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.
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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