At the Spike Chunsoft Anime Expo panel, a brand-new IP was announced – AI: The Somnium Files. This new project will be directed by Kotaro Uchikoshi who directed and wrote the Zero Escape series. The lead character designer is Yusuke Kozaki who worked on Fire Emblem Awakening and No More Heroes.
The game is set in modern day Tokyo and follows a Detective investigating the mystery behind a series of murders. According to Uchikoshi, the game starts out as the Detective is investigating a bizarre murder where the left eye has been gouged out from the skull. As you investigate, you’ll be able to delve into the key witnesses’ dreams (somnium) to search for clues.
The player will control Kaname Date, the Detective who is investigating the mystery behind the serial killings. His left eye is an artificial eye that houses an AI unit and he will be using the AI to help solve the mystery.
Iris Sagan is another character in AI: The Somnium Files that was revealed during the Anime Expo panel. She is a YouTuber who does a series of Let’s Play in the game’s setting. Not much was revealed about her character but more will be revealed later as to how she fits into the game’s story.
AI: The Somnium Files will be released on the PlayStation 4, STEAM, and Nintendo Switch.