If there’s anything PC players like these days its high framerates. High resolutions are also nice. Vanquish aims to deliver both of those, with unlocked resolution and unlocked framerates. Sega is also announcing unlocked adrenaline in the trailer, but that is going to vary on personal basis.
Sega is also becoming a master announcer these days. First it was Bayonetta, masterfully teased on April 1st. After the joke became real, it turned out that Platinum Games delivered a great port capable of 4k/60 even on older machines. A few weeks later, came the first tease for Vanquish, an update for Bayonetta in the form of a 22kb image of the helm of the main hero of Vanquish. The next couple of teases were in image form on twitter, while today came the youtube trailer announcing the Steam release date of May 25. Nice hype building.
For those who are unaware, Vanquish was a different breed of third person shooter of its time. With Shinji Mikami, director of Resident Evil 4 (and later The Evil Within) at the helm, it was released in 2010, it was fast as (bullet) hell, with a cool slide mechanic. Most of its signature moves can be seen in the trailer above. For various reasons, it came out on PS3 and Xbox360, but not on PC, and that has now been rectified.
Platinum has expressed their desire to move as many of their games as possible to the PC platform, but stressed that it depends on the publishers. Sega seems to be very much game when it comes to these ports, with John Clarke, SEGA’s main man in the UK stating that “there’s more to come from SEGA in this space, so stay tuned for further announcements”.
Now, Platinum, if you could un-cancel Scalebound, pretty please?