Western Fans of Vanillaware will have to wait a little longer to experience their latest offering, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim’s western release has been officially delayed two weeks to September 22, 2020. Rumors of such a delay began making rounds after Amazon sent out an email to those that preordered the game back on the 16th.
Last month when the game’s initial release date was announced, it was revealed that due to the pandemic, English voices would not be available at launch; instead, it would be coming at a later date in a free patch, but that is no longer the case. In the press release reveal announcing the delay, it was revealed that the English voices would now come in a Day 1 patch, allowing players to start the game with which dub option they prefer. A specific reason for the delay wasn’t provided, but the idea that they wanted to wait for the English voices available at launch is within the realm of possibility.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is the brand new title from Vanillaware, creators of the visually stunning and award-winning Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown titles, that takes a decidedly more science-fiction direction as you figure out a mystery across time and space, that spans 13 intertwined tales. This new adventure features top-down tactical combat where your characters, known as Sentinels, fight to defend humanity with a variety of mechs and weapons at their disposal.
First revealed back at Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show conference back in September 2015, it will be almost five years to the date when the game was first revealed, that western players get to experience this game. While unfortunate, a two-week delay is a far cry from the delays that other titles have suffered lately. The game sounds like it will be worth the wait too if the praise of it by the likes of Nier Automata‘s Yoko Taro or Super Smash Brothers Masahiro Sakurai is to be believed. Luckily, we only have a few short months to wait before we get to play!