This week’s double issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1632 releasing on March 12th (or the March 26 and April 2, 2020 merger issue) will include a special retrospective feature on the newest Vanillaware x Atlus developed sci-fi adventure game, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
In addition to 13 Sentinels being featured on the cover, the issue of Famitsu magazine will include a special 30-page thorough retrospective, presenting the game’s charm exhaustively. The cover illustration will also be included as a postcard in the appendix.
The cover is illustrated by Yukiko Hirai, a Vanillaware character designer who worked on 13 Sentinels.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was previously featured on the cover of Famitsu magazine for the game’s launch feature on November 28, 2019. It’s remarkable that the game continues to see active promotion by Japanese editorial outlets more than three months after its release.
As previously reported, after launching with middling sales, 13 Sentinels has experienced substantial word-of-mouth and praise from players due to the game’s quality, and has received continued sales as a result. 13 Sentinels reached 100k physical copies shipped at the end of January 2020.
A compilation of all Atlus related Famitsu magazine covers over the years can be seen in a previous post.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was released in Japan on November 28, 2019. The game will be released in Traditional Chinese and Korea on March 19, 2020. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was announced for English localization in June 2017. No Western release date has been announced as of yet.