March 3rd, 2010, 20:22 Posted By: Shrygue
Sega was shy with the details when it shared first footage of Platinum Games' new "Vanquish" in late January. It didn't even provide the game's platform.
Thanks to Japan's always reliable Weekly Famitsu, we can now confirm that the title actually has two platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360. Japan will get the game this Winter.
A new Platinum Games title would draw attention anyway, but this game is particularly special because it's the first game from Shinji Mikami, director of the original Resident Evil and countless other Capcom hits, in four years. Mikami is serving as director on Vanquish, with Platinum's Atsushi Inaba serving as producer.
Mikami shared a few high level details in an interview with the magazine.
Vanquish takes place in the near future and puts you up against robots rather than other humans. The story appears to be centered on a conflict between Russia and America.
You take control of a main character who wears a slim armor suit. Your gun transforms in real time to new forms.
Mikami describes the game's genre as "shooter." Based off the screens in the magazine, he seems to mean third person shooter.
But this isn't just a generic shooter. The game will have the speed and rhythm you get from playing an action game, he said. This will be particularly true of the boss battles.
Gameplay systems mentioned in the magazine include a boost system which lets you close the gap between enemies quickly, and some sort of bullet time system that lets you slow the action down.
Development on Vanquish is currently at 80%, Mikami told the magazine. The development staff is assembling the basic areas of the game right now, but still have to tackle the more precise, detailed areas like enemy and ally AI.
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