Initially launched in 1997, Soul Hackers was a huge commercial and critical success for Atlus. The game was a part of the Devil Summoner subseries of Megami Tensei. Although this series is not as popular as other RPGs like Final Fantasy, Megami Tensei is massive in Japan and has a cult following in other countries. Soul Hackers is one of the more popular games of the series. But even with its success, Soul Hackers hasn’t got a sequel in 25 years. But that might be about to change as Atlus is teasing a new game in the series.
A new tweet by an account called Soul-hackers.jp posted a countdown which Atlus retweeted. The Countdown is for four days and has a caption that says “Hack Begins.” This is followed by a timer counting down to February 21. Sega and Atlus have the page trademarked, and it’s visible on the bottom. So, it’s most probably an official Soul Hackers page.
The date in the joined section in the Twitter bio of the Soul Hackers page, which posted the tweet, is also February 2022. So this account is new, and the retweet from Atlus West tells us it’s real too. Therefore making a new account to post a countdown shows it will be in use for a longer time.
The page posted two Tweets with the Countdown. The first one had the caption:
Nice to meet you, we are Aion.
Follow this account.
I need your help.
It worked, too, because the account has gained 10 thousand followers in mere hours. Another tweet with the Countdown was also posted with the caption:
Aion predicted the destruction of humankind.
The sequence to avoid destruction will start today at 20:00.
Please observe and cooperate.
The tweets takes us to the countdown page we have already talked about. Nobody has any idea what this Countdown leads to. Most assume that this is going to be a new Soul Hackers game. But, it can also be a remake of the original on the current generation consoles.
Soul Hackers is an RPG in the fictional Amami City of Japan, an advanced center of the country. The player is part of a hacker group called the Spookies who gain access to an online game that can control the citizens of Amami. This game is Paradigm X and has supernatural forces present in it. You work with troops to stop demon attacks all over the city. And your helper is a demon in your best friend’s body. So, the game has a fascinating narrative, to say the very least.
Soul hackers recently did get a port on the Nintendo 3DS in 2012. It was very successful in the states, so fans also speculate a new port can result from the Countdown. But, most are hoping for a complete remake of the original game or a sequel. A sequel for Soul Hackers will do well in the current generation, so hopefully, Atlus is announcing a new game at the end of the Countdown.
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