After what seemed like an eternity, Atlus has announced that the long-awaited 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is set to arrive in Japan.
Announced back in 2015, the Vanillaware-developed sci-fi title received plenty of attention thanks to the popularity of its previous works, such as Dragon’s Crown and Odin Sphere. Things seemed to be going smoothly from that point on, with it making an appearance at E3 2017, getting a confirmed Western release, as well as a 2018 release date in Japan; however, things seemed to go awry soon afterward when not only did the announcements stop, but there was silence about the project for over a year, leaving many to assume it was scrapped.
Fortunately, Atlus eventually revealed 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was alive and kicking, albeit with some disappointing news: it would be delayed to an announced date in Japan and the PlayStation Vita version was cancelled. Things have been quiet between then and now, with the only news of note being of a Prologue demo that has since been confirmed to be arriving in Japan on March 14, but at least we now know the full game will arrive in a few months.
Speaking of the full game, we still don’t really know what it will play like. It’s been mentioned that it will be a point-and-click adventure game, making it a departure from the brawlers we’re used to seeing from the developer, but we won’t know for sure until gameplay from the demo (it contains all 13 main characters and three hours of the story) makes its way online — provided there’s nothing preventing users from doing so.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (hopefully) releases on the PlayStation 4 in Japan this fall; the western version is still without a release date.