13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the new game from Vanillaware (Dragon’s Crown, Odin Sphere, Muramasa: The Demon Blade), has announced a western release date. The game, which released in Japan on November 28, 2019, will be available in the US and other English-language territories on September 8, 2020. A trailer has also been released, showing off the game’s incredible 2D art.
The game, which features 13 playable characters (hence the title) has a strong narrative focus that jumps between different time periods. It’s a 2D title that features top-down combat between mechs you can customize and various kaiju.
You can check it out in the trailer below, which shows off the game’s protagonists.
Vanillaware is known for its excellent, fast-paced combat, and the game was very well received in Japan. It was the only game nominated for the Seiun Award in the Media Category for the year of its release, and received awards and nominations in the Japan Game Awards, Famitsu Dengeki Game Award 2019, and Japan Otaku Awards.
At launch, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will only be playable in Japanese, as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the game’s production schedule. However, a free patch will add an English voice acting option post-launch.