Vanquish mobilizing in October

E3 2010: PlatinumGames' Shinji Mikami-directed sci-fi shooter narrowed to Halloween month on 360, PS3.

LOS ANGELES--Headlines at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo have largely been dominated by happenings at the Big Three: Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Third parties, of course, have also been active, and today Sega announced a narrowed release window for one of its most anticipated shooters, PlatinumGames' Vanquish.

Vanquish tells the story of a Cold War gone hot.

Having previously been pegged for a winter release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the Shinji Mikami-directed sci-fi shooter will now arrive in October. The Resident Evil creator's latest project 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.

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.

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

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21 comments
GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Why did game Spot say that it was "Unfortunately, this conflict isn't another Cold War" for the game not to be another Cold war game? I think the fact that they stuffed this plot into a far off future makes it a better title because they can go places and do things you can't when stuck in a cold war setting. Plus It sounds and looks awsome! Heck I like the future war games better in some ways then other titles I have played. They have more gameplay too them, way more story ideas at work, and on top of that you may fight evil Russians but the context is different because your using gear, and tech thats not around right now in the real world, makes it a fun romp sci-fi movie instead of a bull crap cold war what if game that any cold war lover could of come up with one day in his day dreams. I wish more games would do stuff like this. If Dark Void had this kind of angle......... IE a War not just Humans V Aliens in the VOID. It might have gotten better reviews. On top of that it was clear that the developers got shafted on the features front. This game on the other hand looks like a great concept for gameplay with a killer idea for story set in the way far off future were you have a woman President of the US, and Russian government who simply wants what we have, not just evil Russians angle.

trigun0006
trigun0006

actually xtrgx, many previews of vanquish say how hard it is to get used to control wise lol, still looks fun

XtrgX
XtrgX

this game freekkking looks killer. i love it so much. i want to marry it! i bet the game is easier to play and get used to. just like final fantasy or sumthing i dont know hahahahaha. go Vanquish! :)

lextexrex
lextexrex

It's like Armored Core except they made them more compact... into human form. Looks pretty good. I want to see more of this as it gets further developed.

caughtsomefire
caughtsomefire

it look kinda cool i guess. I dont like that woman giving a speech. Blowing up america?

0bags
0bags

Y must they allways type russains as "bad guys" its abit of a cliche

TXGAMER7
TXGAMER7

he moves very fast. i hope those controls are solid

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Sam moves fast, this looks like how a mech game should look like.

GatsuBlackSword
GatsuBlackSword

So far all of Platinum's products (MadWorld & Bayonetta) I have really enjoyed. I played Bayonetta 3 or 4 times through. Vanquish is looking really good. I'm excited to have a demo to really get a better impression.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

"" Will they ever stop with this? It feels like 1 out of every 4 shooters is either about something like this game is here, or pro-soviet usurpers (looking at you, Ghost Recon, Call of Duty). It's getting SO ******* OLD.

lamprey263
lamprey263

looks to have some good potential, I really hoping it turns out good, I'd like to see Platinum Games make a name for themselves, really liked Bayonetta too, this is where most of Capcom's talent went a couple years back so hopefully it's pretty good

Flame_Blade88
Flame_Blade88

Niiice. I've been following this game for awhile now and I loved the gameplay videos shown thus far. A definite purchase from me.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

Here's hoping Platinum actually develop the PS3 version themselves this time.

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Interesting.....the gameplay looks fast paced too say the least.

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

This looks pretty cool. Reminds me a bit of P.N.03

Sento_brean
Sento_brean

it seems like a lightining action shooter game, hopefully it is better than Alpha Protocol.

Jackc8
Jackc8

Looks pretty cool, I love a good sci-fi shooter set on a space station. I'll be waiting for the reviews before I buy it though. Hopefully it will have gameplay that leaves everybody raving, like Bayonetta.