AI: The Somnium Files Launches July 25, New Trailer

Publisher and developer Spike Chunsoft announced the release date for AI: The Somnium Files.

The new mystery game from Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape series director), with character design by the Yusuke Kozaki (No More HeroesFire Emblem series) will launch on July 25th across Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch – worldwide.

Featured above, a new trailer for the game was shown off at this year’s Game Developers Conference. Here’s a look at the game’s key art:

A $89.99 limited edition for the game was also revealed for North America:

  • A copy of the game for PlayStation 4 or Switch
  • A-set acrylic stand – Approx. 6 inches tall
  • Outer box – Original Artwork by character designer Yusuke Kozaki
  • THOUGHTS REMaiN BELOW art book – 30-plus pages of sketchesand concept art
  • REVERIES IN THE RaiN soundtrack
  • A-set’s #1 fan stickers – Three vinyl stickers

Here’s a rundown on the game:


The mind never lies…

In a near-future Tokyo, detective 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. From the mind of Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape series director), with character design by the Yusuke Kozaki (No More HeroesFire Emblem series), a thrilling neonoir detective adventure is about to unfold.

Story

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…

Brandon Orselli

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