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Soul Hackers 2 x Persona 5 Crossover And Limited Edition Detailed

Everything you need to know about the Soul Hackers 2 and Persona 5 crossover

February 22, 2022

Atlus has officially announced Soul Hackers 2 after a countdown, and while the new Shin Megami Tensei spinoff got a worldwide release date on all platforms but Nintendo Switch, in Japan, the game also got a special Persona 5 crossover rolling around.

Atlus aims to revive the Devil Summoner series with a sequel to Soul Hackers and bring it to new heights. Just like with Persona, the game’s official title dropped the Shin Megami Tensei prefix, only going by Soul Hackers 2. This shows the series is striving to obtain some independence from its grandad, and maybe reach the same popularity level as Persona 5.

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You’ll also notice after checking out the reveal trailer, further down below, that Soul Hackers 2 has a distinct Tokyo Mirage Sessions feel to it, which makes perfect sense as the two JRPGs share the same core staff.

The reveal trailer for Soul Hackers 2 introduced its female protagonist Ringo, a hacker leading a team trying to save the world from a demon apocalypse, as part of an organization named Aion. In Japanese, Ringo is voiced by Tomoyo Kurosawa, a seiyuu you often find in idol-themed franchises. Tomoyo Kurosawa most notably voiced Arisugawa Otome in Aikatsu, Garara in PriPara, and Sothis in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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Soul Hackers 2 gets Persona 5 music and costumes in crossover collab DLC

The first print copies of Soul Hackers 2 in Japan will include DLC codes for Persona 5 costumes. The party members of Soul Hackers 2 will get the Phantom Thieves outfits of Joker, Ryuji, Anne, and Goro. You’ll also be able to use the BGM Keeper of Lust during battles, and get a special Phantom Thief Mask accessory which boosts critical hit rate of firearms. Check out the costumes in the gallery below.

These Persona 5 bonuses were not announced outside Japan as of now. However it’s very likely they will come over in some form.

Soul Hackers 2 PS4, PS5 physical limited edition in Japan: 25th Anniversary Edition details

  • Soul Hackers 25th Anniversary Music Album (30 tracks on 3 CDs): Arranged by the Atlus Sound Team and MONACA, with 20 contemporary arrangements and 10 soul jazz-style arrangements of old and new Soul Hackers music.
  • Soul Hackers 25th Anniversary Book: Over 100 pages of old and new artwork, staff interviews, setting materials.
  • A figure of Aiho-kun figure: Aiho-kun is a fusion between Soul Hackers 2 protagonist Ringo and Jack Frost, the figure is about 8 CM in height.
  • A maid costume DLC for Ringo inspired by Mary’s costume in Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.
  • Aiho-kun as a DLC demon to summon.
  • Sold for 17,380 Yen tax included (around $150.)

That’s everything you need to know about the limited edition for Soul Hackers 2 in Japan. If you’d like to import it, check the shops where you can pre-order links on the game’s Japanese official site.

Soul Hackers 2 Japanese physical limited edition sample:

This is what Mary looks like in the original Soul Hackers:

Soul Hackers 2 worldwide version release date and info breakdown

  • Release date: August 26, 2022.
  • Coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11, Steam.
  • Will have Japanese and English voiceover.
  • Text in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
  • Producer: Eiji Ishida.
  • Director: Mitsuru Hirata.
  • Production Manager: Shinjiro Takata.
  • Music by MONACA.
  • Character design by Miwa Shirow (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, 7th Dragon III, Brynhildr in FGO).

Soul Hackers 2 will launch one day early in Japan, on August 25, 2022.

Eiji Ishida was the chief battle designer of Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei, also known as Tokyo Mirage Sessions, or Sharp FE. He was the director of SMT Strange Journey, and also did artwork on Growlanser VI, Radiant Historia and SMT IV.

Mitsuru Hirata was the chief director of Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and director of Radiant Historia.

Eiji Ishida and Mitsuru Hirata’s presence on the staff explains why Soul Hackers 2 feels so much like a Tokyo Mirage Sessions sequel.

MONACA is a huge group of composers which was founded by NieR‘s Keiichi Okabe in 2004. Last but not least, Miwa Shirow has a very colorful style perfect for the character design in kind of psychedelic, futuristic settings.

You can find the reveal trailer for Soul Hackers 2 below and the game’s first screenshots. What do you all think of the game? Tell me in the comments below!

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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