PC Release For Platinum's Vanquish Teased Again By Sega [UPDATE]
Another photo on Twitter points to a possible PC port this month.
Update: Sega has posted another cryptic photo on its Twitter account that possibly points to an impeding PC release for Vanquish. Like yesterday's photo, which was labeled with the year "2017," the new image that Sega shared simply says "05," suggesting the game could be coming to PC sometime this month.
Original story: With the recent PC release of Bayonetta, there's been speculation that another Platinum-developed title, Vanquish, could also be coming to PC in the near future. While nothing concrete has been announced yet, publisher Sega added more fuel to the speculation today by posting a cryptic photo on Twitter (via Wario64).
Rumors of a PC port of Vanquish have been swirling since last summer, when Platinum co-founder Atsushi Inaba teased the possibility in an interview with Kotaku. Fans who purchased the PC version of Bayonetta, meanwhile, found another hint at a potential port: an avatar of Vanquish protagonist Sam Gideon in the game's Extras folder.
While not direct confirmation that Vanquish will receive a PC release, the photo that Sega posted this morning on its Twitter account is the most explicit hint the publisher has dropped thus far. Labeled with the year "2017," the photo depicts the logo of the Order of the Russian Star--the same emblem that adorns Vanquish antagonist Victor Zaitsev's armor. Considering that a PC port of Bayonetta was teased with a free 8-bit game before it was released on Steam, this is a good sign that Vanquish may be following suit.
Vanquish was directed by Shinji Mikami, who is renowned for his work on the Devil May Cry and Resident Evil series. The title was released to universal acclaim for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010; we awarded it a 9/10 and called it "one of the most gleeful and memorable experiences" of that year.