Strange things are afoot in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Vanillaware’s critically acclaimed narrative adventure/RTS that’s finally getting a Western release. It’s set in an alternative version of 1980s Japan with 13 characters pulled into a war versus alien invaders. However, there’s also elements of time travel mixed in – check out the latest trailer, which hints at what happens when the player fails.
The story intertwines between all 13 characters as they pilot Sentinel mechs in an attempt to defeat the kaiju. Depending on how things pan out, the future may end up the worse for wear. Of course, what’s going on with each student and how that impacts their battle performance is also a key factor.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is out on September 22nd, having been delayed by two weeks from its original date. The delay has allowed for the inclusion of English voice-overs in a day one update which is a nice consolation. Stay tuned for more details on the title in the coming weeks.