Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers spooking 3DS this August in Japan

Port of 1997 Saturn and PlayStation RPG to feature shorter load times and animation for fight scenes.

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Japanese magazine Famitsu.com (via Andriasang) recently announced that Atlus will be working on a 3DS port of the 1997 Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation role-playing game Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.

A shot of the opening animation in action. (image credit: Famitsu)
A shot of the opening animation in action. (image credit: Famitsu)

According to the announcement, the port will feature a new opening animation done by Japanese animation studio Satelight. The 3DS version will also feature shorter overall load times, animations for the turn-based battles done in-game, and full voice-overs for the majority of the game.

The port is set to be released August 30 in Japan. There is currently no word on whether the game will be out in North American and European markets.

Devil Summoner Soul Hacker was never released outside of Japan back in 1997. The game is set in a near future involving a virtual reality world called Paradigm X. Gamers have to investigate and learn more about Paradigm X's creators by reliving the visions of the deceased and piecing clues together. Gamers will have to use the GUMP apparatus for ranged combat and for summoning demons to aid them.

The last Devil Summoner title that came out for North American markets was Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon for the PS2 in 2009.

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