The Atlus Spoils program now includes another game, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised. Atlus is very good about ensuring almost every one of its core games comes with something extra to encourage people to either pre-order or pick up a first run copy. Seeing as how Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is one of its most recent, anticipated games and happens to fall under the Shin Megami Tensei umbrella, it’s only natural that we’d expect more for our money.
In this case, grabbing Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers will lead to the Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Arranged Soundtrack. It is a six song CD that will be included with all initial copies of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. That means if you want one, you really need to pre-order since this is a limited item. If you think it’s cool, but don’t mind if you don’t get the six songs, then wait and buy the game when it comes out on April 16, 2013. You should have a pretty good chance of getting the special box that includes the game and CD then.
As mentioned earlier, this marks the first time Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers has been released in North America. For some reason, the original game never came to North America. Maybe it’s because it was originally a Sega Saturn game. Maybe it was too risque and mature for 1997 and 1999 Saturn and PS1 gamers. Whatever it was, the timing wasn’t right then, but it is now and we should all be thankful.
After all, it’s not often we get a great RPG for the 3DS with multiple endings and quite a bit of replay value. Plus, even though Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is an Atlus game and as such will probably eventually be quite rare, it will always be easy to acquire. Atlus has already confirmed a physical cartridge release and a digital eShop debut. Naturally, you won’t get the aforementioned CD with the download, so I say place your pre-orders now. I doubt you’d regret it.