Digital release for N. America still slated for September 17
Spike Chunsoft announced on Thursday that it has delayed the North American physical release date for the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions of Kōtarō Uchikoshi's new AI: The Somnium Files game to September 24 due to increased demand and manufacturing delays. The game will still release digitally on PS4, Switch, and and PC via Steam in North America on September 17.
The game will release in Europe physically and digitally for PS4 and Switch on September 20. The release will include English and Japanese audio and English text. The game will launch in Japan on September 19.
The game's "Special Agent Edition" will include a six-inch-tall A-set acrylic stand, an outer box, an artbook, a soundtrack, and three vinyl stickers. The Day One Edition will include two vinyl stickers.
The visual novel is set in modern-day Tokyo, but with some technology advancements. Players play as Kamane Date, a detective tracking down a serial killer performing bizarre murders. Date has an artificial left eye, differently colored from his right eye, which contains an AI that helps him solve crimes. A key feature of the game is Date's ability to delve into the memories of suspects and key witnesses, exploring places called "Somnium" (Latin for "dream").
Source: Press release