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Vanquish GameStop Pre-Order Bonus, Release Date

It could be one of the bigger surprises of 2010; we do have faith in the development team and the game certainly looks entertaining.

Sega of America has announced details regarding the exclusive GameStop pre-order incentives for Platinum's third-person sci-fi shooter, Vanquish. If the footage and information you've seen thus far has convinced you this title needs to be played, you can pre-order from GameStop now and receive exclusive access to a Tri-Weapon Pack, available via the PlayStation Store or the Xbox Live Marketplace. The guns in the pack are the Boost Machine Gun (an early experimental weapon with great power and high speed), Anti-Armor Pistol (it fires a special penetrative shell to bypass the armor of stronger enemies) and Laser Cannon (the most powerful weapon available for infantry).  You could use these...

This announcement also came with a finalized release date: October 19. Yeah, October is already shaping up to be yet another busy month; for whatever reason, it's almost the month in which to release big titles.

This footage from the E3 floor doesn't look too bad, and we have to remember that the PS3 version could be the best one; Platinum used Sony's machine as the lead development platform...quite the opposite thing they did with Bayonetta. Anyway, here's hoping Vanquish turns out well.

Related Game(s): Vanquish

Tags: vanquish, release date, ps3, 360

7/8/2010 9:05:07 PM John Shepard

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Comments (39 posts)

Alienange
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 9:49:35 PM
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This game looks bonkers. I hope it's not some insanely difficult Ninja Gaiden with guns because then it's of no interest to me.

Games like these are why I read reviews. No pre-order here thanks. Let's see what people say first.

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Temjin001
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:53:44 PM

Oh, but that makes it so very, very interesting to me, good sir.

=p

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Bandit King
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 10:08:22 AM

I'm with Temjin001 on this one. Ninja Gaiden is tough as nails but nothing is more rewarding the when you actually win. Its a great payoff, kind of like most old school games. Though I would not worry about Vanquish too much I would they have a easy/beginner mode in there.

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Xombito
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:01:10 PM
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Ugh. I think this was 360 footage (note the button prompts). The PS3 version BETTER look at least as good. Otherwise I'm sold.

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Jawknee
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:45:30 PM

The PS3 is lead platform for development. The PS3 will look just as good if not better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:18:40 PM
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Too arcadey for me, but maybe the xbots who have nothing to play will eat it up.

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hellish_devil
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 12:28:04 PM

Oh come on World, it's Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil. How couldn't you want it?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 4:53:25 PM

Resident Evil this aint.

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:28:33 PM
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Anyone else getting tired of this exclusive-pre-order-only crap?

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Highlander
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:51:20 PM

Yes. I don't mind it when a pre-order bonus is some tchotchke or other and when collector's editions include some kind of pack-in book, or figure/model/car or a T-shirt, or special box or whatever. Nut I especially dislike pre-order bonus content/DLC that can't be got any other way.

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Pandacastro
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 1:52:32 AM

Especially when they later release it at the store with a price

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kraygen
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 3:57:52 AM

Or there are like 8 different pre-order dlc packs, 1 from each place you can buy the game and they are all different and you can't get them any other way.

That always leaves everyone with tons of dlc they can't ever get unless you order several copies of the game.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:45:53 PM
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I really don't like games where everything's a constant blur-fest.

I need a bit of "me" time in a game so I'm able soak & savor it's graphical achievements & environmental palette.

I couldn't even imagine how bad it would've been if masterpieces like MGS4, Uncharted, or GOW were a done in this constant clothes dryer hyper spin-cycle.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 11:12:55 PM

yes, good points, it's hard to get immersed in a blur.

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kraygen
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 3:58:45 AM

Yup and I think they do that so you can't tell just how bad the graphics are sometimes.

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JackC8
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 7:12:10 AM

I'm really hoping that they're just showing the exciting parts in the videos, and the actual game will have some breaks between the combat where you'll be working on completing missions, exploring and that sort of thing. I get extremely tired of the constant blur / spin cycle thing.

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Highlander
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 9:43:13 AM

@Kraygen,

LOL! Thank you for posting that. I was going to but couldn't figure out how to without sounding like I was making an excuse for lazy developers.

I think that super fast, blurry action in games is definitely a strategy for coping with a high resolution game that has too much going on to keep the frame rate high. Imagine if you're developing a game and you are having trouble getting 60fps at 720p resolution with all the effects you want to use. Perhaps you can hit 60fps if you drop the texture resolution and some of the subtle effects in favor of motion blur. No one will ever know, and you can put the full resolution and effects back in in the slower, less 'fast' sections of the game.

Kind of the way that WipeoutHD renders at 1080 but can dynamically vary the resolution to keep the frame rate high. That's an example of a developer being smart to deliver the best possible visuals at all times.

Of course I could also imagine a developer deciding to apply a good dose of blur and bloom to their graphics in order to hide poor anti-aliasing and overcome frame rate problems by allowing them to skip certain effects and invisibly down-res the textures...but then, perhaps I am a cynic.

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Jawknee
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:48:59 PM
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I'm going to get this only because Mikami does great stuff and we haven't seen anything from him in awhile.

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sunspider13
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 12:02:36 AM

He's the one that made Godhand right? If so then I'm sold. Godhand was off the wall fun.

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Jawknee
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 12:08:04 AM

I think so. Hes also responsible for just about everything Resident Evil except the recent Wii releases and Resident Evil 5.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 11:49:19 PM
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What else is coming out in Octubre?

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Jawknee
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 12:08:32 AM

Medal of Honor.

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Pandacastro
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 1:55:10 AM
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I aint buying anything from sega until they make Shenmue 3 or port the first 2 into psn. I miss the dreamcast days back when sega actually had good games now is alpha protoshit and alien vs crap

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Akuma07
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 2:45:58 AM

Its gamers fault lol.

They lost faith in themselves i think. The dreamcast was soooo much better then what people said. Yet it was a flop. Lame.

I loved ALL my dreamcast games, no dissapointment here. Powerstone2 FTW!

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hellish_devil
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 12:30:56 PM

They did Valkyria Chronicles, my fav game this generation

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FM23
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 2:45:01 AM
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This pre-order crap is foolish. Just give the customers every bit of the game you want them to experience except forcing people them to pre-order games.

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Akuma07
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 2:46:30 AM
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I want more figurines with my pre orders, my Ezio looks badass

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kraygen
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 4:03:33 AM
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Meh. It seems very non interesting. Has a problem that many sci-fi games have. Everything is either silver or grey. Why is that? Apparently the saying in space no one can hear you scream, had to do with space being so terribly dull and boring.

Haven't these devs ever heard of color? Blurry butt sliding action as a silver/grey metal guy, sliding on silver/grey walkways, surrounded by silver/grey buildings, while shooting at silver/grey robot. Ugh.

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___________
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 4:26:19 AM
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i dont think thats the US date, its the Japanese date.
remember bayonetta released a few months in Japan before it did everywhere else.

anyway, meh i really dont care about this game.
bayonetta was just so flashy, boring, repetetive and stupid.
plus sega have not released one good game this gen, not one!
yakuza 3 was close but all the removed content, and babysitting ruined it!

the only shooter im interested in this year is crysis 2, next year is bulletstorm, RAGE, red faction armageddon and bodycount.


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Karosso
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 8:40:59 AM

No KZ3? Como on grumpy!

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___________
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 10:06:57 AM

no KZ3 because it looks exactly the same as KZ2 just with jetpacks!

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Karosso
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 10:26:27 AM

Crisis 2 looks exactly the same as Crisis 1 just without jetpacks!
I kid I kid LOL

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Jawknee
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 11:16:08 AM

Don't bother trying to follow his logic. It leads you to a dead end.

This is the same guy who thinks Uncharted 2 looks like a last gen game.

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JackC8
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 6:59:28 AM
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Man, just a huge pile of games I'm really interested in coming out in Sept-Nov. Vanquish, F1 2010, LA Noire, Enslaved, Arcania Gothic 4, Star Wars TFU 2, and then that little racing game at the beginning of Nov. Add in Dead Space 2 and Deus Ex and I think I'll be good right through the end of 2011 :)

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Karosso
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 8:06:38 AM
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Cool! a black and white game LOL

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BeezleDrop
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 11:27:30 AM
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I am pretty stoked for Vanquish, I appreciate the "Stylish Action" the game appears to run smoothly and won't be a port so where could you go wrong? Probably getting this one, but really want to read some more previews and see some more of it in action, now Mr. __________.

What is different about KZ3? Well the most obvious part is the dramatically dynamic environments. We all know how stunning the graphics were in KZ2 even on the dull and drab planet of Helghan in an urban setting, but now snowscapes? Clearly GG is demonstrating the immense power of the PS3 and showing off the stunning graphics. But now, the dialog will be bearable, new and improved weapons, 3D compatible, PS Move compatible. Out right amazing if you ask me. Only Crysis 2? I can agree that Rage is looking very well but Bulletstorm over KZ3? BulletStorm looks absolutely mindless and uninspired, I just cannot wrap my head around the games concept, its beyond lame.

This is the same lesson most people have learned by now, but just to refresh your mind.

Exclusives > Multi-plats

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sirbob6
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 12:50:04 PM

Don't forget that there is also a forest and a space enviroment in KZ3 along with a few more they are not telling us as of now. Also they are improving your buddies AI so he is now more useful and can revive you.

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Steel
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 4:24:24 PM
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well damn.. I was really hoping for this one from the time I saw the trailer but I am completly un-inspired now. Kraygen's post about silver gray hit the nail on the head for me.

Simply my opinion, and I know that the suit is supposed to be a little over the top, but the sliding around on your knees creating a torrent of sparks? honestly, I think its a little TOO cheesy.

Theres alot of of potential here, but it seems (to me) that the negatives are really slapping me in the face right now..

visually, its almost overly chaotic with far too few colors, and the movement seems too slow on foot and to unpredictable during your weird, metal knee slide.

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Bandit King
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 10:12:38 AM

Not a fan of Lost Planet 1 are you? Honestly after watching the Vanquish trailer I was even more excited to play this. Much like Lost Planet the "cheesy" dialog didn't bother me, and actually makes me more interested to see where the story goes. Maybe its because I have played so many JP action games and maybe I watched too much dubbed 90's Anime but just because some of the dialog is delivered poorly does not mean it will be bad.

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