ATLUS announced the Soul Hackers 2 version 1.02 update is live with new gameplay functions, fast battle mode, and four new demons. Additionally, the new update applies some bug fixes and adjustments.
Patch notes for the Soul Hackers 2 version 1.02 update are available below via ATLUS:
A full list of changes can be found below:
Newly added functions:
■ Dash function
A “Dash” function has been added to Ringo’s movement.
The user can toggle between “Normal” and “Dash” at will. While in Dash Mode, Ringo’s walking and slashing speeds will increase.
Due to the addition of the dash function, the effect of the Summoner Skill “Assassin’s Steps” has been changed to: “For a given distance, enemies will ignore Ringo.”
■ Fast Battle Mode
A “Speed Up” mode has been added to battles. Players may freely toggle between normal and high-speed combat.
Adjusted how long loading-screen tips are shown.
Changed the flow of on-screen prompts during soul level increase to reduce the risk of incorrect input from accidental button presses.
Added the ability to teleport directly to shops from the City Map.
Adjusted enemy spawn rate in dungeons.
Adjusted skill inheritance rates during demon fusion.
Other minor changes.
■ Other changes
Added four new demons: Pixie (Soul Hackers Ver.), Neko Shogun, Aitvaras, and Isis.
Note: The above bonus demons do not count toward the Registration Percentage in the Demon Compendium or the achievement “Compendium Completionist”.
More updates are apparently planned for Soul Hackers 2 according to SEGA’s latest financial results. The game is struggling to meet sales expectations, but the company believes the game may increase sales through new updates. ATLUS will share more details about future updates when the development team is ready. In the meantime, players should update to the latest version and provide further feedback.
Lastly, Soul Hackers 2 is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.