13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim launches September 8 in the west

Vanillaware's science-fiction adventure game gets a western release date.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Vanillaware-developed science-fiction adventure game 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will launch for PlayStation 4 on September 8 in the Americas and Europe, Atlus announced during IGN’s Summer of Gaming 2020 live stream.

The $59.99 physical launch edition will include an exclusive art book while supplies last. Pre-orders for the digital edition will include a digital version of the art book.

Due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Atlus’ production schedules, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will only include Japanese voice-overs at launch. A free English voice-overs patch will be released sometime after launch. The game will support English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles.

Here is an overview of the game, via Atlus:

About

Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories.

Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D side-scrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity!

Key Features

  • Beautifully rendered in Vanillaware’s signature hand-painted visual style.
  • Uncover a deep story through visions of the past and the future.
  • The doomsday clock is ticking. Become a Sentinel pilot, customize your mech, and fight waves of kaiju in top-down tactical combat.
  • Along with the recognition of Japanese game industry leaders, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has won numerous awards.

Accolades

  • 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 “PlayStation 4 Must-Play Titles,” selected from all PlayStation 4 titles ever sold
  • 51st Seiun Award, Media Category, Nominee

Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

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