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

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

Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi and Spike Chunsoft's collaboration, AI: The Somnium Files, gets a new gameplay trailer.

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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