Say “Halo” to the first trailer of Vanquish, from Platinum Games

Friday, 29th January 2010 06:44 GMT By Nathan Grayson


You’ve waited, and now, it’s time to watch. GameTrailers just pried the lid off Platinum Games’ latest project, a trigger-happy affair called Vanquish, which is being sown together by the deft hands of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

Hey, Mr. Vanquish Hero Guy, we could swear we’ve seen you somewhere before. Huh? This is your first videogame gig? Guess it’s just our imagination, then. Weird.

Judge for yourself by watching the trailer, which can be found after the break.



  1. Freek

    Not what you’d expect after Bayonetta. First Gears and now Halo, is this japans “new thing”, copying western games?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    It does look rather spiffy, and very PN03. Definite Halo vibe coming from it though, yeah.

    #2 5 years ago

    First Gears and now Halo, is this japans “new thing”, copying western games?


    That’s why some of them are buying up western publishers/devs.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    What platforms?

    It’s… er…. not quite what I was expecting. Shall we say?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    Hardly surprising when you look at console sales this gen. Japan used to be a lot more important in terms of % of the overall market.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    haven’t these people heard of camouflage, that suit would look better with an urban camo print

    how is this going to be any different then the million other shooters we’ve already played

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Monk

    I`m really disappointment about this.
    something for western. gaah.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. NGCes26294BIV

    Oooh, me likey.

    It’s a little of everything – Halo, District 9, Half Life, Metroid…

    If it does to FPSs what Bayonetta has done to 3rd person action games then I’m all for it. Good luck to them.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    theres way to much competition out there for shooters, be it first person or third person, they’ve really got there work cut out for them

    the more i think about it, i just feel this one is gonna fall by the way side

    #9 5 years ago
  10. zoopdeloop

    hope that generic shooter will be 360 exclusive :)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. spikeymike

    Do you know, I don’t think that was in-game footage.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Do you think? :-D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Herlock

    Very ugly, its remind me P.N.03…, my hope is gone!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Kaufer

    I thought that same. It looks like a real person in a variation of storm trooper armour against a bluescreen with CGI edited in.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mington

    i hope it gets canceled, so they can get to work on something i haven’t played a gazillion times already.

    load of old toot

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Eregol

    Another Western style Jap developed game.
    This will hopefully be better than the others thanks to the fact it’s made by Platinum. But I’m not holding out much hope.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. NGCes26294BIV

    @11 & 14

    It’s a mix of live action, animation, and in-engine footage.

    The engine footage is easy to spot because you can see the ‘jaggies’.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. mington

    i hope you play as the aliens and we get to fuck up earth for a change

    stupid earth

    #18 5 years ago
  19. elronathon

    I’ve always thought, and the responses here seem to endorse the fact, that releasing cinematic trailers for games is a really bad idea.

    We have NO idea what the mechanics are just yet, how fluidly it controls or how will actually play out. Sure we have inclings, things are strongly hinted at here, but the feel of a game can’t be put across in a trailer. Still, people have already come out and said it looks like it will be rubbish…did people see a different trailer to me? one with gameplay?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. mington

    imagine how happy we’d be if this appeared to be a metroid rip off instead of a halo rip off

    #20 5 years ago
  21. SplatteredHouse

    Just say what you see! :D (then hope beyond all hope you’re mistaken.)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. pleasant_cabbage

    Snake charmer?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gheritt White

    Looks okay to me, you big bunch of whiny bitches.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Hero of Canton

    First Gears and now Halo, is this japans “new thing”, copying western games?

    I’d be willing to bet lots of money that it’s fuck-all like Halo. As has been mentioned by the savvier commenters, there was plenty of PN03 in there.

    Amusing that you mention Gears, since Gears itself obviously copied a Japanese game.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Hero of Canton

    Also, LOL at all the people doubting Mikami. Anyone remember his last two games?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    Shinji Mikami = Sold

    #26 5 years ago
  27. sennasnit

    The suit being put on and the in helmet view is very “IronMan” movie.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. DJ Deathstar

    This trailer really looks like the Starcraft II reveal trailer, Halo, and District 9(When you see the guys face in the suit) all rolled into one! Show us some actual gameplay footage, i wanna see if there’s anything to set it apart from all the other shooters!

    #28 5 years ago
  29. rainer

    Cool trailer definitely more starcraft 2 with the armor assembly though I dont get the Halo comment unless you count every power armor ever made to be a Halo clone which is retarded as so many game used it before Halo, the Halo armor always seemed to me a clone or nod to the Doom space marine.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    I am properly pumped for this now.

    They didn’t let me down with MadWorld and Bayonetta, and they almost certainly wont with this.

    Especially when Mikami’s involved.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. SplatteredHouse

    Once I see the GAME, then I can decide on how that is.

    The question I have is: what reaction were they looking for? It’s no rhetorical one, either. Are they deliberately trying to swerve us, to pick out some obscure sequence, and say they told us what it was really like, but we didn’t see it due to apathy…
    Like I said, opinion is best formed from knowledge, and we don’t have enough to even know the genre the game most plays to imo. Too early days. Wait and see.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    Anyone who doubts the genius that is Platinum Games shall be doomed to a life or eternal torment in the Netherworld.

    *shakes fist*

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Freek

    Sure, there’s plenty of powersuites in gaming. Take Metroid for example, but that instantly has it’s own style.
    This game just screams Halo in terms of art direction, perhaps the gameplay footage will show otherwise.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. AHA-Lambda

    Hmm unexpected but interesting and yeah I got more of a district 9 feel than halo tbh

    #34 5 years ago
  35. JasperLoons

    I actually kinda like this new trend of japanizing Western games. So, bring it on!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. zoopdeloop

    Yes give people what they need…more shooters.We don’t have enough already

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Gheritt White

    Zoop, if we all followed that attitude THERE WOULD BE NO MORE PORN

    #37 5 years ago
  38. zoopdeloop

    Then i guess we follow the attitude Only porn and no other movies…how dull and meaningless this seems to be eh?

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Galactic_Barret

    Hmm, I’d kinda like it if some of the movies I watched had a few more boobs in them. Like that terrible movie Paranormal Activity. Who the hell sleeps fully clothed!?

    #39 5 years ago

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