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Vanquish dated for October 22 in Europe


Sega's just announced that Vanquish will be releasing on October 22 in Europe and the UK for PS3 and 360.

It comes just a day after the game's Japanese date, October 21, was announced in the latest issue of Famitsu.

A code for a three weapon combo-pack, shown off earlier this morning, will also be provided for whomever pre-orders the Platinum epic, redeemable via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.

The title, being developed by the Bayonetta and Madworld developer with Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, sees Russia taking over a super satellite from the US, destroying San Francisco in the process.

Press release is below.

Exclusive Pre-Order Content Also Available At Launch Via Selected Stores
LONDON (July 8th, 2010) –
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is excited to confirm that VANQUISH™, the epic sci-fi third-person action shooter from acclaimed game director Shinji Mikami, will hit stores across Europe on October 22nd 2010. In addition to this news, customers who pre-order a copy of the game with selected stores will receive exclusive access to a three-weapon pack, available via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PlayStation®Store on 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 armour. Finally, the Laser Cannon is a miniaturised 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 across Europe on October 22nd. For more information about the game please visit www.vanquish-game.com , or for press assets please visit www.sega-press.com.

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