AI: The Somnium Files Gets Gameplay Trailer, Day One Edition Announced

Conspiracies, gore and mutilated Japanese teen idols abound in this latest trailer.
A new gameplay trailer for AI: The Somnium Files has been released, as well as details for its upcoming editions.
A new gameplay trailer for AI: The Somnium Files has been released, as well as details for its upcoming editions. Spike Chunsoft

Brace yourself for another weirdly intriguing title from Spike Chunsoft, as AI: The Somnium Files gets a new gameplay trailer, plus an announcement for its special editions. Check out the newest trailer in all its weird, yet incredibly visceral, goodness down below.

This newest trailer reveals what we can expect in terms of gameplay for AI: The Somnium Files. In this game, you play as investigator Kaname Date as he tries to solve the case of a serial murderer with a penchant for cutting out the left eye of his victims. Date is a Special Agent in the ABIS (Advanced Brain Interrogation Squad) and as such, he is armed with the latest in investigation technology. He has access to Aiba, an AI found in his left eye, who can see details far beyond what normal humans are capable of. He can also dig deep in the consciousness of his witnesses through the use of Somnium, a machine specifically made for this use. The trailer shows Date and Aiba investigating the mutilation of a teen idol, which also resulted in a witness being stabbed by a ‘polar bear.’ It’s a really trippy title which highly reminds me of Cell, a movie with a somewhat similar premise of digging deep into the psyche of other people to solve a case.

The announcement also came in with news regarding a Day One Edition and the Special Agent Edition, both of which are now available for pre-order. Check out which edition to buy by going through their features down below.

  • Special Agent Edition – available for both the PlayStation 4 and the Switch. This edition comes a physical copy of AI: The Somnium Files, an Outer Box with original artwork by character designer Yusuke Kozaki, an original soundtrack for the game on disc called REVERIES IN THE RaiN, a 30+ page artbook filled with sketches and concept art called THOUGHTS REMaiN BELOW, 3 vinyl fan stickers for A-set, and an A-set acrylic stand featuring Iris, the Japanese teen idol victimized by the ‘polar bear’ killer.
  • Day One Edition – also available for both the PlayStation 4 and the Switch, this edition comes with the base game plus two exclusive vinyl stickers, one modeled after the game’s logo, and one of Aiba, Date’s AI.

AI: The Somnium Files releases on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC this September 17. Check out the pre-orders on its main page here.

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