re not necessarily evil, and they also include gods and fairies.
When a Devil Summoner contracts with them, they can summon their powers through the COMP. In a secret place, it seems that a secret ritual allows the combination of demons to create new ones.
Sabbat allows you to summon a demon instantly if you attack an enemy demon with the element it is weak to. Summoned demons will all attack at once when commanded by Ringo. By making good use of the Sabbath, you can annihilate the enemy.
The Devil Summoners are the only ones who can enter the secret city of Realm, protected by a barrier that prevents normal humans from perceiving it. In Realm, Devils and Devil Summoners walk side by side, and there are many facilities that can be used, including Devil Fusion, COMP Upgrade, and Information Gathering.
You can check out all the screenshots below.
Soul Hackers 2 will be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam and Windows Store) on August 26, just one day after the Japanese launch on August 25.