Fifth Soul Hackers 2 Summoner’s Guide Details the Soul Matrix
Atlus released the fifth entry in its series of Summoner’s Guide videos for the upcoming Soul Hackers 2. As with previous videos, the video features Japanese audio with English subtitles as protagonist Ringo once again acts as presenter and narrator, with this latest entry covering the game’s Soul Matrix.
Beneath the game’s capital city is an area called the Axis, which functions as the main base for Aion, for which Ringo is an agent. Here’s players can talk to Aion’s representative Flamma. Within Axis is an expansive area called the Soul Matrix, which features dungeons associated with party members Arrow, Milady, and Saizo that represent their mental states. Meanwhile, Ringo can increase her soul level with others through personal events in the city; by increasing this soul level, Ringo can explore deeper within this dungeons in addition to gaining other bonuses such as new summoner skills and stat upgrades.
The Soul Matrix dungeons provide additional opportunities for players to level up their party, and also provide glimpses of the characters’ pasts through Vision Quests. Completing these quests helps further strengthen the party, and are joined by other Soul Matrix quests collectively referred to as “Aion Order”. Other requests include defeating enemies with specific conditions or collecting items, with the Aion Order quests providing various different rewards.
Soul Hackers 2 is a new title in Shin Megami Tensei’s Devil Summoner spin-off series and is set in a world where certain people are able to command demons to fight using customisable devices called COMPs. It follows Ringo, an agent sent by “humanity’s overseer” Aion to investigate and intervene in the Phantom Society’s bid to summon the “Great One”. 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