AI: The Somnium Files delayed to September 17 in North America, September 19 in Japan

AI: The Somnium Files

Spike Chunsoft has delayed detective adventure game AI: The Somnium Files from its previously announced worldwide release date of July 25 to September 17 in North America and September 19 in Japan. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam.

Spike Chunsoft did not announce a release date for Europe, but Gematsu has reached out to the company for comment. (Update 3:42 a.m.: Spike Chunsoft told Gematsu in an e-mail that information regarding the European release date will be announced “soon.”)

“We deeply apologize for the change, but we would like to assure the community that it was necessary to ensure the best product possible,” Spike Chunsoft said in a press release. “We know our fans are eagerly anticipating this title, and we will continue to strive to meet your expectations.”

AI: The Somnium Files will be available in a $59.99 standard edition and $89.99 “Special Agent Edition.” The latter includes:

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

Here is an overview of the game, via Spike Chunsoft:

About

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 Heroes, Fire Emblem series), a thrilling neo-noir 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…

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