AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative Delayed In Europe


If you’ve been waiting for the sequel to AI: The Somnium Files, you may have to wait a bit longer — depending on where you live. Spike Chunsoft announced a delay for European regions today, pushing things back in those territories by a couple of weeks. The new European date is July 8. The US and Canada will still get the game on June 24.

Why just Europe? According to Spike Chunsoft, it’s due to “unforeseen manufacturing delays and global shipping slowdowns.” Odd that it would affect just Europe instead of the rest of the Western world, but that’s the situation.

AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is a sequel to the 2019 game from Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape Trilogy). In the original game you played as Kaname Date, a man on the hunt for a mysterious serial killer. The game took place in the future where Date not only has the ability to investigate crime scenes and interrogate witnesses but can probe into their dreams, among other special abilities. It’s these dreams that the “Somnium Files” in the title were made from. Once you enter a person’s dream, you have six minutes to interact with the environment and derive information from the person’s mind. The player’s goal is to figure out ways to break literal mental locks and go deep into the subconscious to discover the truth.

As far as we know, the sequel shouldn’t stray too far from this idea, but the protagonist will be different. Mizuki Okiura, who only appeared in the first game as a child, is now a full-grown special agent with abilities of her own. The AI companion Aiba, who assisted Date in the previous game, will return to help Okiura crack cases.

Wherever you happen to live, AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is coming soon for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One and PC.