When players aren't busy punching giant robots in the face in Shinji Mikami's Vanquish, they'll be blasting them to hell with every weapon they have at hand.

The transforming hand jokes never stop coming, and while I'm primed to crack wise at Vanquish's weaponized arm mechanic, I have to admire the design. Having your armor transform into a weapon is an elegant solution to the regular shooter mechanic of just leaving the next best weapon laying on the ground for the hero to pick up at convenient times.

Vanquish hits store shelves on October 19.