The physical versions of AI: The Somnium Files will be coming out a week later, while the digital version’s release date is unchanged.
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.
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