Sega has announced the official North American and European release dates for Vanquish today. The Japanese third-person shooter is all set to release on October 19 in North America and on October 22 in Europe for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Japanese release was dated earlier this week for October 21.
Those who pre-order the game at GameStop will get a redeemable code to download three weapons – the Boost Machine Gun, Anti-Armor Pistol, and Laser Cannon – over Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network come the game’s release.
Bayonetta developer Platinum Games and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami are heading up the project. Vanquish sees Russia capturing a US solar-powered satellite and using it in order to destroy San Francisco. As Sam, players must use the Augmented Reality Suit to capture the now Russia-controlled satellite before they move onto their next target – New York.
Check out screenshots of the pre-order weapons at the gallery.
VANQUISH RELEASE DATE & EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER WEAPONS
SAN FRANCISCO (July 8, 2010) – SEGA® of America, Inc. is excited to announce details of the exclusive Gamestop pre-order content for VANQUISH™, the epic sci-fi third-person action shooter from acclaimed game director Shinji Mikami. Customers who pre-order a copy of the game with Gamestop will have exclusive access to this three-weapon pack, available via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PlayStation®Store. VANQUISH™ is set to be released on Oct. 19 in North America, with the pack being available the same day.
The Tri-Weapon pack contains a small arsenal of experimental technology, made up of the Boost Machine Gun, Anti-Armor Pistol and Laser Cannon. This triple threat of futuristic weaponry gives players an edge in surviving the frenetic and massive battles onboard the vast space station setting of VANQUISH™. The Boost Machine Gun is an early experimental weapon with impressive overall fire power and the speed to dispense rounds similar to that of a heavy machine gun. The Anti-Armor Pistol fires a special penetrative shell and was manufactured to tackle hostile forces with much stronger armor. Finally, the Laser Cannon is a miniaturized space warship laser and is more powerful than any other weapon available for infantry.
VANQUISH™ will be released for the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and will be available at GameStop stores nationwide October 19, 2010.