AI: The Somnium Files Reveals Character Details

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AI: The Somnium Files

Spike Chunsoft has revealed a handful of new character details for its upcoming AI: The Somnium Files detective adventure.

Kaname Date
VA: Greg Chun (English)/ Taruske Shingaki (Japanese)

AI: The Somnium Files | Date
As a Psyncer, Date uses the Psync machine to dive into the minds of suspects or persons of interest. He lost his eye six years ago, but replaced it with a prosthetic eye which houses an advanced artificial intelligence known as an AI-Ball. He also lost all his memories past six years ago.


Aiba (2nd Form)
VA: Erika Harlacher (English)/ Akari Kito (Japanese)

AI: The Somnium Files | Aiba
An artificial eye equipped with an AI that usually resides in Date’s left eye socket. Her consciousness and Date’s are linked. In the real world, she looks like a small animal. However, when Date Psyncs to enter Somnia, she takes on a human form.


VA: Allegra Clark (English)/ Yuko Kaida (Japanese)

AI: The Somnium Files | Boss

Boss is Date’s direct superior and long-time friend. She appears to be an easygoing optimist with a carefree attitude, but she is as cunning as a fox with a quick wit.


VA: Sean Chiplock (English)/ Hiroki Goto (Japanese)

AI: The Somnium Files | Pewter

Pewter is ABIS’s engineer and a brilliant scientist. Currently, he is responsible for maintaining the Psync machine and preparing Psyncs. He also invented Aiba (and set her personality to his liking).

As previously reported, AI: The Somnium Files takes place in near-future Tokyo, where Date is on the hunt for a serial killer. Events kick off when Date and the Metropolitan Police Department arrive at a playground to find a woman’s maimed body and a young girl holding an ice pick.

The game will come in standard and special editions and launches July 25, 2019, for the PlayStation 4, Steam, and Nintendo Switch.

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