Atlus released the first Soul Hackers 2 Summoners Guide video, which outlines the game’s new and returning mechanics such as Sabbath demon summoning and Commander Skills. In addition to new combat gameplay footage, the video explains how players can take full advantage of enemy weaknesses and abilities. Furthermore, the video dives into Arrow‘s relationship with Raven and Kaburagi.
The Soul Hackers 2 Summoners Guide video starts off by explaining the key concepts behind the Sabbath, an all-out demon summoning attack that Ringo can trigger at the end of each turn. Each enemy will have resistances and weaknesses, as is common with combat in the Shin Megami Tensei series.
Players can deal greater damage and build up “stacks” through the use of different types of attacks. The more stacks you build up, the stronger the Sabbath attack will be at the end of the turn. Specifically, players can build up to 16 stacks for maximum damage output. By summoning a demon with a “Tandem Skill,” players can also add other effects such as healing allies or adding status ailments to the Sabbath attack.
To further take advantage of the Sabbath mechanic, Ringo has various skills that can help optimize stack building. These Commander Skills can do anything in Soul Hackers 2 from increase the number of times allies can attack in a given turn, to change out the demons in your party without spending an action point. However, Commander Skills will also have cooldown timers once used.
You can check out the full Soul Hackers 2 Summoners Guide video with English subtitles below:
Aside from some notable details about Arrow’s background and relationships, the video gives fans a brief glimpse of the character’s combat abilities. Notably, Arrow will mainly use firearm-type COMPs. Additionally, Arrow will boast ice-based skills and support abilities. One example shown in the video has Arrow buff an ally with increased ice resistance.
Soul Hackers 2 will release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on August 25, 2022 in Japan and globally on August 26, 2022.