Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers confirmed for North America

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers will arrive on North American shores in Spring 2013, Atlus have confirmed.

Having originally released on SEGA Saturn back in 1997, it has received full English localisation, new gameplay features and enhancements, and will debut exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.

In following the traditions of the Shin Megami Tensei series, players may choose between battling demons they encounter through their first-person exploration of the dungeons they encounter, or to attempt to enlist them as allies.

Those that played the original can look forward to 30 additional demons, a new opening animation movie and theme song, improved controls, and quicker loading times.

Once you’ve completed the game, you can investigate an extra dungeon where you’ll witness the appearance of Raidou Kuzunoha from the previous Devil Summoner games.

“Soul Hackers’ first-week debut at number two among all titles in Japan is a testament to the continuing quality and popularity of the Shin Megami Tensei series, suggesting a bright future on the 3DS,” comments Tim Pivnicny, vice president of sales & marketing at Atlus.

“With the vast array of new features, content, and extensive localization, this long-awaited release will be even more exciting for fans in North America.”

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