Today Atlus posted an apology message to fans having trouble finding Vanillaware’s 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim in Japanese stores.
The message mentions that stock has been running out causing shortages at many retailers.
Luckily, the physical version of the game is being shipped again, and it should reappear on the shelves, but customers are encouraged to reserve a copy if they want to be sure to get it when the shipments arrive.
On the other hand, the message also suggests getting the digital version if you can’t grab a physical copy.
The second print of the physical version includes the early purchase bonuses (but you need to make sure it comes with the dedicated green sticker), while the download version will include them until tomorrow, January 15.
The game has initially performed a bit sluggishly, but it appears that word of mouth and accolades from a number of relevant developers are turning 13 Sentinels’ fortunes around, causing copies to evaporate from the shelves.
Incidentally, we have more words of praise from another relevant developer and storyteller coming, and you’ll be able to read them in one of our interviews soon.
If you want to see more, you can check out the latest trailer, another story trailer, the previous video, some spiffy gameplay, another trailer, an extensive batch of screenshots that showcased new characters, the previous gallery of screenshots, more images and artwork, another gameplay reveal, and an earlier trailer.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is available in Japan exclusively for PS4.
A western release has also been announced by Atlus USA a long while ago, but the publisher hasn’t mentioned the game for a long time. Hopefully, we’ll hear more soon enough, because I’m becoming a bit anxious. Atlus, Please.