Today Atlus USA announced the localization of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, currently in the works at Vanillaware.
The game is directed by Vanillaware’s own President George Kamitani, and is set in the modern world with the addition of giant mecha.
It was announced for the first time at Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference in 2015, and back then it was labeled as a PS4 and PS Vita game.
That said, the press release for the west makes no mention at all of platforms. The newly opened official website doesn’t mention them explicitly, but at the end it includes them in the usual copyright notice:
“The “PS” Family logo and the “PSVITA” logo are registered trademarks. “PS4” is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. The ESRB rating icons are registered trademarks of the Entertainment Software Association.”
It’s hard to say if this is an indication that Atlus USA and Vanillaware are still deciding whether to port the game to other platforms or not, but in the meanwhile, you can check out a few shots below.
Update: all mentions of PS4 or PS Vita have been removed from the site, indicating that their inclusion was probably a mistake.
Vanillaware has been rather silent since the release of the critically acclaimed Dragon’s Crown for PS3 and PS Vita in 2013, but finally something seems to be moving, even if no release window was announced today.