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Vanquish
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Xbox 360
JP
¥7,600 (7,980) JES1-00080
Xbox 360
JP (Download)
¥?
Xbox 360
US
$39.99 68045
Xbox 360
US (Download)
$? ?
Xbox 360
EU
€49.99 ?
Xbox 360
EU (Download)
€? ? ?
Xbox 360
AU
$?
Xbox 360
KR
₩?
Xbox 360
AS
?



Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥7,600 (7,980) BLJM-60227
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (Download)
¥3,600
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$39.99 BLUS-30543
Sony PlayStation 3
US (Download)
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€49.99 ? BLES-00927
Sony PlayStation 3
EU (Download)
€? ? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$? BLES-00927
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AS
? BLAS-50233



Vanquish (ヴァンキッシュ) is an action game developed by PlatinumGames for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is Shinji Mikami's first game under the Platinum Games brand. The game has been in development since 2007; in January 2010, a full motion video trailer was released. Atsushi Inaba is producing the game. Mikami has stated that the game was developed with the PlayStation 3 as its lead platform, commenting that it was a "great success." It was later rereleased as a downloadable game on the PlayStation Network in Japan (though Sega of Japan's site doesn't say anything about it yet).

Plot

The story is set in the near future. 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. The player will take control of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit.

History

Development

The game was created by the team previously responsible for Resident Evil 4, including lead director Shinji Mikami. [1]

In the course of developing Vanquish, Shinji Mikami said that Vanquish's graphics were inspired by the Casshern anime series.

Reception

Vanquish was well received and was a financial success. The shooting mechanics and high-speed gameplay were highly praised. It was, however, criticised for its short length (4 or 5 hours in normal difficulties), lack of multiplayer, and weak story and dialogues.

Legacy

The game has set a new trend, with its influence seen in recent shooter games that have incorporated similar sliding-boost mechanics. Some of the games that appear to have incorporated similar mechanics include first-person shooters such as Bulletstorm,[3] [2] Crysis 2,[3] and Killzone 3,[4] third-person shooters such as Sega's Binary Domain[5] and Taito's Gunslinger Stratos series, and first-person shooter Titanfall.

Magazine articles

Main article: Vanquish/Magazine articles.

Artwork

Physical scans

PlayStation 3 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 Dengeki PS
80 №221
93 №1141, p47
91 №232, p80
90 GamesTM
93 №197
90 №18
90 №133
90 №133
90 The Telegraph
80 Video Gamer
Sony PlayStation 3
88
Based on
11 reviews

PlayStation 3, US
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, EU
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Cover
PlayStation 3, JP
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, UK
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Cover
PlayStation 3, DE
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Cover
PlayStation 3, AU
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Cover
PlayStation 3, KR
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Cover
PlayStation 3, AS

PlayStation 3, RU
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Cover

Xbox 360 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 №74
90 №86
93 №1141, p47
90 GamesTM
78 Game Informer
90 №115, p84
90 The Telegraph
80 №98, p95
80 Video Gamer
Xbox 360
88
Based on
9 reviews

Xbox 360, US
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Cover
Xbox 360, EU
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Cover
Xbox 360, JP
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, UK
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Cover
Xbox 360, DE
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Cover
Xbox 360, AU
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Cover
Xbox 360, KR
Vanquish 360 KR Box.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, AS
Vanquish 360 AS cover.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, RU
Vanquish 360 RU Box.jpg
Cover

External links

References

  1. http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/bljm60227.html
  2. http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/jp0177npjb00245_00000vanquishhddjp.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/852091-games-inbox-assassins-creed-iii-hints-ninjas-vs-samurai-and-hydrophilia
  4. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/286980/reviews/killzone-3-review/
  5. http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2011/04/28/trailer-binary-age/