Persona Rival Soul Hackers New Project Teased by Atlus


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Shin Megami Tensei developer Atlus is teasing a new project in the series: Soul Hackers is coming back.

Atlus’ Japanese Twitter account has been teasing the return of Shin Megami Tensei spinoff Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. On February 17, 2022, a new Soul Hackers Twitter account, retweeted by Atlus, shared a link to a short “Soul Hackers” countdown page. Once the countdown ended on February 17 20:00 JST, the page was updated with another countdown, which is now ending on February 21.

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Persona rival Soul Hackers is getting a new project by Atlus

Simultaneously, the Soul Hackers Twitter is now asking fans of the Shin Megami Tensei series several questions such as:

Fans can answer the tweets with Japanese hashtags for each of the questions. According to the header page of the Soul Hackers Twitter account and the countdown, it is gathering and analyzing information on humans. The results of the analysis will be published when the countdown ends, on the “Aion Live Broadcasting Sequence” stream.

New Soul Hackers: How to watch the Aion Live Broadcasting Sequence reveal stream on February 21

The countdown to the Aion Live Broadcasting Sequence will end on February 21 at 20:00 JST. In other time zones, the announcement will be at:

  • 6 AM EST
  • 3 AM PST
  • 11 AM GMT

Soul Hackers was one of the first spinoffs of the Shin Megami Tensei RPG series, and was released in 1997 on Sega Saturn, one year after the first Persona game. Set in the near future, Soul Hackers follows a group of hackers who find a demon summoning gun and end up fighting an impending demon menace. The game uses a turn-based battle system and the Shin Megami Tensei series’ iconic demonic fusions.

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers was also one of the Atlus games that got a Nintendo 3DS remake. The remake was in fact the first time the JRPG was officially localized in English.

Now that Atlus has been bought over by Sega, more and more of the studio’s game have been localized, with some even getting worldwide releases like Shin Megami Tensei V on Switch. If a new Soul Hackers game is announced, we’ll hopefully get a Western release quickly confirmed.

Atlus is also working on Persona 6, which was teased several times now. The game should be revealed in Fall 2022 at the end of the Persona 25th anniversary celebrations.

What are your thoughts on this new Soul Hackers countdown? Do you think we’ll get a new remake of Devil Summoner Soul Hackers, or a brand new game? Tell me in the comments below!

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