A new update for Soul Hackers 2 was announced at the beginning of October for November, which would include various changes to make the game easier to play as well as new additions.
Today, Atlus West has announced that the 1.02 patch for the game has been released.
The patch notes can be read below.
Soul Hackers 2 Ver. 1.02
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”.
In-game patch notes screenshots:
Atlus had emphasized their desire to continue updating Soul Hackers 2 in a recent Sega Sammy financial results Q&A.
Q: Please tell us how you evaluate the status of new titles launched in Q2.
A: Currently, sales of “Soul Hackers 2” are struggling as it hasn’t reached to the expected sales level. However, we believe it is a title that can be sold over the long term, so we will continue to aim for sales expansion through updates and other measures in the future.