Americans Get Russia Fighting The US

In upcoming sci-fi third-person-shooter Vanquish, Russia and the United States face off. That wasn't the original plan, though.

"With Vanquish, for example, the original idea for the story was for China to invade the US, but when we started testing that with Western audiences they didn't understand it," Vanquish designer Shinji Mikami told Edge. "They couldn't get their heads round that idea."

Americans couldn't get their head around the idea? Cue the evil Russians! So Vanquish was changed to Russia against the U.S.

"Well, actually, initially the game is about Russia versus the US," Mikami added. "I can't really talk about the story but not everything is as it seems in the beginning."

Interview: Shinji Mikami [Edge Magazine via Kotaku Japan]