Today Atlus released a massive gallery of screenshots and artwork of the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2.
The story is set in the middle of the 21st century, with Devil Summoners being individuals who control the paranormal power of “Devil” they have been living unnoticed behind the scenes until now.
Aion is an existence that watches over the world, born from extreme technology and beyond human intelligence, it detects that the end of the world is coming.
Its agent Ringo and Fig descend to the human world to prevent the incoming destruction, moving to protect the two people necessary to avoid the end of the world. Yet, when they reach them, they have already been killed.
Ringo uses her ability “Soul Hack” to revive her target, giving him a second chance. The agents team up with the revived soul hackers to investigate the end of the world.
We take a look at the characters Ringo, Fig, Arrow, Milady, and Cyzo.
Devil Summoners strike contracts with devils and use their powers to deal with events that are beyond human comprehension. Yet, there are quite a few that use them to pursue evil goals, including assassinations and crimes.
They are split into organizations and Ringi’s struggle to prevent the end of the world will involve her with two opposing organizations, the Phantom Society and Yatagarasu.
Devil summoners use a gadget called comp that assists in summoning their abilities. Its shape depends on the summoner that can remodel it into their favorite items or ornaments. RINGO’s COMP is more advanced, as it has been enhanced by Aion’s tech.
Ringo and Fig are agents of Aion, and they’re sentient beings with their own will, biologically almost identical to humans. While limited, they can use some of Aion’s powers.
One of these is the Soul Hack, which lets them interfere with the human mind and soul. Ringo uses this power on the dying mind of Arrow, drawing out his regret for his death and his strong desire to live. Even Ringo doesn’t fully understand this ability.
Devils are spiritual beings that have coexisted since ancient times with humans. They’re not necessarily evil, and they also include gods and fairies.
When a Devil Summoner strikes a contract with them, they can summon their powers via the COMP. In a secret location, it seems that a secret ritual allows the combination of devils to create new ones.
The Sabbath lets you summon a devil instantly if you attack an enemy devil with the element it’s weak to. The summoned demons will attack all at once when commanded by Ringo. By making good use of the Sabbath you can wipe out the enemy.
Devil Summoners are the only one 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 merging, comp upgrade, and information gathering.
You can find out all the screenshots below.
Soul Hackers 2 releases 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.