Vanquish, the upcoming shooter from Platinum Games and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, sounded like Gears of War on an acid trip. This gameplay trailer only confirms that suspicion.

The third-person viewpoint and Space Marine characters may look familiar to Western shooter fans, but everything else looks like a breath of fresh, Japanese air. Dull greys and browns are swapped out for pulsing blues and blinding whites, while the action appears as frantic as Platinum's last outing, Bayonetta.

Course, that'll all count for squat if it plays like garbage, but so far, so good, Vanquish.