Vanquish

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Platinum Games
Release Date: Oct. 19, 2010 (US), Oct. 22, 2010 (EU)

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'Vanquish' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT

Vanquish is a new futuristic action game under development at Platinum Games, known for Bayonetta and MadWorld. Cureently there are few details known but it looks like New York is under attack by an out of space type laser beam, and you play a mech like soldier sent in to pick up the pieces.

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.

The demo for Vanquish will be available exclusively for download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and PlayStation Store in North America on Aug. 31st, across Europe on Sept. 1st and Australia on Sept. 2nd.

The Vanquish Official Demo: Velocity Attack, allows players to choose one level from the two levels of difficulty (Casual or Normal) available. Taking on the role of Sam, a United States government agent kitted out with a futuristic ARS battle suit, players are vying for ownership of the planet’s remaining energy resources against Russia on board a huge space station. On entering the third port lobby of the space station, numerous enemy robots are being brought in by dropships.  Players have a huge arsenal of weaponry and upgrades at their disposal, as well as the ability to hijack “Walkers”, or use the suits unique Boost and AR mode to take down the robots. The demo climaxes with the formidable boss, Argus which you will need to use all your skills acquired throughout the demo to defeat.


Features:

  • Vanquish, directed by Resident Evil series creatorShinji Mikami, 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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