13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Launch Date Announced

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oprainfall | 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

It was just announced today at IGN’s Summer Gaming Showcase, that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will be coming to the PlayStation 4 on September 8th. You can pre-order it now at physical retailers to secure yourself a copy of the exclusive art book, which features Vanillaware’s signature painterly illustrations. The digital art book will be made available with digital pre-orders from the PlayStation Store soon. Here is the 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim stories trailer, which introduces the protagonists of the game’s entangled story lines:

 

Today’s press release also announced that13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will only include a Janapese voice over at launch. This is an unfortunate consequence of COVID-19’s impact on their production schedules. They are however planning to release a free English voice over post-launch. An exact launch date will be announced in the future.

13 Sentinels - Aegis Rim: Bonus Art Book

The bonus art book you get for pre-ordering.

 

Vanillaware have created 13 intertwined stories, and the result is 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. You may also know them as the folks behind Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown. In their latest title, you must delve into a 2D side-scrolling quest with beautiful environments in Vanillaware’s unique, hand-painted style. Take on the kaiju in the game’s fast-paced, top-down combat, and customize the sentinels with mechsuit weaponry. After all, it’s up to you to defend humanity! Along the way, you’ll experience visions from the past and future alike, as you dive deeper into the story. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has also received a number of awards, including:

  • Japan Game Awards 2019, Future Division Winner
  • Famitsu Dengeki Game Award 2019, Best Scenario Award & Best Adventure Award (2 divisions)
  • Japan Otaku Awards 2019, Grand Prize
  • IGN Japan Game of the Year 2019, 6th Place
  • IGN Japan User’s Choice 2019, 2nd Place
  • Weekly Famitsu (PS4 Special Feature, sold March 12th, 2020), Ranked in 10th for “”PS4 Must-Play Titles,” selected from all PS4 titles ever sold
  • 51st Seiun Award, Media Category, Nominee

 

And last but not least, here is a handful of screenshots of the game:

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