Second Soul Hackers 2 Summoner’s Guide Released
Atlus released a second “Summoner’s Guide” video for the upcoming Soul Hackers 2. The nine-minute video, presented by main protagonist Ringo in Japanese with English subtitles available, introduces the concept of Covenants. These are five sources of spiritual energy that are believed to summon the “Great One” when gathered together. The Phantom Society is a secret organisation led by a character called Iron Mask, who is looking to claim the Covenants, while Ringo — sent to Earth by its “overseer” Aion — and her allies attempt to stop him. The guide also provides some extra details on party member Milady following her recent character trailer.
In addition to the story details, the video also introduces the basics of the game’s dungeon exploration. As players progress through dungeons, they will encounter red icons denoting enemies that will chase them down. If players are caught, the enemy will have initiative in the subsequent battles. However, if Ringo slashes them with her sword first, players can gain the advantage or simply walk past them. Ringo can also send her demons out on reconnaissance, reuniting with them later in the dungeon where they might have found items or offer assistance such as healing or introductions to other demons.
Soul Hackers 2 is a new title in Shin Megami Tensei’s Devil Summoner spin-off series. The game is being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S and is planned to release in Japan on August 25, 2022, and in North America and Europe on August 26, 2022.