AI: The Somnium Files is out today digitally for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. The detective adventure will be released physically on September 24.
The Steam version will be available today at 9 PM Eastern. Players who purchase the game on Steam will receive a 10% discount plus mini-soundtrack as an early purchase bonus.
Publisher Spike Chunsoft says that there is a day one patch to “improve performance and stability.” They recommend downloading it before playing the game.
AI: The Somnium Files comes from the mind of Zero Escape series director Kotaro Uchikoshi. The game’s character design is by Yusuke Kozaki, who worked on the No More Heroes and Fire Emblem series.
The game takes place in near-future Tokyo. You play as Special Agent Kaname Date, who is working on the case of a mysterious serial killer. Date must investigate crime scenes as well as dreams on the hunt for clues.
Here’s more background on the game’s story directly from the publisher:
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…