Vanquish A Third-Person Shooter, Teaser Turns Heads
Last month, we learned that Platinum Games has been working on Vanquish, a shooter that obviously represents a drastic departure from their critically acclaimed action extravaganza, Bayonetta.
It was revealed by Geoff Keighley and Co. on GameTrailers TV but we really didn't get any specific details during that unveiling. Now, we can add a few more significant pieces of info to the list of baseline information: according to VG247 citing the latest edition of Famitsu, Vanquish director Shinji Mikami confirmed that the game is actually "80% complete" and will release this winter in Japan. We also know it will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but if this project ends up like their last, PS3 owners may not be too happy... Well, that's jumping the gun and we're sure Platinum has learned from their past mistakes, so we're hoping they're creating Vanquish simultaneously for both platforms. The other interesting tidbit centers on the style of gameplay; we knew it would be a "shooter" so everyone assumed they meant first-person. But that isn't the case, as Mikami has said his new game will be a third-person shooter, and we'll be taking down robots (not humans) in this futuristic adventure. The setting appears to be the distant future on earth, where the US battles Russia; apparently, it's like the Cold War Round 2, or something. Lastly, we will indeed get a demo, which isn't exactly surprising but still good news.
We'd like to learn more about Vanquish but in the meantime, we suggest you head over to the Platinum Games blog and check out the announcement trailer. It's extremely well done and although it doesn't boast any gameplay, it has piqued our interest.
Related Game(s): Vanquish
3/3/2010 10:34:31 AM Ben Dutka