Spike Chunsoft has announced that due to increased demand and manufacturing delays, the western PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch physical releases of AI: The Somnium Files will not be available for retail until September 24. This also includes the Special Agent Editions.
That said, the PC-via Steam release and digital releases for the PS4 and Switch versions will still launch as planned on September 17 in North America and September 19 in Europe. Via a press release, Spike Chunsoft mentioned that they “appreciate the community’s understanding and will continue to work hard to deliver the best products possible.”
AI: The Somnium Files tells the story of detective Kaname Date who is investigating a mysterious serial killer. Dante investigates these crime scenes by looking over the physical setting as well as peering into dreams to look for clues. One day, Dante arrives at a crime scene and recognizes a woman that he knows from somewhere. He then hears a noise from inside of a merry-go-round and finds a young girl with a bloody ice pick in her hand.
In case you missed it, check out our interview with Uchikoshi-san from Anime Expo where he talks about his past works and future plans. Also, we have shared the panel of the developer discussing character profiles and designs, along with a trailer that focuses on the game’s main mystery, the “Cyclops Serial Killings.”
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