Spike Chunsoft To Release AI: The Somnium Files and CRYSTAR This Year

Spike Chunsoft have announced that detective mystery game AI: The Somnium Files and brand new IP CRYSTAR will be released within Europe and North America later this year.

The announcements were made at GDC (Games Developers Conference) along with debut trailers showcasing what one can expect from these upcoming titles.

AI: The Somnium Files [PlayStation 4 | Nintendo Switch | Steam]:

About: The mind never lies…In a near-future Tokyo, detective Kaname Date is on the case of a mysterious serial killer. Date must investigate crime scenes as well as dreams on the hunt for clues. From the mind of Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape series director), with character design by the Yusuke Kozaki (NO MORE HEROES, Fire Emblem series), a thrilling neo-noir detective adventure is about to unfold.

STORY: One rainy night in November, a woman’s body is found at an abandoned theme park, mounted on a merry-go-round horse. She had been stabbed repeatedly, and her left eye was gouged out.Kaname Date of the Metropolitan Police Department arrives on the scene. He recognizes the woman. Suddenly, he hears a noise from inside the merry-go-round.He breaks into the merry-go-round’s central column to find a young girl. And in her hands, she grips a bloody ice pick…

AI: The Somnium Files will be available worldwide on the 25th July 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam.

CRYSTAR [PlayStation 4 | Steam]:

Story: A girl named Rei and Mirai, her little sister, are dragged into the afterworld of Purgatory by an unknown entity.Scared and confused, Rei tries to lead them home when they are attacked by a terrible monster.

To protect her little sister, Rei unlocks the strength hidden within her. With it, she fights against the dead Souls of Purgatory.However, this power turns against her. Rei accidently kills Mirai with her very own hands, thinking she is an enemy.

Devastated, Rei weeps hopelessly at what she has done. Sensing an opportunity, two Demons appear and whisper in her ear…

CRYSTAR will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via Steam) on the 27th August 2019 within North America. A European release is also expected with a date to be confirmed.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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