When is the release date of AI: The Sominum Files – nirvanA Initiative?

Who is behind the Half Body serial killings?

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AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is the sequel to the acclaimed visual novel AI: The Somnium Files, released in July 2019. It’s written by Kotaro Uchikoshi, who also crafted the story for other well-received visual novels such as the Zero Escape trilogy and Ever17.

Set a few years after the original game, you play Mizuki, who now works for ABIS. She’s taken on a case dubbed the Half Body serial killings, a series of murders where the different halves of peoples’ bodies are left at the crime scene. Six years ago, she discovered the right half of a corpse, but the left side was never found until six years later. Despite the long time that has passed, the body doesn’t have any signs of decay. Now Mizuki and her AI partner Aiba are tasked with solving this bizarre case and the mysterious nirvanA initiative.

Much like the first game, it appears that players will dive into different characters’ Somniums to try and piece together information about the case. Fans of Uchikoshi’s work can expect a bizarre mystery full of twists and turns that’ll have players guessing until the end.

AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative will be released on June 24 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.