Check Out This New Vanquish Footage

By Ishaan . June 5, 2010 . 1:34pm


Here’s some Vanquish footage to hold you over, courtesy of Gametrailers, until SEGA show the game off at E3 in two weeks. It’s good to see Shinji Mikami return to the genre he helped pioneer. Although…is anyone else surprised by the American setting?

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  • RAVENKam

    Yes I am surprised by the American setting, but even more so with Russian’s (if I’m not mistaken) as the villains; how boring. I’m loving the gameplay possibilities though. I expected a mechanical take on Bayonetta and this video seems to nod somewhat in that direction.

    • endaround

      It looks like they thought “Hey what if we mixed in a GoW type cover shooter with a Japanese style action framework?”

    • Aoshi00

      Metal Gear Solid (3)? Bayonetta was great and I love what I see here, the action’s very smooth :)

      • RAVENKam

        At least Kojima had the heart to paint his Russian villains with a little colour. If this video is any indication, which in all fairness isn’t much, this looks like a black and white affair. But it’s Mikami we’re talking about so a decent narrative is perhaps asking too much. Bring on the bullet hell then.

        • Aoshi00

          You said that you were surprised by the American setting from a Jpn developer and I don’t understand how so. Many games made by Jpn had taken place in the US, and I don’t think Kojima is the only person who knows how to write an interesting and colorful story. I don’t mind such setting and this looks like a fun action game as well if Bayonetta was any indication. Platinum Games’s record is pretty good to me so far. As for whether it’s black and white, guess we’ll just have to play the game to find out right.

          • RAVENKam

            I never suggested Kojima is the only capable writer in the industry just that Mikami, in my estimation, doesn’t really instil confidence in this area – but hey that’s not why I enjoy his games anyway. True enough as you say there are plenty of Japanese developed titles that use an American setting, I was just hoping for something narratively as refreshing as the visuals imply. But yes, this is Platinum Games so I’m still eager to see more.

  • pedrron

    hahahah! i like the fat american in blue shirt/baseball cap.

    • FireCouch

      Fat guy + baseball = America

  • yegwa

    I’ve been waiting what seems like forever for some gameplay footage of this. Was worth it!

    I am not actually surprised by the setting. A lot of games I’ve played by Mikami have Americans and various Europeans. The first cinematic trailer did make me confused as to whether or not it was a Japanese game and a P* one at that because the aesthetic looked very Western there, this gameplay vid fixed all that. Looks very Mikami and P* to me now. A mechanical Bayonetta indeed!

  • MrRobbyM

    This is the kind of game I have been waiting a long time for.

  • kupomogli

    This looks good. This will probably be a first day purchase for a friend of mine.

  • jj984jj

    Mikami and fast pace action is always a formula for win.

  • Electrium

    I would trust Platinum with basically anything…I have no doubt this game will be all kinds of win!

  • capristrider

    Shinji-san career defining moment RE4, even after P.N. 03 and Godhand, I have all the faith in the world that Shinji and Platinum Games will display a master class in the third person shooter genre. I sure Shinja will try his best and I guess the only he can go is up!If you look at Shigeru-san even after creating arguably the greatest 3D platformer in Super Mario 64, now I’m hearing reports that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is even greater!I guess expectations can be exponentially high when you have “gold standard” track record.GO! GO! PLATINUM GAMES!

  • DemonicX

    Amazing gameplay!

    Looks like a first day buy for me!

  • Sex… this game will be better than it.

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