Spike Chunsoft has announced that its upcoming murder mystery sequel, AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative, has been delayed in Europe.
The game was originally scheduled to release on June 24th alongside the North American release, but in Europe and Oceania, Switch owners will need to wait until 8th July to get their hands on Mizuki and Ryuki's turn in the psyncing chair.
This delay does not affect the Japanese or North American releases, where the game is still due out on 23rd and 24th June.
Numskull Games is the publisher of the game in Europe and has cited that global shipping delays are the cause of this setback. Spike Chunsoft released this statement, which Gematsu has shared:
Due to unforeseen manufacturing delays and global shipping slowdowns, Spike Chunsoft, Inc. and Numskull Games unfortunately must delay the European and Oceania release of this title across all platforms (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). To maintain parity, the digital releases for these regions will be delayed to July 8 as well.
This is likely disappointing news for those of us in Europe and Oceana who are looking forward to this follow-up. This'll probably mean two weeks of internet silence and muting, or perhaps some eager detectives will want to rejoin ABIS early and import a copy (or use the NA eShop).
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