Vanquish: First Screens & Gameplay Details


Sega and Platinum Games have released first screens of their upcoming third-person shooter Vanquish, the new action title from Resident Evil and God Hand director Shinji Mikami.

The “speedy” shooter—as clearly evidenced by the employ of motion blur—with a “high-tension” battle system is bound for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this year, pegged for a winter release, at least in Japan. Vanquish has just about everything you’d need from a current generation shooter: bad-ass armor, big guns and plenty of sparks. Throw in some fast paced punchy-kicky melee combat and you might have the next great action game from Platinum.

In a near-future world where Russia and the United States vie for ownership of the world’s fast-depleting energy resources, the US has constructed a space station in order to harness energy from the sun. Russian forces capture this space station and divert its harvested solar energy into a blast wave that destroys San Francisco, aiming to force the US into a total and unconditional surrender. In response, the US tasks its armed forces with recapturing the space station before the Russians can annihilate their next target – New York.

• Directed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series, VANQUISH™ is a sci-fi shooter that sees players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit. A versatile fighter with a huge arsenal of weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies.

• Fast, fluid and frenetic – this is gaming at its most explosive and exciting, as you storm into battle.

• Experience a game character like no other – Sam is the ultimate weapon, donning a futuristic battle suit of destructive firepower and superhuman speed and agility.

• Fight your way through the enormous, open environments of the space station. The most advanced, futuristic city in the skies becomes home to the action.

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