Atlus Producer: “The new demo will make you realize 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is interesting even if it isn’t an action RPG”
In a short video, Atlus, Vanillaware, and Sega revealed new information regarding 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
First off, Vanillaware announced a new 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim demo will be published this October. It’ll let you play for around three hours, and you’ll be able to transfer your save to the full game. Atlus Producer Yamamoto Akiyasu said those who think the game isn’t worth it because it isn’t an action game will definitely be charmed with the demo.
Next, Vanillware announced that a DLC code for a PS4 port of Princess Crown will be included in preorders of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
Princess Crown first released on Saturn in 1997 and was developed by Vanillaware’s staff, with George Kamitani leading the team, back when they were still at Atlus and Vanillaware itself didn’t exist yet. Princess Crown is basically the first Vanillware game following the 2D scrolling + multiple protagonists combo they do in almost all their games now. Vanillaware also noted this is a PS4 port of the 2005-released PSP port of Princess Crown.
Note that Princess Crown will only be available in “Winter”. You won’t be able to download the game immediately when 13 Sentinels launches on November 28.
Princess Crown was never released outside Japan. Maybe it will get a localization through this PS4 port if this bonus comes around in 13 Sentinels’ western release.
Next, preorders of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will also include a DLC code for a PS4 theme. It’s a different one that the PS4 themes found in the Amazon shop specific preorder bonus, in the PS Store shop specific preorder bonus, and in the game’s Limited Edition.
This PS4 theme shows one of the 13 protagonists, Iori Fujisaka (voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki) in her Sentinel, naked, as that’s how all the protagonists are when piloting.
George Kamitani drew the illustration. Producer Yamamoto Akiyasu mentioned on stream how the last time they showed a new illustration Kamitani did for the game, which isn’t in the game itself, was the new year 2013 illustration. That one was published before the game itself was revealed.
Preorders of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will also include a lottery ticket to participate in a talk show event that will be held on March 2020 in Tokyo. The talk event will feature 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim staff and cast members as guests. 130 people will be able to attend in total. It’s an event geared for those who will have 100% cleared 13 Sentinels and solved all its secrets.
Lastly, preorders will include a DLC code for the 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Digital Archive. As seen above, it lets you check various things from the main game, such as the different animations for each character.
Needless to say, those who already preordered the game will get everything that was announced today.
The video also recapped the different shop specific preorder bonuses for 13 Sentinels in Japan.
PS4 exclusive (the vita version got canceled) 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim launches on November 28 in Japan. The game was also announced in the west but has no release estimate. You can check the latest trailer here with multiple story and game system details, and here’s some gameplay of the battle system along with some explanations.