AI: The Somnium Files News
News Danganronpa, AI: The Somnium Files, And Steins;Gate Get Deep Discounts For Black Friday
Spike Chunsoft joins in Nintendo's Cyber Deals sale
Do you love killing games? Of course you do, you clicked on the title. Fantastic news for you, dear murder-loving reader: Spike Chunsoft, purveyors of all things genocidal, are having a massive sale on their games. The sale begins November 17th, and continues until the 30th November, so you've got...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 1st)
Ladies and gentlemen, the Winter
We did it folks! We made it through the barrage of game releases — more commonly known as 'September' — and we live to write another day! Though October is looking just as packed... *gulp* Here at Nintendo Life, we've played through the unofficial Super Mario Bros. 5 fan game made entirely in Super Mario Maker...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 13th)
We're starting a cult...
The heat's back, and we're desperately trying to stay indoors here at Nintendo Life. We've got a round-up of everything that was shown off in the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct! Also, were feeling a bit peckish after Kirby's Dream Buffet got a release date. And there's a beautiful
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 25th)
Preparing for a busy July
Is everyone feeling a bit more chilled out after not-E3? Okay, we're still waiting for a Nintendo Direct, but we did get a Xenoblade Chronicles 3-focused presentation, where a new Expansion Pass was unveiled. The AM2R devs have reunited on a brand new stunning-looking Metroidvania pr
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 18th)
A turtle-y good weekend
Is it a scorcher where you are, readers? It certainly has been in the UK this week. But the video game news has been pretty hot too! Hollow Knight: Silksong is alive with a brand new trailer! There are details of a rumoured new Fire Emblem game surfacing online.
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 16th)
A long weekend? More time for video games
If you celebrate it, Happy Easter! If not, we hope you at least have a nice, long weekend, or perhaps you're just going to relax more than normal. Whatever you're doing, we hope video games factor into your plans. This week, we got a new Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes trailer, which introduces us to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 9th)
In a backlog far, far away...
Easter is already just around the corner! Or Egg Day. Whatever you want to call it. Really, it's just an excuse to eat chocolate and play video games, right? Did you check out our Indie Spotlight earlier in the week? Well, we'll give you another chance below. After last week's Zelda bombshell, it's been a bit quieter...
Feature Zero Escape Creator Talks 'AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative'
Kotaro Uchikoshi discusses the upcoming sequel
Detective adventure AI: The Somnium Files released on Switch back in September 2019, one of a wave of excellent adventure games and visual novels to come to the system over the last few years. Written and directed by Kotaro Uchikoshi, creator of the excellent Zero Escape series, the game put you to work...
News AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative Official Box Art Reveal
Here's your first look
Earlier this year, Spike Chunsoft announced it would bring AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative to Switch in Spring 2022. It's a sequel to the original 2019 detective mystery adventure release, and now, the developer has shared a look at the official box art (drawn by Yusuke Kozaki) for the standard and collector's...
Soapbox It's The Summer Of Visual Novels On Switch, And It's Just The Beginning
I should probably learn to read
Visual novels. Are they games, or are they slideshows? Well, let's get one thing straight, because this is a soapbox: I personally don't particularly care. I enjoy an evening curled up with a good book, and likewise, I enjoy an evening curled up with a good visual novel on auto-play, occasionally unfurling my hand...
News AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative Announced For Nintendo Switch
Arriving in Spring 2022
Spike Chunsoft has just announced AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is coming to Switch in Spring 2022. It's a sequel to the original 2019 detective mystery adventure release. The reveal trailer has also confirmed a physical edition is on the way, including a collector's version which comes with multiple goodies...
News Spike Chunsoft Has A Mysterious New ARG Website... Could It Be About Zero Escape?
The eyes have it
Stay calm, everyone — but Spike Chunsoft, makers of the brilliant Zero Escape series, the excellent Danganronpa series, and many other visual novels and narrative adventures, is teasing something new. The website features nine eyes, each with puzzles on them. Clicking on each puzzle will allow you to type in the answer — in the...
News After Being Review-Bombed, AI: The Somnium Files Is Now The Highest User-Rated Switch Game On Metacritic
Well that backfired
Over the past few years, review-bombing has become a common practice. We've seen it happen to games like Pokémon: Let's Go and Astral Chain, and most recently AI: The Somnium Files was on the receiving end. It resulted in Kotaro "Zero Escape" Uchikos
Random AI: The Somnium Files Got Review-Bombed By Someone Obsessed With One Of Its Characters
User also wanted to prove how "utterly busted" Metacritic is
AI: The Somnium Files, the latest outing from Kotaro "Zero Escape" Uchikoshi, is a pretty great game, as you'll know if you've already consulted our review of the Switch version. However, a short time ago, fans noticed that the Switch version's Metacritic aggregate user score had taken a...
Nintendo Download 19th September (Europe)
Zelda! Goose Game! AI! Ni no Kuni!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening...
Nintendo Download 12th September (North America)
Daemon X Machina, Castle Crashers Remastered and The Sinking City
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Daemon X Machina...
Video 14 Exciting New Games Coming To The Nintendo Switch In September
An action-packed month of releases
Hide your money, because this month is absolutely jam-packed with a selection of high-quality Switch games. Honestly, this is set to be one of the best months of 2019 – with things kicking off on 3rd September when Sypro Reignited Trilogy and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered arrive on the same day. It only gets...
News Detective Adventure AI: The Somnium Files Launches This July
A new trailer and a Special Agent Edition up for pre-order
Developer Spike Chunsoft has debuted a new trailer for its neo-noir detective game AI: The Somnium Files at GDC and announced a 25th July release date. The video above gives a first look at gameplay, although it's still a little vague on the specifics. You play as detective Kaname Date...
News Zero Escape Director Unveils AI: The Somnium Files, A Detective Adventure Coming To Switch
Confirmed for worldwide release
Zero Escape series director and scenario writer Kotaro Uchikoshi has unveiled AI: The Somnium Files, a detective adventure game that will be released worldwide on Nintendo Switch. In the game, you'll be investigating the mystery behind a series of murders in a technologically-advanced modern day Tokyo,...