Atlus developed and released the future role-playing video game Soul Hackers 2, which is the sixth installment of the Megami Tensei franchise, and the sequel to Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (1997). It is expected to be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S in August 2022.
Soul Hackers 2 depicts the Yatagarasu and the Phantom Society, two opposing Devil Summoner factions in the twenty-first century.
Ringo and Figure, two supernatural Aion beings, have entered the human world from the beginning of the information stream in an attempt to avoid a catastrophic event that they anticipate will bring humanity to a halt.
Soul Hackers 2's combat system is based on the mainline Shin Megami Tensei games' Press Turn system. It is a turn-based role-playing game.
Soul Hackers 2 Gameplay
Battles involve a group of four players and their elemental affinities, as they alternate turns, and physical strikes and magic abilities that conjure demons to perform elemental attacks.
If a player is able to exploit an enemy or enemy group's vulnerability to a specific Skill, they can use it. The Skill Sabbath targets all vulnerable enemies in battle and causes significant damage to all of the current party members, as well as the All-Out Attack Skill, which is a major feature of the Persona series.
Demon encounters can also be resolved through negotiation, giving the party the opportunity to increase the desire for their party.
Demon fusion, which allows two or more hired demons to be fused together to create a new demon type while carrying over selected or randomized Skills from each individual demon, also allows for the manual summoning of additional demons.
Another characteristic that was carried over from the Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE (2015) and the Persona video games is the use of gentle social simulation.
Outside of combat, the player takes control of Ringo, the game's main character, allowing her to roam freely along the main city's streets and stop by other attractions like shops to purchase and equip new clothes, armor, accessories, and weapons she may use in conflicts.
The player may also choose to interact with other party members outside of battle, which deepens their friendships and unlocks special abilities that may be shared among party members in battle.
On the 25th August 2022, Soul Hackers 2 will be released.