Owners of the PS4 edition of Vanillaware’s 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will be getting an upgrade in a few months. An announcement from publisher Atlus confirmed that the original PS4 version of the game will receive a patch to bring it to parity with the recently released Nintendo Switch edition. The patch will be free and distributed on August 4, 2022 for the Japanese versions of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
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The patch will bring the additional content from the Switch edition to the PS4 edition of the game. Though the games are narratively identical, the Switch edition adds two extra weapon options to each of the playable Sentinel units. The additional weapons diversify the options available to players and give each character some unique gimmicks. The patch will also add the English voice option to the PS4 version. Though overseas versions of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim shipped in 2020 with both English and Japanese voice options, the original 2019 Japanese PS4 release did not. The Switch version had both, and the inclusion of English voices was listed as a selling point in promotional material. Thus the patch should make the PS4 edition content-identical to the Switch edition.
In addition to the patch, Atlus will release a “Welcome Value Pack” bundle for the game in Japan. This is a rerelease of the game at a lower price point. It bundles in some additional digital goodies like a digital art book, posters, a PS4 theme, and an Avatar set.
The 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim PS4 patch will arrive on August 4, 2022 in Japan. Atlus West has not yet confirmed if the patch will be deployed to the English editions of the game. Interested players can pick up the game as it exists now on Nintendo Switch and PS4.