First Vanquish gameplay trailer is the best kind of crazy

Saturday, 5th June 2010 08:00 GMT By Nathan Grayson


David vs. Goliath? Booooring. Try David vs. hundreds of giant robotic Goliaths, and David’s slingshot is a gun the size of small whale. That’s Vanquish in a nutshell, and while we obviously haven’t gotten our hands on the game just yet, a brand new gameplay trailer from, er, GameTrailers has us counting down the days until we get the chance to do so. Check out all the backflip-kicking, rocket-boosting carnage after the break.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    Two thumbs here. That looks good.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Detale

    That looked suitably bonkers. Nice.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ybfelix

    Looks good, though GT’s video quality makes it even harder to tell what’s going on.

    But the dialog is bad, like, real bad. Well, maybe that’s not the focus.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    Looks bloody awesome. Kind of like Zone of the Enders 2 meets Gears of War.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SunKing

    “We’ve got approximately eight hours to stop that from happening… We WILL stop that from happening.” [Cue nutty as a bag of nuts gameplay footage.]

    Yes, lol, I’m sure you will. This looks brilliant and hilarious in the same way Bayonetta was, so me = sold. :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Looks good. I liked it.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Balbarian

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Hunam

    Looks like Gears of War vs P.N.O.3 vs Ikaruga

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Telepathic.Geometry

    Wow, looks like a blast. :)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    I’m more intrigued than bayonetta so that’s a start :P

    #10 5 years ago
  11. SplatteredHouse

    This looks like good fun. I’m definitely interested in the game after that clip. :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Bulk Slash

    That looks pretty good fun (although it looked like Gears of Halo to begin with). Shinki Mikami can always be relied on without fail to make a good game.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. polygem

    great. i like the art style a lot. mix of eastern and western style. perfect. crytek…here´s another fine example of how to make a nice trailer.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    I dont see much of the east in there. Apart from maybe the shoddy voice acting.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. SplatteredHouse

    Don’t you see any kind of anime influence, especially in the nature of the combat?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DaMan

    looks like Armored Core mixed with Gears of War.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    I want one of those suits.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Happy Hardon Harry

    If it’s not on PC, then it’s not getting bought!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. manamana

    I hope they get the controls right – game looks so disco! On the right is a running Scorecounter, gosh how I luv this stuff!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Boris Fett


    It’s Platinum Games. “Getting the controls right” is what they do.

    This could do for shooters what Bayonetta did for action games. Looks fucking beautiful to play.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Mike W


    #21 5 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Looks like a JP attempt at Gears. Plain and simple.

    I agree controls will be a large hurdle, but the dev house is decent so the controls should range from passible to well done.

    I think the biggest trouble here is game design. Are we looking at stage timers? Limited amo? Limited health? And trial by fire/trail by error gameplay? If so we are looking at just another JP flavored action shooter. Toss is a few porrly scripted and badly acted cut scenes, and that will complete the deal.

    Plus there is the question of MP? Co-op? Online solo/team based VS? I expect there to be some sort of MP survival mode(think Horde).

    IDK, looks decent. But not mind blowing by any stretch.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. DaMan

    JP attempt at Gears, you mean like Gears was a NA attempt at kill.switch ;) ?

    more like Armored Core I’d say.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    I don’t see AC anywhere in there. I get the suits, but that is just part of the JP flavour. Gameplay, it comes across like JP Gears.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DaMan

    jumping, strafing, that turbo boost, melee. seems more like AC/ZoE/etc company to me, aside from the cover system.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Mike W


    Why even go there bro, how many mechanics did Gears of War borrow from other games before it, Resident Evil 4 (camera behind the character), MGS and Killswitch series (cover system), etc.

    I’m not trying to argue with you bro, but Gears of War is far from original. So I don’t quite understand what you mean this is JP attempt to Gears.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami


    I pretty sure its already confirmed the game will have no MP.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. manamana

    I know about Platinum, but what worries me, although not really since its just a game, is the ammo-counter sitting actually directly and hard to read, on the selected weapon. I love the clear Gears-Bulletsremaining-Panel. With so much going on onscreen, its kinda hard to look how much ammo is left. On the other hand, lets wait and see. Maybe they’re getting things right and it will rock to play as much as it is to watch…

    #28 5 years ago
  29. mathare92

    Watched the GTTV episode in its entirety and this was probably the best part.
    Looks proper mental.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    That’s good shit.

    Madworld and Bayonetta were games I loved. This should be of the same quality that those two produced.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    This looks amazing that suit looks bad ass. Anyone else think Platinum games and Iron man would be a perfect match? Take note Marvel this is how you should make an Iron Man game.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. frostquake

    Me Wantie Real Bad…….

    #32 5 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    Well a couple of things, to clarify.

    I never claimed Gears was original. Gears after all si from Epic, and we would have to go a long ways back to come close to anything they did that was original.

    And by a JP attempt, I was talking about this game being aimed at the same market. The point I was trying to elude to is that I feel that the JP stylings of chars, story and game design will keep this game from hitting its mark.

    Much the same way that many other well done JP games do. While being high quality, more and more we see jp games missing their intended sales goals(western).

    Just file this away as “Yea right old man” and lets sit back and wait to see. This game won’t exactly set the gaming world on fire.

    And besides, I really can’t see what the big deal is. I felt the same way when I saw Bayoneta. The core gameplay was alright, the graphics looked decent, but the game was too japanesse for me.

    And you folks know me, what I do or don’t like has nothing to do with whatI think you can play and enjoy. Was just tossing my two cents into the hat.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Filofax

    That looks bloody lovely.

    #34 5 years ago

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