AI: The Somnium Files Gets New Demo for PS4 and Switch

AI: The Somnium Files demo will only be hitting the PS4 and Switch (sorry PC players!) and the data doesn't carry over to the full game.

Spike Chunsoft took to their official Twitter account and revealed that AI: The Somnium Files will be getting a brand new demo for the PS4. The latest IP from the studio came out last month for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC:

An answer to a fan’s question also revealed that the same demo is out for the Switch. Unfortunately PC players won’t be getting it, as another fan sadly found out:

And finally, the official account revealed that any save data from the demo will not carry over to the full game. So for those planning to download and play, don’t get too attached to that demo save file:

AI: The Somnium Files had been previously delayed to September 17th in North America (and September 20th in Europe) due to quality concerns. The physical version was also delayed to September 24th because of manufacturing delays.

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 order both the standard and limited edition for PS4 and Switch.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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