AI: The Somnium Files Physical Versions Delayed to September 24th


For those awaiting the physical release of AI: The Somnium Files, it has been revealed that there’s a slight delay in that release date. The physical versions for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch will be coming out September 24th. The digital versions of the game are still set for a September 17th release, however. So there’s still a viable option for those who can’t wait to play.

AI: The Somnium Files had been previously delayed to September 17th in North America (and September 20th in Europe) due to quality concerns.

The latest gameplay trailer for the game is here, which gives us an extended look into the story and characters as well as how actual gameplay mechanics work. The title was first revealed during a panel at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles and the collaboration has been receiving occasional updates since then. Uchikoshi and Spike Chunsoft finally unveiled the project in full earlier this year, which was previously code-named Project Psync.

In a near-future Tokyo, Special Agent Kaname Date is on the case of a mysterious serial killer. Date must investigate crime scenes as well as dreams on the hunt for clues by diving into a person’s psyche and uncovering their hidden memories. All within a strict time limit.

The game starts with the following scenario: one rainy night in November, a woman’s body is found at an abandoned theme park, mounted on a merry-go-round horse. She had been stabbed repeatedly, and her left eye was gouged out. Kaname Date of the Metropolitan Police Department arrives on the scene. He recognizes the woman. Suddenly, he hears a noise from inside the merry-go-round. He breaks into the merry-go-round’s central column to find a young girl. And in her hands, she grips a bloody ice pick.

You can still preorder both the standard and limited edition for PS4 and Switch.

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AI: The Somnium Files Debuts a New Gameplay Trailer, Details Special Edition


AI: The Somnium Files, the collaboration title between Zero Escape creator Kotaro Uchikoshi and Spike Chunsoft, finally gets a brand new gameplay trailer. The trailer (posted just below) not only gives us an extended look into the story and characters, we also get to see how the actual gameplay mechanics work.

Not only that but the Special Agent Edition set has been officially revealed and detailed. Below is what the limited edition set, priced at $89.99, includes:

  • A-set Acrylic Stand – Approximately six inches tall
  • Outer Box – Original Artwork by character designer Yūsuke Kozaki
  • THOUGHTS REMaiN BELOW Artbook – 30+ pages of sketches and concept art
  • REVERIES IN THE RaiN Soundtrack – nine tracks including A-set’s debut single “Invincible Rainbow Arrow”
  • A-set’s #1 Fan Stickers – three vinyl stickers
  • The game for either Nintendo Switch or PS4

The title had been previously delayed to September 17th in North America (and September 20th in Europe) due to quality concerns. The title was first revealed during a panel at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles and the collaboration has been receiving occasional updates since then. Uchikoshi and Spike Chunsoft finally unveiled the project in full earlier this year, which was previously code-named Project Psync.

In a near-future Tokyo, Special Agent Kaname Date is on the case of a mysterious serial killer. Date must investigate crime scenes as well as dreams on the hunt for clues by diving into a person’s psyche and uncovering their hidden memories. All within a strict time limit.

The game starts with the following scenario: one rainy night in November, a woman’s body is found at an abandoned theme park, mounted on a merry-go-round horse. She had been stabbed repeatedly, and her left eye was gouged out. Kaname Date of the Metropolitan Police Department arrives on the scene. He recognizes the woman. Suddenly, he hears a noise from inside the merry-go-round. He breaks into the merry-go-round’s central column to find a young girl. And in her hands, she grips a bloody ice pick.

AI: The Somnium Files will release physically and digitally for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and digitally for PC. You can also preorder the limited edition for PS4 and Switch.

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AI: The Somnium Files Has Been Delayed to September for North America


AI: The Somnium Files has been officially delayed to September 17th in North America, as announced first by Zero Escape creator Kotaro Uchikoshi and then confirmed on the official Spike Chunsoft blog. Uchikoshi made the difficult announcement on his Twitter account in a series of status updates:

As extrapolated in said tweets, he felt conflicted about whether to release AI: The Somnium Files as soon as possible or to delay it to ensure the best possible product. In the end Uchikochi decided on the later, still worried about fans’ reactions to the decision as he apologized for the situation.

One look at his replies and the overwhelming support is palpable. His last tweet on the matter expresses his great joy at the positive reception from those eagerly awaiting the game.

The title was first revealed during a panel at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles and the collaboration has been receiving occasional updates since then. Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi and Spike Chunsoft finally unveiled the project in full earlier this year, previously code-named Project Psync.

The story is set in near-future Tokyo and prompts the player to investigate on a series of mysterious murder cases, with character design by No More Heroes artist Yusuke Kozaki. While the themes of the game are artificial intelligence, but also widespread surveillance, and love, which are all associated with the term “AI” and its pronunciation in both Japanese and English.

AI: The Somnium Files will release physically and digitally for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and digitally for PC.

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