Atlus recently released some new screenshots for the 3DS remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. The first image shows off the gun-type computer (the GUMP), which will be absolutely essential to any player entering the world of Soul Hackers. With the GUMP, players will be able to negotiate with, summon, and fuse demons – a feature familiar to fans of the SMT franchise. It will also serve as a mini-map to help player’s keep track of their progress through each dungeon. In addition, with the use of the COMP hack feature, players can can customize the difficulty of the game. The difficulty can be increased or decreased, auto-mapping can be turned on and off, teams can be created which completely ignore demon affiliation, and much more.

Soul Hackers - GUMP

As in many entries in the SMT franchise, players will be able to fuse demons together to create even stronger team members. Victor will be your guide in doing so. Soul Hackers has nearly 300 demons to choose from, including more than 30 brand new ones. In addition, players will have access to the Demon Compendium – an incredibly useful tool that will allow players to register their demons in the compendium, and, for a price, recall them at any point in the game.

Soul Hackers - Victor

Soul Hackers is set in a futuristic world, where advanced technology and supernatural forces clash. Set in the year 2030, players will be immersed in an extremely futuristic world – but colorful characters, and remnants of olden days can still be seen throughout the game.

Soul Hackers - Old Woman Soul Hackers - Rockin' Greaser

The game, originally released on the Sega Saturn, features a host of sleek enhancements – not least of all the addition of a voiced cast. At any time during the game, players can access the Soul Hackers’ Digest, which will allow them to review any dialogue or portions of the main story line.

Soul Hackers will be released in North America on April 16th, 2013. For more information, visit the game’s official website.

Daymon Trapold
Daymon joined oprainfall because he has a deep, nerdy love for niche games—basically anything Atlus-/XSEED-/Aksys-/NIS-related. An obscene collector of such games (some may call it obsessive), he is also a part-time bassoonist and a full-time dork.