Soul Hackers 2 Third Summoner’s Guide Released
Atlus released the third video in its Summoner’s Guide series for Soul Hackers 2. Like previous videos, it is hosted by the game’s main protagonist Ringo. The eight-minute video covers the game’s setting, party member Saizo, and demon fusion and growth.
Soul Hackers 2 is set in a world where demons exist and can form contracts with Devil Summoners, who utilise the demons’ powers. The Devil Summoners are grouped into various factions, such as Yatagarasu and the Phantom Society, the latter being a secretive and nefarious group aiming to summon a being called the Great One. There are various facilities that support Summoners, including a facility for upgrading COMPs, devices Summoners use to wield their demons’ powers, and the Demon Fusion specialist Victor’s Cirque du Goumaden. Some of these facilities have had districts develop around them, hidden from the public, where Summoners will not engage in fights due to a mutual truce.
Demon Fusion allows players to combine demons to form a new one. Normal fusions let players combine any two demons, while special fusions require a specific set of demons to be fused. When fusing demons, certain skills can be inherited by the new demon in addition to the regular skills that new demon has. Players can search for specific demons to learn the criteria needed to get them from fusion. As demons level up, they will also learn new skills. When a demon learns all available skills, it will offer the player a gift. There are multiple types of gifts, with the most powerful being Mystiques, items that can be equipped on a COMP to provide effects such as reducing MP cost of skills, enabling additional skills, and more.
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.