Atlus Launches Soul Hackers Official Website

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

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Earlier today, Atlus opened up the official website for Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.  As stated in a previous article, this is a remake of a Sega Saturn game released back in 1997 that was never released here, neither was the PlayStation 1 version or it’s updated re-releases. While nothing really is shown outside of a brief synopsis of the story and a few character profiles, more details will be revealed as the release date approaches.


Sega Saturn Japanese Release

The Original Release



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  • I hope this one makes it to the U.S. — The first Devil Summoner, which got rereleased on the PSP, never made it outside of Japan, just like the original version.

    • After doing some research, it appears that the lack of a PSP localization is actually Sony’s fault. Atlus looked into the possiblity of localizing the PSP version of Devil Summoner, but were blocked by Sony, who said that they couldn’t release it due to the remake not having anything in the way of new content.

      Which is kind of insane, given that Devil Summoner was never released in North America in the first place, but Sony has always had these strange guidelines regarding what games could and couldn’t be localized. Their policies effectively helped shut down Working Designs.

  • I’ve heard Soul Hackers is probably the earliest Megami Tensei title that is still accessible. It straddles the line between the older games with their antiquated, insanely esoteric mechanics, and the more modern games that are significantly more playable. I hope Atlus brings this one over, but Atlus USA has been pretty good with DS and 3DS releases up to now.