Day-one patch will add an English voice track to 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim when it releases on September 22
Previously slated to launch on September 8, Vanillaware’s genre-bending adventure 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will now release on September 22 in North America, the game’s publisher Atlus West has announced.
While this news may come as a slight disappointment to players in the west who’ve been patiently waiting for the game since it was first announced in 2017, there is a positive side to its delay. Atlus West has confirmed that the game, which is being developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4, will release alongside a day-one patch that includes an English voiceover option.
Check out the latest trailer for the game below:
In a recent interview on the PlayStation Blog with Ari Advincula, Sega of America’s Communication Manager, Atlus West’s lead localization editor Allie Doyon described the difficulties the team faced when recording dialogue during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“It took some time to work everything out, but ultimately, we ended up recording the rest over video conference call. It’s not as simple as just calling in and talking — we needed studio-quality audio recordings, a way for the audio engineers to work with said recordings on the spot and afterwards, and a way for each actor to view the director’s screenshared script at a readable size.” She continued, “To help achieve that studio quality, actors set up makeshift studios in their own homes, which sometimes meant getting cozy in a closet with a nice mic! Needless to say, there were a lot of technical complications, but everyone really went the extra mile to make it happen.”
You can find the rest of the interview here.