13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim celebrates 400,000 sales and media award selection

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Vanillaware has proudly announced that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has hit 400,000 sales. The story-driven action strategy title launched on PS4 in Japan back in 2019, before heading west in the fall of 2020.

Written and directed by George Kamitani of Dragon’s Crown fame, 13 Sentinels sees players take control of 13 individual characters, whose stories and fates intertwine against the backdrop of an alternate history 1985 – occasionally bouncing back to the past and forward to the future. The epic tale consists of dialogue-heavy story sequences, complex RTS battles, and side-scrolling action, all decorated in Vanillaware inimitable visual style.

In addition to the sales milestone, Vanillaware announced that 13 Sentinels had been officially nominated as a “Jury Selection” for the prestigious Japan Media Arts Festival. Hopefully, this new wave of publicity will pique the interest of new players, as while 13 Sentinels has its fair share of flaws, its fantastic storytelling, magnetic cast, and gorgeous art style deserve to be seen by more eyes.

[Via Gematsu]

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