Vanillaware Teases New Game With 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue Demo; New Trailer (Updated)
Vanillaware teased a new fantasy-themed game with a secret trailer unlocked at the end of the 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue demo.
The Prologue demo for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is now available in Japan on PS4. Clearing the first protagonist’s prologue takes around 15 minutes at most, and this unlocks the prologues of other protagonists. Each prologue is also around 15 minutes long, for a total of around 3 hours of play time.
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Some of the players who fully cleared the demo mentioned on social media how it unlocks a teaser for a new game by Vanillaware. While it’s highly unlikely the teaser will receive an official upload soon and stay as a bonus for those who acquired the demo, the teaser video was streamed by Persona Central and streamer dio_mark_ii, and you can find it below. It shows fantasy-themed characters and new artwork with Vanillaware’s logo.
Vanillaware’s director George Kamitani stated in his 2019 happy new year message that because 13 Sentinels is science-fiction themed, he’s not drawing any fantasy-themed artwork lately, and he’d love to make a new fantasy-themed game soon, but that Vanillaware needed to finish 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim first. Now that the game got a more specific release estimate in Japan, it’s highly possible they nearly finished its development and moved on to a new fantasy-themed project.
While 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim first got announced in September 2015, the game was similarly teased with Vanillaware’s 2013’s happy New Year artwork above. It’s possible the 2019 new year artwork will have something to do with this new teased game as well.
The 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue Demo is available through four different means, physically, digitally, or bundled with new low priced releases of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir and Dragon’s Crown Pro. You can read more about that here.
Lastly, clearing the demo also unlocks a new trailer for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, which is similar to the other trailer revealed a few weeks ago. It has nearly the same voice clips but shows some new scenes. You can watch it below.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is scheduled to launch this fall in Japan exclusively on PS4. The game was supposed to come to PS Vita as well but that version ended up getting canceled. The game was also already announced in the west.
Update: Atlus announced in a new video featuring game journalist and personality Mafia Kajita that details on the new teased game will be announced after 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim‘s development has ended. 13 Sentinels will launch in Japan in Fall 2019, meaning that news on the teased game should be coming around then.