Poor Renju Okiura is either having the weirdest industrial accident ever, or he is the latest victim of the Cyclops Serial Killer in AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES. We have an image of what he looked like when he was found as well as a huge amount of gameplay images to share today. We see everything from reading dialogue to more detailed images of responses you can make in conversations. There are also a few images of gameplay from Psyncing into someone’s subconscious mind to unlock secrets and information to help with your investigation.
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES is a detective adventure game with a twist. You are Kaname Date, the special agent assigned to stopping the serial killer. It starts with finding a dead girl with a missing eye (the screenshots show it was removed while she was still alive. Ewwwww.) on a carousel in an amusement park. That’s bad enough, but you find a young girl not far away with a bloody ice pick in her hand. Your search for answers will lead you to look for clues in different locations, including people’s minds.
The story is from the mind of Kotaro Uchikoshi, the author of the Zero Escape series. His stories and characters are always delightfully out of the norm, so don’t expect any cookie-cutter story beats. He likes to surprise. Those characters will be brought to life through the designs of Yusuke Kozaki, whose credits include No More Heroes, the Fire Emblem series, the anime Speed Grapher, and Aegaeon and Agate from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 among others.
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES is releasing September 17th in NA and September 20th in Europe, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the 30+ hours of gameplay and see which one of the endings I get.
Until then, take a gander at all these lovely screenshots.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.