Consumers will be able to upgrade their PlayStation 4 (PS4) version of Soul Hackers 2 to the PlayStation 5 (PS5) version for free. Atlus elaborated on the upgrade through a blog post on its website. This included the confirmation that users will be able to move their data from the PS4 version to the PS5.
That said, there are some stipulations to upgrading the PS4 version of Soul Hackers 2 to the PS5 version. If consumers have purchased the PlayStation 4 physical edition of Soul Hackers 2, they will need to insert their disc into the PlayStation 5 to boot up the game. However, the PlayStation 5 version of the game can then be downloaded for no additional charge.
Atlus also stated that the Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of Soul Hackers 2 will be strictly download-only in Japan. This means the title will not receive a physical release within that region.
Additionally, pre-order bonuses will apply to both the physical and digital versions of Soul Hackers 2. The pre-order bonuses include Persona 5 skins and access to music from the game. Atlus does clarify, however, that pre-order bonuses for the physical edition are limited. That is not the case for digital versions of the game. So long as consumers pre-order the digital version of the game before its official release, they will be eligible to receive the content.
Soul Hackers 2 will release on August 25, 2022 in Japan and August 26, 2022 in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.