Sega Vanquish-ing October 19

Publisher dates Shinji Mikami-directed sci-fi shooter, details GameStop-exclusive preorder weapons pack.

Resident Evil 4 director Shinji Mikami's first project with PlatinumGames has finally received a release date. Sega today announced an October 19 North American launch for Mikami's Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 shooter Vanquish, as well as a preorder promotion with specialty retailer GameStop.

The laser cannon is one of three weapons included in the GameStop preorder promotion.

Customers who preorder the title with GameStop will be given exclusive access to three new weapons in the form of a downloadable content update on the day of the game's launch. The three weapons include a more powerful and faster-firing machinegun, an armor-piercing pistol, and a laser cannon Sega says is the most powerful weapon players can use on foot.

A third-person shooter with an emphasis on action, Vanquish will follow a government-backed one-man army named Sam as he takes on robotic enemies in a world where an energy crisis has once again put the United States and Russia at odds. Unfortunately, this conflict isn't another Cold War, with hostilities started by the obliteration of San Francisco from an orbital laser cannon.

Vanquish is the last of four games that fall under a publishing deal PlatinumGames signed with Sega in 2008. Other titles released as part of the deal include Madworld, Bayonetta, and Infinite Space.

For more information, check out GameSpot's E3 preview of Vanquish.

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PapaSanSW
PapaSanSW

Play the demo it's way fun-times :)

EvrenDawn
EvrenDawn

I freaking hate preorder exclusives. It's just a way to make people buy a game without actually knowing what they are getting into. Any smart gamer knows never to believe pre-release hype but rather purchase a game after its release so that they know what they are getting into. It would be better if they just added more unlockable weapons to the game instead of having some exclusive pack. That said, I'm still looking forward to playing this when it comes out.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

@ carbonic_acid You're right, I should check out what makes the game M in the first place because I honestly thought it was going to be T. Most likely though its going to have blood and gore and I don't like that in my games. There was a brief glimpse of it in the trailer so I imagine there is gonna be more. I played Metal Gear Solid 4 (borrowed it) and there wasn't much M content aside from a few curse words and "optional" gameplay mechanics. I didn't count Raiden's white blood.

DoomSky
DoomSky

Do the Russians get fed up of being put as villians all the time? Being English I know we get a few villian roles but theres some good roles too.

mattxavier
mattxavier

I thought they announced that this would be on PC, where's the love?

maaly81
maaly81

looks promising. hope they dont mess it up by releasing it too soon

gbrading
gbrading moderator

And thus were they vanquished.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Look awsome I will hold out hope Sega!!!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

sounds interesting for sure.... haven't had a decent shooter from Sega since I bought my Lock-On VR shooter set in 1995(!) lol

xXFr34k_0uTXx
xXFr34k_0uTXx

At first when I read the title I thought Sega was shutting down. O.o Seems like it could be good, if the story holds.

Iseewatudidthar
Iseewatudidthar

Well if your that young I'm pretty sure the box says M not T its meant for the older crowd

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

@ carbonic_acid - You see, some people have parents. Who care about these kind of things. Such as mine.

carbonic_acid
carbonic_acid

@Zidaneski : just curious, how come if it's rated mature you won't get the game? what i suggest is to wait until the ESRB content description is available, then decide

macronia
macronia

no PC ?? i don't understand .. Sega make bad PC games and keep nice games for consoles :( and it is shooter ... all PC gamers love shooter

Nojan2009
Nojan2009

Freethinker101 "Looks great. I loved Bayonetta on the PS3(Worked fine after the update). Madworld is great fun, and the PS3 really needs a really great 3rd person Shooter Ummh.....what about uncharted 2!!

mouthforbathory
mouthforbathory

.........more Russian bad guys............meh. Love to see the US made into the bad guys for once. I like good stories, and the Russian/Soviet-guy-wants-revenge-on-the-US-or-(insert NATO member nation here) plot is way too old.

BetardxFoosier
BetardxFoosier

@green_dominator I know how you feel man. I feel the same way about all of the games you mentioned and haven't seen many people with that opinion of the games mentioned. I think it has to deal with the "fun factor" that people often miss. They go for the "coolest" games instead of the ones that really are fun, even if they have bad reputations.

green_dominator
green_dominator

@zidan4000 Yes, I'm insane.....the doctors have been trying to commit me for years but they just can't figure me out.... seriously though I can't help it that everyone else seems to find games like God Of War so great, I'll giv them this Kraytos is a cool looking character and fights well enough.... I honestly hated the original and in general I don't like games the force players to use absurdly long combos to defeat enemies, just get to the damned point and kill the guy or just jump to where you want who cares about how you look when you do it?? Me, I'd much rather take on an army and destroy them one guy at a time. I know Dynasty Warriors isn't the best brawler in the world especially the new ones but number 5 was the last one I liked and to be fair I haven't turned on my PS2 in over 3 years.... What I'm trying to say is I like a straight forward fight, I don't like a lot of monkey jumping around and cute moves when I could just simply cut a guys head off and be done with it...... As for Vanquish it's nothing but a Gears/Mass Effect rip and everyone knows who the real winners are there......

UnreaLuigi
UnreaLuigi

cant wait, this game is lookin pretty awesome

Drakillion
Drakillion

Looks pretty sweet ^_^ Nice to see some developers branching out and try to breath new life into the shooter genre (aim down the sights! *sigh* >_>). Looking at the video, its gonna contain the intense action of Gears of War and other games such as God of War and Bayonetta. Sounds like a recipe for success!!!

zidan4000
zidan4000

@green_dominator are you insane? you can't compare a shi**y game like dynasty warriors to games that stamped their names as the best beat em up games in history of gaming.

coldsauce09
coldsauce09

hoh...... looks like platinum games have a new game engine and it looks good. definitely a buy for me.

green_dominator
green_dominator

@fLaMbOaStiN I know Bayonetta has it's audience but honestly I thought the game sucked, It's just as bad as Devil May Cry and God Of War.... If I wanted to play a beat "em up I'd throw in Dynasty Warriors 5 for the PS2. or I'd load up my emulator and play Double Dragon II.....

Dan21278
Dan21278

Shinji!!! That's a sick name lol

bakasora
bakasora

Looks very fast paced, faster than MG:Rising.

fLaMbOaStiN
fLaMbOaStiN

@green_dominator obviously you havnt played Platinum Game's previous titles.. Heard of Bayonetta?? It was a beat em up released in a pool of other beat em ups; but it stood out.. You know why? Because it was F'ING AWSOME!! It brought a lot of new things to the beat em up genre, just like Platinum Games is gonna do with Vanquish to the shooter genre.. If this games like any of their last ones i know i'll be pleased.

fLaMbOaStiN
fLaMbOaStiN

Prolly one of my most anticipated games of this year.. Oct looks like its gonna be a good month.. Fallout New Vegas is comeing out in oct too, right??? Damn, i might need to go find myself a job lol or get gamefly.

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Ugh, I have to give my money to Gamestop in order to get the most powerful handheld weapon in the game, are you kidding me? I should invest money in these game companies or retailers because I would really, really like to know how much retailers are kicking back to the publishers to get these exclusives.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

cool i enjoyed bayonetta i shall be watchin this title and i have a feeling it will be good.

gezegond
gezegond

shinji mikami is a master of gameplay, so you can be sure it's nothing like "the other shooters"

freefadi
freefadi

I don't know, I'm not into shooters that much really however, since Shinji Mikami is involved it might be interesting, just don't rush and screw up the PS3 version like you did with Bayonetta...I really hate rushed ports.

Whitewind617
Whitewind617

These gamespot pre-order bonuses are getting ridiculous. THREE exclusive weapons? And you must decide you want the game before it comes out, or you will probably never get them. Power to the player my ***.

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

Mann this game is gonna be redunkulous. I can't wait.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Grrr. Would have got this if it wasn't rated M. At least Enslaved hits at the beginning of the month.

green_dominator
green_dominator

Vanquish will fail just like 90% of Saga's other shovelware games. When they aren't ruining Sonic's rep they make lackluster titles that go nowhere and if that isn't enough the either get outside help to make new IP's that fail or they do it themselves. Vanquish will fail because it just copies what everyone else does and frankly the others do it better.....

Bobby777888
Bobby777888

If its anything like Bayonetta, Im in.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Really looking forward to this game. Platinum make amazing games. I'm sure this will be amazing too.

johny300
johny300

Buying the game because shinji mikami is working on it.

positivebalance
positivebalance

looks intense. i didn't know ohgren was in the game.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Another shooter?????? Noooooooo......Why?? Cant they make something else already?

SolidusHo
SolidusHo

So... what? it's going to go october 18th then 20th? by the way, i hate your TERRIBLE article titles, GS...

Freethinker101
Freethinker101

Looks great. I loved Bayonetta on the PS3(Worked fine after the update). Madworld is great fun, and the PS3 really needs a really great 3rd person Shooter!!! I