Zero Escape series creator announces AI: The Somnium Files at Anime Expo 2018

 Zero Escape series creator announces AI: The Somnium Files at Anime Expo 2018 screenshot

The Zero Escape series is, without a doubt, my favorite trilogy in all of gaming. Franchise creator Kotaro Uchikoshi created three absolutely spellbinding stories about survival, love, death, and time travel that rivals anything Hollywood has put out in the past decade. He’s a brilliant game designer, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store with AI: The Somnium Files. And that’s AI, pronounced “eye.”

Formerly known as project PSYNC, The Somnium Files is a visual novel mystery adventure game set in a technologically advanced Tokyo starring Kaname Date, a detective with an artificial eye he uses to gather clues as he hunts down a serial killer. He can also look into the memories of witnesses, presented as dreamscapes. According to Uchikoshi, the term “AI” has three different meanings in the game. There’s A.I., as in artificial intelligence; eye, which is the theme of the game; and ai, the Japanese word for love. Speaking of words, “somnium” is Latin for “dream,” hence all the dreamscapes.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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