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AI: The Sominum Files hitting Switch worldwide on July 25th, 2019 - Special Agent Edition revealed, more screens, character info, and developer notes

I need to know what that killer polar bear is up to

AI: The Sominum Files is set to launch worldwide for Switch on July 25th, 2019. A North American-exclusive “Special Agent Edition” will be available for $89.99, and it includes the following.

- 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 sketchesand concept art
- REVERIES IN THE RaiN soundtrack
- A-set’s #1 fan stickers – Three vinyl stickers

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 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…

■ Setting

Set in a near-future Tokyo.
Real-world settings and science fiction elements.
Travel between dreams and reality to investigate crimes.

■ Characters

Iris Sagan

Name: Iris Sagan
Voice Actor: Jackie Lastra (English), Nao Shiraki (Japanese)
Sex: Female
Age: 18
Profession: High School Senior/ Internet Idol

Iris is an internet idol (musician) belonging to the entertainment office Lemniscate. Her stage name is “A-set,” but her fans call her “Tesa.”

Ota Matsushita

Name: Ota Matsushita
Voice Actor: Zach Aguilar (English), Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese)
Sex: Male
Age: 24
Profession: Light Novel Author (Self-Declared)

Mizuki

Name: Mizuki
Voice Actor: Corina Boettger (English), Tomoyo Kurosawa (Japanese)
Sex: Female
Age: 12
Profession: 6th Grader

Aiba

Name: Aiba (AI-Ball)
Voice Actor: Erika Harlacher (English), Akari Kito (Japanese)
Sex: Female (According to Settings)
Age: 5
Occupation: Investigation Assistant

Check out more screens here

Info from Kotaro Uchikoshi, Director, and Akira Okada, Designer

- wanted to create a game mainly for adventure game fans. That was my main goal in creating this.”
- wanted to create a game where you solve the mysteries
- Date’s artificial eye has special powers that will aid you in your investigation
- Date can extract information by entering a person’s memories
- unexpected things may happen when diving into a memory
- set in near-future Tokyo
- the game is generally serious, but has fun parts and gags, as well as heartwarming moments

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

Comments

Yes please! The Zero Escape series was phenomenal, so I am so on board for this.

You'd never think the game was so dark, when the promotional videos with Tesa were so over-the-top crazy.

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