SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON - May 12, 2011
SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. announced that Vanquish™, the fast-paced sci-fi shooter from PlatinumGames, is now for sale through the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network’s Games On Demand platform for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Vanquish, an explosive title that puts players in a versatile battle suit, waging war against hordes of soldiers and giant robots, is available now for immediate purchase and play in an equally futuristic fashion. Vanquish costs $39.99 (3200 MSP) and can be downloaded today.
Vanquish brings to life a near-future story of global warfare from the minds of PlatinumGames and Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil series. Players must step into the powered battle suit of Sam, a U.S. government agent, to defend an American space station from Russian invasion. Sam must make use of an arsenal of futuristic weaponry and impressive martial arts, including the innovative sliding“boost” maneuver, which has gone on to become influential within the genre.
The critically acclaimed Vanquish has received high praise from fans and reviewers, including
- <*>“Grin-inducing fun”– The Telegraph*> <*>“Vanquish is fun. Ridiculously fun.”– Games Radar*> <*>“Action that will have you on the edge of your seat from explosive start to thunderous finish.”– Joystiq*>
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA’s global website site is located at www.sega.com.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA’s global website site is located at www.sega.com.
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Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint for SEGA of America