Vanquish confirmed for winter 2010

Vanquish confirmed for winter 2010
James Orry Updated on by

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SEGA has announced that Vanquish, a new third-person action shooter from Bayonetta developer Platinum Games, is to be released in Europe and North America in winter 2010. The game is in development for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Directed by Shinji Mikami (creator of the Resident Evil franchise), Vanquish is a sci-fi shooter which promises fast, fluid and frenetic combat and an engaging and immersive storyline.

“We are delighted to have the chance to work with Shinji Mikami, one of the most successful and celebrated game directors in the world,” said Mike Hayes, CEO of SEGA West. “Vanquish is set to offer gamers the chance to be immersed in a truly cinematic gameplay experience, with the scope and special effects of a Hollywood movie.”

Players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit, in a near future world where nations war over the planet’s remaining energy resources. Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies.

Russia and the United States are vying for ownership of the world’s fast-depleting energy resources and 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.