The release date for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is drawing near, friends! And just by saying that sentence aloud, we have to draw in some more breath. Whew! But check out these new screenshots that highlight the game's battle system!

If you've played any of the classic Shin Megami Tensei games, then you'll kind of have an idea of what to expect in SMT:DS:SH. Battles consist of turn-based action using a first-person view with a limited menu. A lot of the information about your party and your enemies will populate the bottom screen of your Nintendo 3DS and you'll have the option to befriend or hire different demons to boost your numbers.

And a look at the screenshots below shows that this game asks the most important of questions in battle, such as "WHAT KIND MEAT YOU LIKE?" If that doesn't get you all introspective and soul-searchy, then Atlus isn't doing its job.

Look for the game's release on the Nintendo 3DS on April 16th, 2013! Until then, check out the screenshots and let us know if you're gearing up to defeat some demons!