Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Announced for North America

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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ATLUS Prepares to Deliver Another Top RPG to North America This Coming Spring 2013

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — DECEMBER 19, 2012 — ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., announced today that Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Summoner®: Soul Hackers is set for an official release in North America this coming Spring 2013, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld. Developed by ATLUS and originally released for the Sega Saturn system in Japan back in 1997 and for the PlayStation system in 1999, Soul Hackers will make its debut in North America with a variety of new gameplay features, enhancements, and a full English localization.

Soul Hackers delivers a first-person, dungeon-crawling RPG experience set in a future where technology and otherworldly forces meet in a macabre fusion of cyberpunk futurism and gothic horror. A first-person sci-fi RPG epic, Soul Hackers tells of a city held up as a beacon of humanity’s triumph of technology, but with an infernal secret. In this would-be utopia, a group of hackers takes on a centuries-old mystic society, and a battle for control over humanity’s fate is about to begin.

In the classic tradition of Shin Megami Tensei, players will have the compelling choice throughout their dungeon exploration to fight the enemy demons they encounter, or negotiate with them in an attempt to turn them into allies and teammates. Soul Hackers on 3DS includes access to 30 additional demons, a new opening animation movie and theme song, improved controls, and quicker loading times. Additionally players can use the 3DS’ bottom screen as an auto-mapping function, and engage a COMP hack to change difficulty levels on the fly and fill out maps without walking through. After clearing the game initially, the 3DS version of Soul Hackers also delivers an extra dungeon, where players will witness the appearance of Raidou Kuzunoha from the previous Devil Summoner games.

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“Soul Hackers’ first-week debut at number two among all titles in Japan is a testament to the continuing quality and popularity of the Shin Megami Tensei series, suggesting a bright future on the 3DS,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, ATLUS. “With the vast array of new features, content, and extensive localization, this long-awaited release will be even more exciting for fans in North America.”

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  • Pearljam8989

    cant, wait

  • Neat … but really over the whole HD re-release stuff. There are so many NEW titles that deserve the localization treatment first. Give us that first Atlus than lets talk =)

    • This *is* a new title for North America.

    • RockinCellist

      I’m really over the whole “I’m really over the whole HD re-release stuff”
      It’s like a stigma with you people to say something is HD re-released.
      If it works and if it’s a masterpiece, it deserves an encore. No one is forcing you to buy it.

  • Oh atlus, your so good to me.

  • Atlus, you have convinced me to go out and buy a 3DS. You convinced me to buy a Vita when P4G was announced, now Soul Hackers will send me back to the store for a 3DS.

  • handsomejack47

    BRB getting money for it.

  • Atlus, I love you guys. I wasn’t sure if this one was coming over but you pulled through again. And like Etrian Odyssey, you should resell the Raidou Kuzunoha games since they’re part of the Devil Summoner sub-series. Pretty please?

  • Excellent, now all I need is a 3DS.