13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, once a PlayStation 4 exclusive, is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Originally launched in 2020, this adventure/RTS mash-up’s narrative is, alone, almost worth the price of entry. We sang the story’s praises earlier this year, calling it “a sci-fi epic with a scope that dwarfs any other PlayStation 4 exclusive”. Though we also stated that the RTS elements were too simplistic to hold up the game.
But, as of next year, you’re going to be able to experience 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and its massive 13 protagonists on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re wondering what it’s about, the name’s a big clue. The playable characters live in a world where giant Kaiju attack Japan though, given the narrative is non-linear you won’t be able to piece everything together till the credits roll.
Borrowing Pacific Rim’s homework, your protagonists leap into giant robots, which is where 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim’s RTS element comes from, though they spend plenty of time just interacting with other characters as well. We did raise an eyebrow when we first learnt of its full title, but Asylum got away with mockbuster Atlantic Rim and, two years later, there’s no sign of Guillermo del Toro calling his lawyers in.
It’ll get a physical and digital release in Japan, and at least a digital release in the West. We wouldn’t be surprised if Atlus unveils a special collector’s edition, complete with soundtrack and giant plastic robot. If there’s one thing sci-fi has taught us it’s that most problems can be solved with giant robots.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim stomps onto the Nintendo Switch on April 12th 2022.