It may not look like it from the outside, but Made In Abyss is technically a horror anime. Its chibi visuals disguise a rather creepy premise: there’s this gang of orphans that lives nearby a dark chasm that is the last unexplored territory on Earth…the Abyss. No one knows how far it stretches down, they just know the deeper you get, the harder it is to survive, with the native monsters becoming more powerful and bloodthirsty.
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.
After game director Kotaro Uchikoshi finally finished his acclaimed Zero Escape trilogy, what was next for the man? Something brand new…but would the audience respond? He got his answer when AI: The Somnium Files was released on PC and Switch in September of 2019. It too has attracted a following, and earned a sequel that was announced this week: AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative.
We know there are a lot of new games to keep track of this month, but AI: The Somnium Files is one you can’t miss. If you don’t know, this is the new game from Kotaro Uchikoshi, creator of the Zero Escape trilogy. Its original date of release was July 24, and it probably would have been better served there than in the crowded fall release schedule it’s currently appearing in.
We’ve already waited through multiple delays for AI: The Somnium Files….what’s seven more days? If you don’t know, this is the new game from Kotaro Uchikoshi, creator of the Zero Escape trilogy. Its original date of release was July 24, and it probably would have been better served there than in the crowded fall release schedule it’s currently appearing in.
Spike Chunsoft will be releasing the JRPG Crystar in the States on August 27. A European release will happen three days later.
Did YU-NO there’s a new Japanese visual novel being released physically in the West? It doesn’t happen often for this genre, but we’re getting a localization with the works: YU-NO has been announced for a fall release on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
We’re big fans of Kotaro Uchikoshi’s Zero Escape trilogy around here…aren’t you? If not, or you have no idea what that is, you have a lot of gaming to catch up on (the entire thing is on PS4 and PC). Now that his previous series has wrapped up, Uchikoshi is working on a new tale — AI: The Somnium Files.
Ask anyone who’s a fan of the Japanese visual novel genre, and they’ll tell you Kazutaka Kodaka’s Danganronpa and Kotaro Uchikoshi’s Zero Escapr rank near the top of the list. Now these superstars of niche-dom are joining forces to found Too Kyo Games, a new indie studio where they’ll work on projects together.
Here’s some good news if you’re a fan of the Zero Escape trilogy of games. (If you aren’t, then I’m assuming you haven’t played them yet.) Kotaro Uchikoshi, the creator of 999, Virtue’s Last Reward and Zero Time Dilemma, has announced his next project.
In 2009 developers 5pb. and Nitroplus created the sci-fi visual novel Steins;Gate, and now America is about to get a remastered version for modern consoles. Aside from Phoenix Wright or the Zero Escape trilogy, games with a heavy emphasis on reading generally don’t escape Japan very often. This one, however, is special: it caught on so well in its home country that it spun off into a manga, drama CDs, a movie, a live action stage play, and an anime.
Part dungeon-crawl, part dating sim, all anime, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars arrives on Steam this August 16 for $19.99. First week purchases include a 20% discount and mini-OST. Describing the game, developers Spike Chunsoft have said: