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Soul Hackers 2 Worldview Trailer Sets up the Plot

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Soul Hackers 2 releases in just under a month, and Atlus wants to make sure everyone’s on the same page, story-wise. The new Soul Hackers 2 worldview trailer serves that purpose.

Formally called the “World Overview Full Explanation”, the Soul Hackers 2  worldview trailer is narrated by Tomokazu Sugita. Sugita’s narrated quite a few Atlus trailers, including daily demon features for Shin Megami Tensei V.

Check it out below.

The Soul Hackers 2 worldview trailer establishes the setting as the mid-21st century. It’s a time when human technology has stagnated, and its culture has entered slow decline. But lo, the Singularity looms. Technology spontaneously leaves the hands of its creators, evolving on its own. Within the communications network Neuron, a will emerges: Aion. Predicting the imminent end of the world, Aion creates two agents to make first contact with humanity: Ringo and Figue.

Meanwhile, in the shadows, secret organizations battle over the Covenant, the “keyword” to change the fate of the world. The Phantom Society and Yatagarasu war using Devil Summoners. Devil Summoners can form contracts with demons, calling on their power. It’s into this Maelstrom that Ringo and Figue enter.

The worldview trailer bills Soul Hackers 2 as a next-gen game to “succeed” the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei franchise. It ends with the release date, as well as promoting the game’s premium editions and pre-order Persona tie-in DLC.

Soul Hackers 2 launches on August 26, 2022 worldwide. It’ll appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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