13 Sentinels Aegis Rim: Let's Play and Live Translate Vanillaware's New Sci-Fi Adventure

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim got cute and cool characters, giant robots, and an awesome story, but it's only out in Japan, so we're doing a let's play.

DualShockers is happy to announce we’ll be doing a Let’s Play for 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim on PS4. 13 Sentinels launched in Japan on November 28, and I’m recording myself as I discover the game and translate the dialogue. We’ll be publishing videoes every weekend as I play through the game. This Let’s Play will be a great opportunity for you to learn about 13 Sentinels and see how interesting it is because no western release date has been confirmed.

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim is the latest game from Vanillaware. 13 Sentinels is also a joint venture with Atlus, making Vanillaware go back to its roots seeing Director George Kamitani and his team used to be part of the studio behind the Megami Tensei and the Persona series.

Just like its name suggests, 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim features 13 protagonists, who fight in giant mecha called the Sentinels, in order to save humanity from an alien invasion. The game has time travel, memory manipulation, other dimensions, and tons of other sci-fi stuff. It’s heavily inspired by classics such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, and Total Recall, along with many Japanese sci-fi live-action shows and anime. Most of the protagonists themselves are sci-fi fans, and they often bring up how similar their situation is with their favorite works, all while never stepping into the obnoxious.

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim‘s huge number of protagonists and sci-fi themes might make it seem like an overcomplicated game, but it isn’t the case at all. This Let’s Play is also here to prove that.
Vanillaware is the studio behind Princess Crown, Odin Sphere, Dragon’s Crown, and Muramasa. However, 13 Sentinels isn’t an action RPG like all these but an adventure game, as in it’s similar to a visual novel. As for the battle system, it’s a tactical RPG, with a mix of turn-based, real-time, and tower defense elements. I’m sure you’ll be able to see its charm with our Let’s Play.

The first episode of our 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim Let’s Play is included below. Stay tuned on DualShockers’ YouTube channel as we’ll regularly publish new episodes:

You can also read more details on the game with our previous coverage: Yoko Taro’s comments on the game, some various details, and more details on the characters.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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