A remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (Soul Hackers) is available in the Nintendo eShop in North America for the first time. It is the sequel to the 1995 Sega Saturn game, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, which was only released in Japan. Soul Hackers, like its predecessor, was also a Japanese-exclusive game until today.
Soul Hackers follows the story of an unnamed protagonist living in Amami City, a technological marvel where personal computers are freely available to all its citizens. The PCs allow people to connect to a virtual city called Paradigm X. When the main character attempts to hack into Paradigm X, he accidentally obtains a COMP (GUMP), a device found in the Megami Tensei universe, that functions like a gun and allows him to communicate and control demons. His attempt to hack also causes his 18-year-old girlfriend, Hitomi Tono, to be possessed by the demon Nemissa. The series of events alerts the Phantom Society, a secret organization set out to steal all the souls in Paradigm X.
The 3DS remake keeps the graphical style of the original 1997 version but is optimized with 3D graphics. To utilize the 3DS’s dual screens, players will be able to adjust the difficulty of the game and access other features as they progress in the game via the bottom touch screen. The remake also utilizes the StreetPass function of the 3Ds to evolve a new type of demon, called Nemechi.
To find out more about the remake, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, visit http://www.atlus.com/soulhackers.