Just now, developer Spike Chunsoft released images of the characters that will be appearing in AI: The Somnium Files – NirvanA Initiative, the sequel to the popular AI: The Somnium Files game. Among the four characters introduced, two-strike attention immediately, with another Psyncer, Kuruto Ryuki, accompanied by another Aiba-like partner, named Tama.
Here’s the profile introduction of each of the characters:
A Psyncer who uses the Psync machine to infiltrate the brains of suspects and key witnesses. Mizuki lost her left eye and is now fitted with a replacement eye equipped with advanced artificial intelligence (the AI-Ball “Aiba”). Despite still being a high school student, her strong physical abilities and clever mind have earned her a special accommodation in ABIS.
An autonomous AI that usually takes the form of an eyeball residing inside Mizuki’s left eye socket. Her job is to assist Mizuki during investigations by connecting to networks to gather information and using special functions such as X-ray and thermographs. Because she has been working as an assistant investigator for a long time, she is adept at reading human psychology and emotional states.
VA: Stephen Fu
Japanese VA: Atsushi Tamaru
Occupation: ABIS’s new Special Agent (Psyncer)
A rookie investigator with a strong sense of justice. However, he is not the hot-blooded type; he has a reserved and gentle nature. He is a well-educated young man. Unfortunately, both his parents and his brother have passed away… Fighting through his painful past, he aims to solve difficult cases with his partner, Tama, who is implanted in his left eye socket.
Like Aiba, she is an AI-Ball equipped with advanced artificial intelligence. She is usually found in Ryuki’s left eye socket and supports him in his work. She has a motherly quality to her, being both stern and kind (although she is 90% stern…). She inspires Ryuki by whipping his ass into shape. Purely coincidentally, she is also a sadistic character who literally enjoys whipping ass.
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 like an Aiba figure.
AI: The Somnium Files and AI: Nirvana are mystery visual novels written by the renowned Kotaro Uchikoshi, known for his work on the beloved Zero Escape franchise. The first game focused on detective Kanami Date as he attempted to solve a case regarding a serial killer.
AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Spring 2022.
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