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13 Sentinels Aegis Rim - Release Date, gameplay, and more

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim is coming soon to Nintendo Switch and has many players inquiring about the release date, gameplay, and more.
13 Sentinels Aegis Rim - Release Date, gameplay, and more

Developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a game that follows high school characters who are pulled to the future to help battle vicious monsters. They fight monsters called Kaiju with giant mechanical suits.

The plotline is a nonlinear narrative that takes players to different eras in time to get the whole picture. The narrative is filled with action, romance, and drama offering players compelling characters and a vivid story.

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim Release Date

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim lockerroom robot
13 Sentinels Aegis Rim will take players on an immersive journey featuring supernatural presences. (Picture: Vanillaware)

13 Sentinels was first released on Playstation 4 on November 22, 2019, but there is a re-release of the game for the Nintendo Switch. The game will be available for Nintendo Switch on April 12, 2022.

Receiving positive reviews from critics, the Nintendo Switch version of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will come with a few added features to improve upon the game.

Gameplay in 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim gameplay
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim switches through different gameplay styles. (Photo: Vanillaware)

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim switches between a real-time strategy and a 2D side-scrolling game where players control different characters to play through the story’s narrative.

The RTS part of the game is during battles where players control the 13 main characters in mech suits as they combat the Kaiju while the side-scrolling portion requires controlling these characters to interact with each other and the environment to progress the story.

The choices that players make during the side-scrolling narratives can have different scenarios in the game.

New Features Nintendo Switch 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim armaments
New combat features will be available in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. (Picture: Vanillaware)

There have been a few announcements citing multiple new features on the Nintendo Switch version of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Atlus and Vanillaware have also revealed that each of the 13 sentinels will come with two new armaments.

Here are the new updates players should take note of:

  • Ei Sekigahara: Hurricane Rush and Multi-Launcher Surface-to-Ground Missiles

  • Iori Fuyusaka: Multi-Rocket Launcher and Plasma Smasher

  • Juro Kurabe: Armor-Piercing Cannon and High-Powered Plasma Arc Cutter

  • Keitaro Miura: EMP Long-Range Missile and Carpet Bomber

  • Megumi Yakushiji: High Pulse Laser and Piercing Multi-Lock Missiles

  • Natsuno Minami: High-Precision Machine Cannon and Wide-Range Railgun

  • Nenji Ogata: High-Performance Charger and Wide-Range Suppression Rockets

  • Renya Gouto: EMP Spike and Teleport Field

  • Ryoko Shinonome: Hacking Missile and Random Shot

  • Shu Amiguchi: Point-Lock Missile and Enhanced Generator

  • Takatoshi Hijiyama: Anti-Air Demolishing Blade and Reinforced Actuators

  • Tomi Kisaragi: Ultra-Long Range Missiles and High-Performance Charger

  • Yuki Takamiya: Quad Leg Spikes and Active Cooler

The new armaments for each character will add more dimension to the fights as well as give returning players something new to enjoy.


Featured image courtesy of Vanillaware.