Spike Chunsoft to localize Zero Escape creator's new game, AI: The Somnium Files

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    Kotaro Uchikoshi is well-known in the Japanese games industry for creating the beloved Zero Escape series and the Infinity visual novel franchise. His latest project is called AI: The Somnium Files, and is a neo-noir game about a detective investigating the mystery behind a set of murders, and finding the serial killer responsible. Uchikoshi is the lead director and scenario writer, and art direction will be handled by Yusuke Kozaki, character designer from the Fire Emblem series. Spike Chunsoft will be translating AI: The Somnium Files, which will release on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 25th worldwide.
     
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  1. kumikochan

    kumikochan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Hooo can't wait. Zero was an absolutely amazing series so i'm sure this will be of the same quality
     
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  2. Bimmel

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    Day One Baby.
     
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  3. ThoD

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    Same, although I'd rather it was the same character designer as Zero's Escape instead, I hate Fire Emblem designs, just unoriginal for the most part if not very stereotypical on top...
     
  4. Bimmel

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    I agree. The face of the protagonist reminded me of someone the same second I saw him.

    It's the Dragon Ball disease all over again. I look at you, Dragon Quest.
     
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  5. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    I freaking love the Zero Escape trilogy. Need now.
     
  6. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Guru

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    Spoiler: He from an alternate timeline is the serial killer.
    And he only committed the serial killings to find out of he could solve the ultimate murder mystery.
     
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  7. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere Gone forever

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    This is the same company that localized terraria for japan
     
  8. Kwyjor

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    I heard Zero Time Dilemma was not nearly as well-regarded as 999 or Virtue's Last Reward.
     
  9. hamohamo

    hamohamo GBAtemp Regular

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    I haven't played 999 or virtue's last reward yet, but i can assure you that zero time dilemma is really worth your time and in my opnion really damn good. You can give danganronpa a chance too. It's incredibly good.
     
  10. HelpTheWretched

    HelpTheWretched GBAtemp Regular

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    I loved that crossbow to the Spike Chunsoft logo. :D

    Maybe slightly less well-regarded, but I doubt it's by much. The main difference is ZTD uses animated cutscenes instead of text for its novel sections, which brings some pros and cons. I also found the Holy Shit moments in ZTD to be slightly less impactful. Other than that, the gameplay an story quality are on par with its predecessors.
     
  11. Bimmel

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    The animations were stiff and really hard to look at. That's what many people turned off, even the Visual Novel fans.

    Storywise.. well, let's say there are some "funny" decisions. ;-)
     
  12. hamohamo

    hamohamo GBAtemp Regular

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    like what?
     
  13. Vivisector

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    I wonder if it'll be any good. I got Zero Time Dillema as a PS+ game for Vita and after finishing it I knew I had to play the rest of the games. I'm working through 999 on my Vita right now.
     
  14. Pipistrele

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    I love Toriyama's designs... :(
     
  15. Black ace

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  16. hichamedd

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    i never seee such graphics is to high!!!
     
  17. hamohamo

    hamohamo GBAtemp Regular

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    the aliens were barely used as far as i remember but ok
     
  18. HelpTheWretched

    HelpTheWretched GBAtemp Regular

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    I especially liked the "Perceptive End"!
    Also, pretty much all the Eric/Mira interaction, in retrospect.
     
  19. Vhestal

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    Perfect! Was looking for any hint of news about this.
     
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