Today Vanillaware announced a prologue for its upcoming game 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, aptly titled 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue, but it’s a rather peculiar operation.
Basically, it’s a prologue chapter of 13th Sentinel: Aegis Rim which includes three hours of gameplay, with no save data transfer to the main game whenever it’ll be released.
It’ll launch for PS4 in Japan on March 14. Thirteen characters will be playable.
The reason why I mentioned that it’s “complicated” is because this prologue is not a demo that will be provided for free, and you can’t even purchase it on its own. Players will have to pick one of four packages that bundle it with other stuff.
The “13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Music and Art Clips Package” will be priced 2,980 yen plus taxes and will include an artbook, a soundtrack mini CD, thirteen avatars, and two PS4 themes. The prologue will be included in a physical Blu Ray.
The “13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Digital Archives” bundle will include the prologue in digital version, the avatars, and the PS4 themes. It’ll cost 980 yen.
The “Odin Sphere Leifthrasir New Price Campaign Pack” will include the Prologue bundled with Odin Sphere Leifthrasir and a few dedicated goodies for 3,980 yen plus taxes.
The “Dragon’s Crown Pro New Price Campaign Pack” will be the same as above but bundled with Dragon’s Crown Pro for also priced at 3,980 yen plus taxes.
Last, but not least, we learn that a trailer is coming on Thursday, Jan. 10 at noon Japan time, which translates to 3 AM GMT, and 10 PM EST on Jan. 9.
Just yesterday, the studio published its traditional New Year message and art, mentioning that its priority for 2019 was 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
If you’re curious about the game and don’t want to wait until Jan. 10, you can check out the latest trailer that dates all the way back to E3 2017.