|Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers|
|Publisher|| Atlus |
NIS America (EU)
|Platform(s)|| Sega Saturn |
|ESRB||M for Mature|
| November 13, 1997 |
April 8, 1999
August 30, 2012
|April 16, 2013|
|September 13, 2013|
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (デビルサマナー ソウル ハッカーズ, Debiru Samanā Souru Hakkāzu) is the second game in the Devil Summoner series.
In the future, Amami City is connected to a colossal electronic network. Surreal virtual worlds give people experiences never before conceived. Everything appears to be glorious but an evil hidden in shadows is beginning to stir in the form of an organization known as the Phantom Society, which seeks to steal the souls of every inhabitant via Paradigm X — a new virtual world of their creation. It's up to a group of amateur hackers known as the Spookies to stop them.
Vision Quest characters Edit
Atlus USA tried to localize Soul Hackers, but Sony refused it. However, it was announced that a 3DS remake is being made. Aeon Genesis, the group that made the English patch of Shin Megami Tensei I and II for the Super Famicon, is making an English patch for Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers for the PlayStation. The project is still in progress, but in the profile of the project says that it's going to be easy. It's still at 20% to this day.
Devil Hackers, another romhacking group that made the fan translation of Persona 2: Innocent Sin, is currently working on Soul Hackers, with the main objective now is to insert the translation, yet Gemini is working on another project at the moment, so it's on hold. The actual translation is complete but hacking it into the game still requires a lot of time. The project is still on hold with it being at 40% completion, and they will continue it even with the 3DS remake coming out, due to the 3DS being region locked, therefore only being available to 3DS owners, while anyone with any type of PlayStation build (including emulators) will be able to play the PS1 version.
A Nintendo 3DS remake has been announced to come out in Japan on August 30, 2012. It features animated battle sprites, a new intro, improved controls, smoother animation, new artwork, and quicker loading times. It also features fully voiced dialogue—samples of which can be listened to on the official Japanese website.
On June 20, it was announced that the 3DS remake would feature 30 new demons that were not present in the original game. One of these demons is Nemechi, a whole new demon never seen before in the series. Similar to the demons, it does not gain experience by aiding the player in battle. Instead, it grows stronger everytime the player uses the Nintendo 3DS's StreetPass feature. Nemechi appears as a normal demon at first glance but the more StreetPasses the player gets the demon will change its appearance. In the US version of the game the player can use Nintendo 3DS Play Coins to strengthen Nemechi instead of relying on StreetPass.
On August 7, it was announced that Raidou Kuzonoha XIV and his counterpart Raido makes a cameo in the game, It was later revealed that they appear in the EX dungeon as ultimate bosses.
A North American localization was announced on December 19 and arrived in the 3DS E-Shop on April 16, 2013.