AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative Reveals New Mechanic Details; New Screenshots

Developer Spike Chunsoft has just revealed new details about the new AI-Ball mechanics and features that players can expect on the AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative, the sequel to AI: The Somnium Files. In particular, Wink Psync, Virtual Reality, and the new types of Somnium content were discussed, all of which we have reported previously in an interview that Weekly Famitsu did with Kotaro Uchikoshi. Several English-translated screenshots were also revealed.

The first is “Virtual Reality”, in which special visual functions are applied to an entire space. While in this virtualized space, players can perform a “Truth Reconstruction”, which reproduces an incident as if it were a scene from a television drama.

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The next one is the “Wink Psync” function, which is a simplified version of Psyncing. This will let players easily read the thoughts of others, and recognize the lies and concerns of other parties will help move the investigation forward.

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Finally, new aerial and underwater dream worlds will be added to the Somnium segments of the game. In the original title, players could only move about on land, but with the introduction of upwards and downwards movement, players will experience a much richer variety of dream worlds.



AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative shows an event where the right half of a corpse was discovered, but the left half was never found until six years later. However, the body has shown no signs of decay, as though it’s only a day old. New, special agent Mizuki and her AI partner Aiba are tasked to solve the Half Body serial killings. Kotaro Uchikoshi is confirmed to be the Scenario Writer. Hardcore fans can pre-order the game’s Collector’s Edition, which has a bunch of goodies.

AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 24, 2022.

AI: The Somnium Files is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

If you missed it, check out our review of the game’s initial release.

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