13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Japanese Release Date Might be Announced On July 18
Vanillaware might finally announce a release date for its PS4 visual novel-like sci-fi adventure 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
Atlus and Vanillaware announced two new stream events for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
The first one is an around five minutes long stream which will be aired on July 18, at 12:00 JST. Here is the Youtube link and here is the Periscope link. The stream will include the “latest information for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim“.
The second stream will also be held on July 18. The first part will be held from 18:00 JST to 20:00 JST and include famous game journalist Mafia Kajita and famous sci-fi writer Koji Watanabe. The second and main part of the stream will be from 20:00 JST to 22:00 JST, and will include Takayuki Ishii, Kaoru Sakura, and Tomomi Isomura. Mafia Kajita and Koji Watanabe will still be present as well.
Here’s the YouTube link and here is the Periscope link. Takayuki Ishii voices Takatoshi Hijiyama in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, while Kaoru Sakura voices Natsuno Minami. The cast for the 13 protagonists was revealed in a previous trailer.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is supposed to release on PS4 in Fall 2019 in Japan, meaning it’s very likely a new trailer with a release date will be revealed on these streams on July 18.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim also had a demo released in March 2019 in Japan titled 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue. The demo includes the prologue chapter of each of the 13 protagonists and reveals much more about its universe and its sci-fi story. The demo also confirmed what Vanillaware said from the beginning, how 13 Sentinels keeps the 2D scrolling aspect, but is different from all its action games so far, from Princess Crown to Muramasa The Demon Blade, and is more akin to a visual novel.
It’s also worth noting the demo included a new trailer and a teaser for a new Fantasy-themed game by Vanillaware. Slightly before the demo was announced, Vanillaware’s Director George Kamitani had mentioned how he’d like to work on a new Fantasy-themed game instead of sci-fi, but needed to focus on finishing 13 Sentinels first. Seeing Vanillaware ended up revealing this teaser for a new Fantasy-themed game, it’s very likely 13 Sentinels is development is nearly complete.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was announced back in September 2015, but was first teased as far as 2013, when the artwork seen above was published on Vanillaware’s official site, celebrating 2013’s new years. This artwork, later on, turned to be related to the game.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was supposed to come out in 2018 for PS4 and Vita, but the game ended up getting delayed and the PS Vita version canceled. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was also announced in the west but with no release date estimate.