Hands on: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Preview

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is the latest title from Japanese developer Vanillaware. This narrative strategy adventure has you piloting mechs to take on deadly kaiju while also piecing together a dense sci-fi mystery. We’ve played a few hours, and here’s what we thought.

First Impressions

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is shaping up to be another winner for Vanillaware, and a stark departure from the genre stylings it has called home for decades. If done right, this could be one of 2020’s sleeper hits.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a bold departure for Vanillaware, which has previously cut its teeth on gorgeous, hand-drawn brawlers with the lightest of strategy elements, like Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown. 

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