Vanquish Screens Are Missile Hell

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Platinum's Vanquish looks like the anti-Gears of War; a third-person shooter that's all bright colours and fast motion. Oh, and missiles! Lots and lots of missiles.

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You can count them all in these screenshots if you like, but I warn you, you'll be at it for hours.

Vanquish's development is being headed up by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, and is due at the end of the year on PS3 and 360.

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DISCUSSION

By
Bard of Awen

The screenshots look pretty great overall. Looks like a Gears-style third person shooter with a very Japanese mecha aesthetic. And it looks like the main character is capable of some interesting moves. The background really pops with lots of detail, and strange angles. I find myself thinking that a game that made good use of such an interesting environment would be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, all the screenshots seem to have characters sticking to the boring flat tile work. If all those great structures are just set pieces, it'll be pretty disappointing. I think I'm going to have to wait for a video of the gameplay before drawing any more conclusions.

Edited to fix a couple typos.