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Soul Hackers 2 is a 2022 role-playing game, the fifth entry in the Devil Summoner series, and the second entry in the Soul Hackers sub-series. It was developed and published by Atlus and released worldwide for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam on August 25, 2022.[1][a]

Blurb

Japanese

English

INVESTIGATE THE END OF THE WORLD
Amidst the glimmer of futuristic Japan, a digital hivemind has calculated an imminent apocalypse. Ringo, an agent of Aion, must investigate to stop the butterfly effect and save the fate of humanity.

Synopsis

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Gameplay

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Unlike previous Devil Summoner titles, characters do not fight alongside their demons in Soul Hackers 2. In this game, summoning works differently, dubbed by Ringo as "Aion-enhanced summoning," and demons are equipped by characters directly, which affects their stats, skill list, and resistances.

Updates

Version Release Changes
Version 1.01[3]
WWWorldwide August 25, 2022
  • Added Config menu camera related options.
    • Camera Distance: 11 levels
      • Change the distance between Ringo and the camera. Minimum is the default setting.
    • Camera Movement Speed: 11 levels
      • Adjusts the speed that the camera rotates. Medium is the default setting.
    • Ringo Display Position
      • Adjusts Ringo’s display position to either the left or center. Left is the default setting.
    • Camera Tracking
      • The camera tracks Ringo while she is moving. Adds the option to apply or not apply. Apply is the default setting.
  • Other minor revisions.
Version 1.02[4][5]
WWWorldwide November 16, 2022
  • Dash function
    • A “Dash” function has been added to Ringo’s movement.
    • The user can toggle between “Normal” and “Dash” at will. While in Dash Mode, Ringo’s walking and slashing speeds will increase.
    • Due to the addition of the dash function, the effect of the Summoner Skill “Assassin’s Steps” has been changed to: “For a given distance, enemies will ignore Ringo.”
  • Fast Battle Mode
    • A “Speed Up” mode has been added to battles. Players may freely toggle between normal and high-speed combat.
  • Adjustments
    • Adjusted how long loading-screen tips are shown.
    • Changed the flow of on-screen prompts during soul level increase to reduce the risk of incorrect input from accidental button presses.
    • Added the ability to teleport directly to shops from the City Map.
    • Added the ability to move to the City Map from the Safehouse/Axis.
    • Adjusted and rebalanced enemy spawn rate in dungeons.
    • Rebalanced chances of meeting new demons during Demon Recon.
    • Adjusted skill inheritance rates during demon fusion.
    • Adjusted Costs for summoning demons from the Demon Compendium.
    • Rebalanced the Commander Skill "Ailment Purge."
  • Added four new demons:

Downloadable Content

A number of downloadable content packs were released upon the game's worldwide launch on August 25, 2022.

DLC Title Image Release Price Details Notes
Bonus Demon Pack
United States of America August 25, 2022
$12.99 (NA)
Adds the demons Anahita, Armaiti, Mara, Masakado, Nemissa, Satan, Tzitzimitl, and Zaou-Gongen.
Bonus Story Arc: The Lost Numbers
United States of America August 25, 2022
$9.99 (NA)
Additional story arc centered on the Devil Summoner Nana. Adds an extra dungeon, Hachigaya Training Field.
Booster Item Pack
United States of America August 25, 2022
$4.99 (NA)
Adds modes that allow certain goods to be earned from battles. "Cash Payoffs" adds high resale items, "Incense Payoffs" adds Scented Wood and Scented Wood Shard that can be traded for Incense or Incense Shards, "Unlimited EXP Data" adds experience-giving items.
Costume &
BGM Pack
United States of America August 25, 2022
$12.99 (NA)
Adds sets of outfits, accessories, and background music from various Megami Tensei games. Music is changed in the config menu.

Outfit sets include:

Useful Item Set
+ Extra Difficulty
United States of America August 25, 2022
Free
Adds the hardest difficulty setting, "Very Hard", which disables continues and mid-battle item uses. Also adds a set of items including: 2 Beads, 2 Chakra Pots, 2 Balms of Life, and 1 Original Flame.

Not included in the Digital Premium edition or the DLC bundle.

DLC Bundle
United States of America August 25, 2022
$39.99 (NA)
Adds all above downloadable content packs except for the Useful Item Set + Extra Difficulty.
Ai-Ho Demon Fusion
United States of America August 25, 2022
N/A
Adds the demon Ai-ho.

Not available for individual purchase. Only available as part of the Digital Premium edition.

Mary's Maid Dress
United States of America August 25, 2022
N/A
Adds an outfit based on Mary from Soul Hackers for Ringo, and adds corresponding battle music.

Not available for individual purchase. Only available as part of the Digital Premium edition.

Persona 5 Phantom Thieves Outfits
United States of America August 25, 2022
N/A
Adds outfits based on the Phantom Thieves of Hearts from Persona 5 for all playable characters, and adds corresponding battle music.

Not available for individual purchase. Only available as a pre-order bonus for the Digital Deluxe and Digital Premium editions.

Listings

Characters

Bosses

Demons

Skills

Items

Equipment

Locations

Development

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Nomenclature

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソウルハッカーズ2 Soul Hackers 2
Simplified Chinese 灵魂骇客2 Soul Hackers 2

Traditional Chinese
靈魂駭客2 Soul Hackers 2
French Soul Hackers 2 Soul Hackers 2
German Soul Hackers 2 Soul Hackers 2
Italian Soul Hackers 2 Soul Hackers 2
Korean 소울 해커즈2 Soul Hackers 2
Spanish Soul Hackers 2 Soul Hackers 2

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Notes

  1. Although the Steam website lists the release date as August 25, 2022 in all regions, the Japanese Soul Hackers 2 website lists the Steam version's release date as August 26.[2] This is possibly due to differing time zones.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Release Date: 25 Aug, 2022" Soul Hackers 2 on Steam. Retrieved July 5, 2023. Steam.
  2. Soul-Hackers.jp. Retrieved July 5, 2023. Soul-Hackers.jp.
  3. Atlus, [1]. Published August 25, 2022. Retrieved March 13, 2024. .
  4. Atlus, [2]. Published November 16, 2022. Retrieved March 13, 2024. .
  5. In-Game Patch Notes