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Platform(s): PC, 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) Using Havok Physics And Animation

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT

Vanquish is a sci-fi shooter where you take control of DARPA operative Sam Gideon, who has been assigned a mission to battle legions of future-tech enemies using a vast arsenal of weapons.

Vanquish is set in the near future and features Russia and the United States vying 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.

From epic battle scenes to its signature time distorted "Augmented Reaction", Havok Physics and Havok Animation technologies are used throughout.

Arnaud Saint Martin, Asia Sales Director, Havok, says: "Directed by Shinji Mikami and produced by Atsushi Inaba, Vanquish is one of the most anticipated game titles of 2010 worldwide and we are thrilled to be a part of it. Our dedicated Japanese Support Team worked closely with the PlatinumGames team to help them make the best use of Havok's Physics and Animation technologies and deliver a fast, frenetic, intense and impressive gaming experience."

Atsushi Inaba, PlatinumGames, says: "Our vision was to create action on a scale that was unlike anything that has come before. With Havok's proven technology, our development team in Japan was able to create the exciting and dynamic world in Vanquish. Using Havok we were able to scale the interaction up to unprecedented levels and push gaming consoles right to their limits."


  • 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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