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































Release Date RRP Code
Xbox 360
JP
¥7,600 (7,980)[3] JES1-00080
Xbox 360
JP
¥?
Xbox 360
JP
(Official Demo)
FREE
Xbox 360
US
$39.99 68045
Xbox 360
US
$39.99[4]
Xbox 360
US
(Official Demo)
FREE
Xbox 360
EU
€24.99[7]
Xbox 360
EU
(Official Demo)
FREE
Xbox 360
DE
€? INL-XT211301-GE
Xbox 360
ES
€?
Xbox 360
FR
€? INL-XT211301-FR
Xbox 360
UK
£49.99 INL-XT211301-UK
Xbox 360
UK
£29.99[5]
Xbox 360
UK
(Official Demo)
FREE
Xbox 360
IT
€?
Xbox 360
RU
?RUB
Xbox 360
AU
$?
Xbox 360
AU
$49.95[6]
Xbox 360
AU
(Official Demo)
FREE
Xbox 360
CA
$?
Xbox 360
KR
₩?
Xbox 360
AS
?
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥7,600 (7,980)[9] BLJM-60227
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥3,429 (3,600)[10] NPJB-00245
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$39.99 BLUS-30543
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€? BLES-00927
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£49.99 BLES-00927
Sony PlayStation 3
RU
?RUB
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$? BLES-00927
Sony PlayStation 3
CA
$?
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩59,800[12]
Sony PlayStation 3
AS
? BLAS-50233
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$19.99[13] NPUB-30725
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€14.99[14] NPEB-01133
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£11.99[15] NPEB-01133
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$22.95[16] NPEB-01133
Steam
US
$19.99[17] 460810
Steam
EU
€19.99[17] 460810
Steam
UK
£14.99[17] 460810



Vanquish (ヴァンキッシュ) is an action game developed by PlatinumGames for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Story

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 takes control of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit.

Gameplay

Achievements

Main article: Vanquish/Achievements.

History

Development

The game was created by the team previously responsible for Resident Evil 4, including lead director Shinji Mikami[18]; his first game under the Platinum Games brand. The game was in development since 2007; in January 2010, a full motion video trailer was released.

Mikami has stated that the game was developed with the PlayStation 3 as its lead platform, commenting that it was a "great success".

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

Vanquish builds on the codebase seen in Bayonetta.

Legacy

The game was ported to PC and sold on Steam in 2017.

Versions

On consoles, Vanqish runs with an internal screen resolution of 1024x720. It aims for 30FPS, but in busy sections tends to fluctuate between 20-30FPS, rarely hitting its performance target.

On PC, the frame rate is unlocked and support for higher resolutions was added. While textures and polygons are broadly the same throughout, improved texture filtering means more of the detail is visible at any one time. A basic ambient occlusion rendering technique was added, and motion blur uses more samples to create a smoother effect. Shadows are also improved, and the game no longer makes level of detail adjustments to the polygons depending on the distance away from the camera.

As cutscenes are pre-rendered, they are capped at 30FPS and will likely display at a lower resolution than in-game graphics. On PC, these videos play at a slightly higher resolution than on console. Videos make up 16GB of the required 18GB install.

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Tri-Weapon Pack

Sony PlayStation 3
JP
2010-11-18[23] ¥?
Sony PlayStation 3
US
2010-11-16[19] $1.99[19]
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
2010-11-17[20] €1.99[21]
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
2010-11-17[20] £1.69[20]
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
2010-11-17[20] $2.95[22]
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
2010-11-18[24] ₩2,300[24]
Sony PlayStation 3
TW
2010-11-18[25] NT$60[25]
Xbox 360
JP
2010-11-18[30] 160[30]pts
Xbox 360
US
2010-11-16[26] 160[26]pts
Xbox 360
EU
2010-11-16[26] 160[28]pts
Xbox 360
UK
2010-11-16[26] 160[27]pts
Xbox 360
AU
2010-11-16[26] 160[29]pts
Xbox 360
KR
2010-11-16[31] pts
Weapons trailer

Xbox 360
US
2010-12-14[26] FREE
Xbox 360
EU
2010-12-14[26] FREE
Xbox 360
UK
2010-12-14[26] FREE
Xbox 360
AU
2010-12-14[26] FREE
Battle Suit trailer

Xbox 360
US
2010-11-17[26] FREE
Xbox 360
EU
2010-11-17[26] FREE
Xbox 360
UK
2010-11-17[26] FREE
Xbox 360
AU
2010-11-17[26] FREE
Story Trailer

  • Xbox 360: US

Xbox 360
US
2010-09-17[26] FREE
Game Play Trailer 2

Xbox 360
JP
2010-08-26[30] FREE
Xbox 360
US
2010-08-06[26] FREE
Xbox 360
EU
2010-08-06[26] FREE
Xbox 360
UK
2010-08-06[26] FREE
Xbox 360
AU
2010-08-06[26] FREE
Xbox 360
KR
2010-08-06[31] FREE
E3 Trailer (HD)

Xbox 360
JP
2010-06-16[30] FREE
Xbox 360
US
2010-06-16[26] FREE
TGS 2010 Trailer

  • Xbox 360: JP

Xbox 360
JP
2010-09-30[30] FREE
E3 Trailer

Xbox 360
JP
2010-07-06[30] FREE
Xbox 360
EU
2010-07-06[26] FREE
Xbox 360
UK
2010-07-06[26] FREE
Xbox 360
AU
2010-07-06[26] FREE
Xbox 360
KR
2010-07-06[31] FREE

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Vanquish/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Vanquish release date DLC Annc SOE FINALAPPROVED.pdf

PDF
Announcement press release

Vanquish press release FINAL.pdf

PDF
Press release

Vanquish Factsheet.pdf

PDF
Fact sheet press release

Vanquish steam endslate.jpg

Steam press release

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Steam Discount Press release

VanquishPCHorizontalBannerAD.jpg

Horizontal banner


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
Vanquish PS3 US cover front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, EU
Vanquish PS3 EU cover front.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, JP
Vanquish PS3 JP cover front.jpg
Cover
Vanquish PS3 JP disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 3, UK
Vanquish PS3 UK cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, UK (steelbook)

PlayStation 3, UK (Essentials)

PlayStation 3, FR
Vanquish PS3 FR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, FR (steelbook)

PlayStation 3, DE
Vanquish PS3 DE cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, ES
Vanquish PS3 ES Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, ES (Essentials)

PlayStation 3, IT
Vanquish PS3 IT Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, AU
Vanquish PS3 AU cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, KR
Vanquish PS3 KR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, AS

PlayStation 3, RU
Vanquish PS3 RU Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, CA

PlayStation 3, MX (Favoritos)
Vanquish PS3 MX Box Favoritos.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, BR (Favoritos)
Vanquish PS3 BR Box Favoritos.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, EX
Vanquish PS3 EX Box Back.jpg
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
Vanquish 360 US cover front.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, EU
Vanquish 360 EU cover front.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, JP
Vanquish 360 JP cover front.jpg
Cover
Vanquish X360 JP disc.jpg
Disc
Xbox 360, UK
Vanquish 360 UK cover.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, UK (steelbook)

Xbox 360, FR
Vanquish 360 FR Box.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, DE
Vanquish 360 DE cover.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, ES

Xbox 360, ES (steelbook)

Xbox 360, IT

Xbox 360, AU
Vanquish 360 AU cover.jpg
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
Xbox 360, CA
Vanquish 360 CA Box.jpg
Cover

External links

References

  1. http://www.xbox.com:80/en-US/games/v/vanquish/ (archived: 2010-07-25 02:27)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 http://blogs.sega.com/2010/10/19/vanquish-launch-trailer/
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/x/vanquish/ (archived: 2014-10-25 09:31)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-US/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-06-02 13:53)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-GB/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-05-15 16:38)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-AU/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-07-16 19:17)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/es-ES/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-05-31 01:22)
  8. http://marketplace.xbox.com/ja-JP/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-01-01 16:21)
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm60227.html (archived: 2010-10-10 15:07)
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00245_00000vanquishhddjp.html (archived: 2012-10-14 14:28)
  11. https://archive.is/UZ7Bw
  12. http://www.playstation.co.kr/news/17912 (archived: 2017-04-22 22:32)
  13. 13.0 13.1 https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-NPUB30725_00-VANQUISHBDTOPSN1 (archived: 2018-04-06 19:20)
  14. 14.0 14.1 https://store.playstation.com/fr-fr/product/EP0177-NPEB01133_00-000VANQUISHHDDEU (archived: 2018-04-06 19:21)
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP0177-NPEB01133_00-000VANQUISHHDDEU (archived: 2018-04-06 19:21)
  16. 16.0 16.1 https://store.playstation.com/en-au/product/EP0177-NPEB01133_00-000VANQUISHHDDEU (archived: 2018-04-06 19:21)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 https://steamdb.info/app/460810/ (archived: 2017-05-22 01:32)
  18. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/250981/news/vanquish-has-essence-of-resi-4-mikami/?attr=cvg-news-rss&skip=yes
  19. 19.0 19.1 https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-BLUS30543_00-WEAPONPACK0000US (archived: 2018-04-06 19:26)
  20. 20.0 20.1 https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP0177-BLES00927_00-WEAPONPACK0000EU (archived: 2018-04-06 19:28)
  21. https://store.playstation.com/fr-fr/product/EP0177-BLES00927_00-WEAPONPACK0000EU (archived: 2018-04-06 19:28)
  22. https://store.playstation.com/en-au/product/EP0177-BLES00927_00-WEAPONPACK0000EU (archived: 2018-04-06 19:28)
  23. https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP0177-BLJM60227_00-WEAPONPACK0000JP (archived: 2018-04-06 19:29)
  24. 24.0 24.1 https://store.playstation.com/ko-kr/product/UP0177-BLUS30543_00-ASIATRIWEAPONPAC (archived: 2018-04-06 19:29)
  25. 25.0 25.1 https://store.playstation.com/en-tw/product/UP0177-BLUS30543_00-ASIATRIWEAPONPAC (archived: 2018-04-06 19:30)
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-US/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-06-02 13:53)
  27. http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-GB/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-05-15 16:38)
  28. http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/es-ES/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-05-31 01:22)
  29. http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-AU/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-07-16 19:17)
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 http://marketplace.xbox.com/ja-JP/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2011-01-01 16:21)
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/ko-KR/Product/VANQUISH/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253450841 (archived: 2017-09-10 09:15)


Vanquish
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Main page | Comparisons | Achievements | Magazine articles


Books: Vanquish: The Official Guide (2010) | Vanquish Perfect Guide (2010)
Music: Vanquish Original Soundtrack (2010)