Atlus USA announces Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. It’s a great day for RPG fans

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers was never released outside of Japan. It was first released for the Sega Saturn back in 1997 and then ported over the PlayStation later in 1999. While only two games were released in the US (Persona and Persona 2 Eternal Punishment), fans always wondered if the game would ever make it over ever since the original plan was to localize was denied.

Fans wondered if the game would be finally making it over to the US and Europe after it was released in Japan back in August, and today Atlus USA made the announcement that the game would be coming over in Spring 2013.

The game centers around a colossal electronic network in the future. Surreal virtual worlds give people experiences never before conceived. Everything is perfect until an evil organization known as the Phantom Society plans 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.

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The game is an action RPG and allows you to get demons to fight alongside you in battle, as well as fuse them into stronger monsters. The 3DS version received graphical changes, new dungeons and demons not in the original game, as well as a special added bonusincluding Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzonoha XIV and his counterpart Raido as a special boss in the game.

Here is the Japanese trailer for the game:

Atlus USA just launched the website for the game. The site still being updated, but you can check it out at http://www.atlus.com/soulhackers/

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