PlatinumGames Vanquish-ed

Teaser trailer for next game from Resident Evil director Shinji Mikami features metropolitan devastation, sci-fi shootouts; first trailer inside.

When Sega introduced PlatinumGames to the world in May of 2008, the publisher announced that it would be handling the studio's first four titles: MadWorld, Bayonetta, Infinite Space, and a then-untitled game from Resident Evil director Shinji Mikami. That game finally has a name, as PlatinumGames today posted a teaser trailer for the Mikami-directed Vanquish on its Web site.

Space marine guy should probably find some better cover.

The teaser--which is behind an age gate--combines live-action footage with some computer graphics effects to provide a setting for the game. The clip starts with an armored soldier kneeling in a serene field, examining an insect on his finger. The camera pans to reveal a devastated city across a bay as military helicopters fly overhead.

A series of news channel press conference clips show a woman decrying widespread destruction of American cities by "enemy forces" and promising retaliation. Spliced between those shots are glimpses of robotic arms helping the previously glimpsed armored soldier into his equipment. The trailer wraps up with a firefight apparently on a giant orbiting satellite, with the armored soldier taking on a chicken-legged mech.

A credits card at the end of the clip reveals that the Vanquish game will be directed by Shinji Mikami and produced by Atsushi Inaba (Okami, Viewtiful Joe). As for the teaser, it was written and directed by Alexei Tylevich. According to the Internet Movie Database, Tylevich was the visual effects creative lead on last year's Zombieland and wrote and produced the opening movie for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

Unfortunately, there's no telling when or where gamers will be able to get their hands on Vanquish. The trailer gave no platforms or release dates for the game.

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152 comments
tsyunami
tsyunami

there's a woman president...so it'll probably come out sometime in 2011....Sarah Palin is going use this as an endorsement for her campaign

cocacolafresh
cocacolafresh

i was hoping for a good fps to replace mw2. but seeing how it is made by the guy who made resident evil, and the visuals were for mgs, it might be a third person shooter. nooo

termadoyle
termadoyle

If it's by Platinum Games, it'll definitely be among the best this gen as all their games are so far.

lc-kv
lc-kv

trailer was well done but wasn't very telling of the actual game in production (besides the story premise) also... visor covering mouth area? That will be the new trend in Japanese games after useless/excessive belts!

yearof3000
yearof3000

did PlatinumGames made Bayonetta for the 360 and SEGA f-up Bayonetta for the PS3! Oh boy!

swmeek
swmeek

Freakin awesome I say!

Livewirez
Livewirez

That trailer was awsome, hopefully the in-game graphics look something like whats in the trailer. Nice change of scenery from fantasy/gothic to futuristic space.

-Celeste-
-Celeste-

Does that scream Iron Man to anyone else? I mean, from the way his armor is put on, to the glowing thing on his back/chest to the visor and heads up dispaly. It just feels like a total rip off of the movie.

NiteShadeX
NiteShadeX

I hope it doesnt go down the same route that Tiberium FPS went.

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

I tell you what's overkill......... The Platinum Hits version. *nudge nudge*

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

well it certainly has the name credentials behind it... can't wait to see more on this one

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

Just took a look at the trailer, and the visor portion of that "Space marine's" helmet covers his mouth. Very unimportant info, I just thought it was funny. Why would you need a visor for the mouth? Anyway it doesn't matter, who cares? This game looks interesting. I can't wait to see what this new IP is all about.

downloadthefile
downloadthefile

i love how everyone is already judging how similar it is to halo and or crysis without pretty much any news on the game. hopefully it changes things up for once instead of being another linear shoot everything that moves game. i like crysis and halo but i am getting bored with them.

EmJayW
EmJayW

Looks pretty cool, if similar to everything else, especially Halo and Crysis. It looks worse because of the fact that the Russians look like the bad guys.

DJCartmell
DJCartmell

Looks good kind of reminds me of Halo a little bit with the main character's suit looking to a degree like Master Chief's.

The_Jackle
The_Jackle

@Polybren Brendan Sinclair you sneaky, little S.O.B! Don't you ever scare me with a headline like that ever again!

St_muscat
St_muscat

@ Jocubus when I first saw the title I thought Platinum Games had been shut down down and I was ****ing bricks, I was so glad when I found out it was just the title of Shinji Mikami's new project.

St_muscat
St_muscat

Pretty disappointing news imo, I love Platinum Games for their creativity and uniqueness (not to many games around like Madworld or Bayonetta) but this looks, at this moment just like any other game. Still could be good, I'll wait for more news before I judge it its just that its not as creative or out there as their previous works which gets me.

Shinkada
Shinkada

The gameplay will have to be pretty good to make up for how bland and derivative this is, thus far, sounding. Though it's pretty possible it could be just that good.

HerbalVideogame
HerbalVideogame

Shinji Mikami is hit or miss. Resident Evil, big hit, a ******* home run, outta tha park. P.N. 03 A bunt that lead to an out...

pagla07
pagla07

That was a really good trailer.... hopefully the game will incorporate some of these visuals in the actual game.... but from what i got from the trailer the Augmented Reaction Suit doesn't give super speed or super strength... the round thing in the back probably does something cool though...reminded me a little of the clones from star wars...

Jocubus
Jocubus

I find these articles written by Gamespot to be terrible. First of all, they normally aren't timely. Second of all, every writer tries to have a witty title that incorporates the game title. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE IN THIS CASE. Perhaps "PlatinumGames Vanquish-ed" would be a good title if the company was disbanded and made a game named Vanquish...

Bioshockraptor
Bioshockraptor

If it's a horror game, I'm not playing it. If not, I'll give it a try. :D

pmurph13
pmurph13

everyone chill its not like i said the game will suck or anything.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@pmurph13 I wouldn't say so, but Dead Space is already a highly derivative game, so it wouldn't mean much.

saintsrow13
saintsrow13

You people are incredible, can you go 5 seconds without comparing games? Who really cares. Just play it for what it is! I haven't seen gameplay, so I don't know what to think yet, thought the epic-ness is promising. ^_^

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

*Drooooooooooooools* OMG, anything these guys make is gold, but this sounds even more epic. CANNOT WAIT!

kickblocker
kickblocker

Viewtiful Joe was amazing, i didnt have a lot on money when it came out, so i rented it like 3 times

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@StarKiller14 I guess this will be multi-platform, let's just hope both versions are the same and the issues with "Bayonetta" won't happen again.

pmurph13
pmurph13

is it just me or is that suit completely ripped from dead space?

McL0v1N42
McL0v1N42

@BloodMist This isn't a remake of AvP2, It's being developed by Rebellion who made the first AvP game for the Jaguar back in 1994 and who made the first pc AvP in 1999. So they have more of a grasp of AvP than monolith. As monolith were the ones in sequel production

BloodMist
BloodMist

It looks like a ripoff of everything you could imagine.Thank you for that swift observation.Nah, seriously, it's gonna be as generic as possible.That's what Sega publishes these days.It's what they've been publishing/developing since they stopped making consoles, they publish stuff that's either completely generic, obviously a ripoff, or crap.The only game that looks to break that mold is AvP, and that's because it's basically a remake of one HELL of a great game, Monolith's AvP2.So that's technically just gonna be a ripoff, as well.But there hasn't been a quality AvP game for years, so that's forgivable.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

If you watch it in hd you can read some text on his chest that says "Augmented Reaction Suit," so yeah, that actually does sound a lot like Spartan armor. But the setting and visual aesthetic is completely different, something more like I, Robot than Halo. Everything is clean and pearlescent.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

I don't know how people can say it looks like anything. They didn't show a second of gameplay. It could be like Halo, it could be like Metroid Prime, it could be like Shadow Complex, it could be like Mass Effect 2. Its a bit early to be calling it like anything since we didn't show the game at all. Not to mention Master Chief isn't the only armor clad hero ever to exist. In all the above mentioned games you can have full body armor.

mdisen2
mdisen2

I got a "it looks like Halo but better" vibe. It probably won't be an FPS.

Excedra
Excedra

wow. interesting. as if that revealed anything.

Aries139
Aries139

this game has the Halo comparisons are like ones that Inferno is getting for comparisons of God War Strange hopefully they both live up to there comparisons