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, Japan. The game begins with a bizarre murder case where a body is found with an eye gouged out of the skull - a nice, cheery start then. Playing as a detective named Kaname Date, you'll be on the trail of the serial killer behind the murder. Date’s left eye is artificial, with an AI unit inside that he uses to solve crimes.

Yusuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: AwakeningNo More Heroes) is the lead character designer for the title, and Kotaro Uchikoshi is known for his work on games such as Zero Escape, Punch Line, and Ever17: The Out of Infinity, often writing unconventional plot twists and offbeat humour. During the game's reveal presentation, which took place at the Spike Chunsoft Anime Expo, Uchikoshi also revealed a second character named Iris, a high school student YouTuber who creates her own series of 'let's play' videos.

The game doesn't have a confirmed release date just yet but we'll make sure to keep an eye out for more news as it comes.

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