Soul Hackers 2: Summoner's Guide Vol. 1 details combat
Atlus has broadcast the first volume in its Summoner's Guide video series for Soul Hackers 2, detailing the game's combat system.
The video from Atlus' Japanese YouTube channel can be found below - which offers English subtitles through the CC function - along with a transcript of the video.
Taking advantage of the enemy's weakness is one of the basics of combat. Enemy demons have various resistances, and striking their weakness will inflict a great amount of damage and shift the battle in your favor.
Ringo and her companions use weapons known as COMP, which can be equipped with various demons. This gives them direct access to their demons' skills. Consider your opponent's weaknesses and attack with skills that are most effective.
When you strike an enemy's weakness, you can follow up by summoning your demon. This is known as a "stack", and your summoned demons will standby until your turn is complete.
When your turn ends, Ringo will give an order to begin a Sabbath. All summoned demons will attack the enemies at once. The attack becomes more powerful with a higher stack count, and up to 16 demons can be stacked at once. Target enemy weaknesses and hit them with an explosive Sabbath!
Some demons can learn Tandem Skills. If a demon with such a skill joins a Sabbath, there's a chance for a tandem skill to trigger. These skills have various effects, such as inflicting status ailments and healing your allies.
Tandem Skills grant a powerful edge in battle, so be sure to aim for them whenever possible.
Modifying Ringo's COMP will grant access to Commander Skills. These skills provide various benefits, such as boosting your Sabbath's power, allowing you to re-equip demons without spending your turn, and increasing the number of actions you can take.
However, a certain number of turns must pass before they can be used, so be sure to plan out your moves while keeping track of the remaining turns.
Strike the enemy's weakness and inflict massive damage with Sabbaths. Utilize various skills and take control of the battle to become a full-fledged Devil Summoner!
The end of the video also goes a little bit more into Ringo's perspective of Arrow, the first Devil Summoner to join her in her endeavor.
Soul Hackers 2 is set to release on August 26 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. For more information you can check out:
- An Arrow character trailer
- The second trailer
- Official English screenshots and details on story, characters, combat, and more from March 2022
- The debut trailer and details from February 2022