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Soul Hackers Finally Making North American Debut

by Tyler Ohlew - December 19, 2012, 4:22 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Long lost Saturn RPG sees new life, and an American release on 3DS.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers for the Nintendo 3DS is coming to North America in the Spring of 2013.

The game, released this past August in Japan, is an updated port of the Sega Saturn and PlayStation title released in 1997 and 1999 respectively. It is a first-person dungeon-crawler that has you controlling a group of hackers as they attempt to save humanity from an ancient society. Demons encountered within the dungeon can be fought or conversed with, a successful conversation will have them join your party.

New to the 3DS version of the game are 30 additional demons to the 100+ found in previous versions, a new animated opening, a new theme song, faster loading times, and improved controls. Also new is a demon that levels and grows only through StreetPass encounters with other owners of the game.

The Long Missing Entry in the Popular Devil Summoner Series, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Set For Offical Release In North America For Nintendo 3DS

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.  A new teaser trailer is now available for fans to get a glimpse of this stunning game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIvMsK9vwFI

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. 

"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."

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is not yet rated. For more information, please visit http://www.atlus.com/soulhackers.

Talkback

ShayminDecember 20, 2012

Cyberpunk Megaten.

Q2 is awesome already.

matx88December 21, 2012

I really can't wait for this!! Now all we need is for Altus to announce that Shin Megami Tensei IV will be coming to North America for 3DS!! Fingers crossed  :P

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