Game details

Sub Genre:
Release Date (US):
October 19th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
October 22nd, 2010
Online Players:
Platinum Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available for Xbox 360.

About Vanquish

The story of VANQUISH is set in the near future. Russia and the United States are vying for ownership of the worlds 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.

Vanquish News

  • Vanquish free for PS Plus members tomorrow

    In honor of the release of PlatinumGames' Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the studio's previous game Vanquish will be free for PlayStation Plus members tomorrow. Directed by Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, Vanquish is a fast-paced sci-fi action shooter for the PlayStation 3 and is filled w...

  • SEGA 'reasonably encouraged' by Vanquish sales

    SEGA West bigwig Mike Hayes has said the company is ‘reasonably encouraged’ by initial sales of its cover-based shooter Vanquish, though conceded the launch of a new IP in such a competitive market was always going to prove challenging. The brainchild of Resident Evil creator Shinji M...

  • Vanquish trailer packed with gameplay action

    Sega has released its TGS trailer for Vanquish, the sci-fi shooter that’s heading to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Oct. 19. The story is set on a space station during the middle of a war over the planet’s remaining energy resources. You’ll play as Sam Gideon, a government agent equ...

  • Vanquish demo coming soon

    Sega today announced that it will release a demo for Vanquish on Aug. 31 in North America and across Europe on Sept. 1 and Australia on Sept. 2. The demo will be available on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. The demo, dubbed Velocity Attack, allows players to try the game on eit...

  • Mikami: Vanquish was originally an open-world game

    Platinum Games’ Shinji Mikami has revealed that the company’s forthcoming action outing Vanquish was originally conceived as an open-world title. “Vanquish was originally an open battlefield type of game,” Mikami said in a blog post on Platinum’s website, “wher...

  • Vanquish dated for US, UK

    SEGA has announced that Platinum Games’ Vanquish will be hitting North American retailers on October 19, 2010. UK gamers get it on October 22. Punters who pre-order the game at GameStop will be able to bag themselves an array of exclusive goodies, including the Boost Machinegun, the Anti Ar...

  • PS3 is a "sports car," says Platinum Games

    Atsushi Inaba of developer Platinum Games has likened Sony’s PlayStation 3 to a “sports car” that packs one hell of a punch, and described the Xbox 360 as a car that “everybody’s driving” while ultimately offering more versatility. Chatting with the folks at V...

  • Mikami: Using PS3 as lead platform was 'a success'

    Platinum Games’ Shinji Mikami has declared that the studios’ decision to lead development of Vanquish on PlayStation 3 has proven a “success.” The decision to do so came down to the fact the company has had little experience developing for Sony’s flagship console, an...

  • Resident Evil's Shinji Mikami to form new studio

    Shinji Mikami, mastermind behind the critically acclaimed Biohazard (aka Resident Evil) franchise, has announced plans to form a new development studio once work on the upcoming Vanquish has wrapped. Speaking with Japanese publication Famitsu, Mikami-san commented, “One of the reasons I'm b...

  • Vanquish screenshots, details released

    Screenshots and details were released today for Platinum Games' upcoming third-person action-shooter Vanquish. Platinum Games is best known for its two previous titles, Bayonetta, and the critically acclaimed Mad World. According to Sega, the game is a sci-fi shooter, set in the near future, wher...

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