13 SENTINELS: AEGIS RIM

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Announced for Nintendo Switch

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is no longer only on PlayStation 4. Atlus revealed the Vanillaware side-scroller will see a worldwide release for Nintendo Switch on April 12, 2022, and launch in Japan two days later on April 14. The reveal came during 13 Sentinels’ 2nd-anniversary livestream event, where Atlus noted…

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Steven Strom’s Game of the Year 2020 List

2020 was full of a lot of awful shit I don’t want to talk about anymore. I’m going to shout out some great games instead! As is so often the case, video games have helped distract and instruct me through times good and bad. A few stood out in particular,…

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The Comforting Routines of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately. Numbers and terms that seemed abstract when I was growing up — greenhouse gases, 400 parts per million, an ice-free summer — have now calcified into razor-sharp predictors of a bleak and barren future.  “Melting Arctic ice is now pouring 14,000 tons of water…

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Behind the 80s Shoujo and Mecha of 13 Sentinels with Akiyasu Yamamoto

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim isn’t just Vanillaware’s most unusual project yet. It’s also the studio’s biggest. Created by a team of less than 30 people, it’s an uncompromising deep-dive into all of (the often contentious) studio director and writer George Kamitani’s passions. Blending sci-fi and anime tropes with non-chronological storytelling,…

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I’d Rather See Huge Mechs Than Huge Boobs In 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim writes a lot of checks I’m afraid for it to cash. I’m still a long, long way from completing the game — a half visual novel, half real-time strategy hybrid — having only seen the first few chapters from most of the game’s baker’s dozen of…

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