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New From PlatinumGames: Vanquish

The Bayonetta people have dropped the first teaser video for their next big action title.

Done with Bayonetta yet? PlatinumGames hopes so, because they've already revealed their next big action game, Vanquish. This one comes from Shinji Mikami, whose pedigree boasts no less than "creator of Resident Evil." So you'll probably want to pay attention to this.
 
 

   
 
No real info about the game yet, including what platform(s) it will appear on, but then you may be too busy looking at the large-scale orbital destruction of San Francisco to care. I'm also kind of excited to see some live-action footage of real actors in this clip. Despite the great work with motion-captured CG characters in games like Uncharted 2 recently, I think there's still room for real footage in game cinematics if it's used tastefully.
 
Does this pique your interest in any way? And does it remind you of anything? Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad

Done with Bayonetta yet? PlatinumGames hopes so, because they've already revealed their next big action game, Vanquish. This one comes from Shinji Mikami, whose pedigree boasts no less than "creator of Resident Evil." So you'll probably want to pay attention to this.
 
 

   
 
No real info about the game yet, including what platform(s) it will appear on, but then you may be too busy looking at the large-scale orbital destruction of San Francisco to care. I'm also kind of excited to see some live-action footage of real actors in this clip. Despite the great work with motion-captured CG characters in games like Uncharted 2 recently, I think there's still room for real footage in game cinematics if it's used tastefully.
 
Does this pique your interest in any way? And does it remind you of anything?
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Edited by buzz_killington

My super secret sources tell me it's a DSiWare, turn-based card battling-game with camera controlls.

Posted by Zippedbinders

Shinji Mikami is making a new game? This. This is good.

Posted by FCKSNAP

P.N.03? Not as much as most every other game with futuristic battle armor. Can't be excited without real details really.

Posted by wrecks

Confirmed.. the 1st FMV next gen game!

Posted by Zippedbinders

Also, speaking of Mikami, whatever happened to that EA project he had with Suda 51? They announced that some time ago and then haven't said anything.

Posted by Yummylee
@Zippedbinders said:
"Shinji Mikami is making a new game? This. This is good. "

Very
Posted by blaze503

that was a really good trailer, don't know much about the game but the trailer was cool
Posted by Seedofpower

Tell ya one thing. It looks alot better than bayonetta.

Posted by Ragdrazi

War on space terror?
Posted by radicalrobot

Man, I hope there's a good twist to this game. Mikami was involved with some amazing and unique games, like God Hand, Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil, Killer7. But so far this looks like just another space marine shooter.

Posted by wfolse1

Whoah, iron man meets halo meets cloverfield.  Looks pretty awesome.

Posted by JJOR64

Looks interesting.  I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

Posted by rargy

First thing i thought of was PN03 and i've never played that game.

Posted by l3illyl3ob

Have to say, this is not the type of action game I expected to see come out of Platinum.
 
I'm also excited about the live-action cutscenes, that's a returning trend I'm excited about.  It's also not foreign territory for  Mikami, remember Resident Evil had them as well.

Posted by LaszloKovacs

No idea what this is, but I like the visual style.

Posted by I_smell

Anyone else gettin a Shadow Complex vibe?

Posted by Conojo

This may be a weird thing to appreciate, but I'm really digging the audio in this trailer

Posted by ajamafalous

This looks pretty cool. Color me interested.

Posted by Don

Definitely looks more appealing than sodomizing monstrous angels.

Posted by aButton

... Does that armor say ARS?
 
Hurm.

Posted by Turbo_Toaster

It looks slick, though the space terrorism theme is cringe-inducing. I've heard enough of this rhetoric over the past ten years, I'd rather not be subjected to it vidja games as well.

Posted by Faint

I don't think there is really enough of anything to be able to draw any sort of opinion about what they have chosen to show of the game. I'm sort of left with the opinion that it might be cool, but it looks like everything else that's already been done. Almost like a combo of Halo (the suit) and Mass Effect (planetary scenes). There isnt even really a glimpse of something unique about the game or presumably main character to get hooked onto if you guys see where I'm coming from. I get that its just a teaser and stuff, but the point of a teaser is to entice you into wanting to see more. I don't necessarily see anything that makes me desperately interested to know what else they have up their sleeves. I think the trailer is a bit of a miss. We'll see how it pans out though I guess.

Posted by WindowColours
@I_smell said:
" Anyone else gettin a Shadow Complex vibe? "
I got more of an Iron Man vibe.
Posted by Winternet

Nice to see Mikami in a new project. Hope to see more of this soon.

Posted by nanikore

"On our peaceful nation" BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHA

Posted by Video_Game_King

Wow, I actually was thinking of PN03, despite never having played it.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Hopefully it is good like Bayonetta and Okami.

Posted by ThomasP

Damn. This has a great possibility of being epic.

Posted by Milkman

I guess this is suppose to be "P.N.03 Take 2".

Edited by FCKSNAP

I just read the credits at the end and noticed that Logan (who don't have a Giantbomb or wikipedia page) is doing the FMV stuff. You know, the guys who made Metal Gear Solid 4's FMV sequences?     

Posted by FartyMcNarly

Dawwww, shadow complex and halo had a baby!

Posted by DrRandle

Why Halo thar. 
 
I dunno, this is too teasery, but it kind of looks like they're mimicking a Halo style game. Hopefully they twist it enough to make it their own thing.

Posted by ChernobylCow

District 9 director's HALO the game.

Posted by Mjolnir

If it turns out to be as awesome as that trailer, it'll be the next sci-fi shooter I'm really interested in. And yes, that's because it made me think of Halo.

Posted by Darkstar614

Yeah that's an awesome trailer, though without any gameplay, hard to tell whats going to happen with that game.

Posted by SoothsayerGB

 
Blah!
 
Live action actors in game trailers are always fail.    
 
Actually reminded my of Haze.  So..... blek!

Posted by ryanwho
@nanikore said:
" "On our peaceful nation" BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHA "
Its a fictional game, person from a country that didn't even send aid to Haiti.
Posted by AURON570

I like the white in shiny armour! wait.. gah.

Posted by nanikore
@ryanwho said:
" @nanikore said:
" "On our peaceful nation" BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHA "
Its a fictional game, person from a country that didn't even send aid to Haiti. "
Where did I say that I'm not American? Does being American automatically require you to defend your country? 
Haiti has nothing to do with this. I just find it hilarious when America is called a peaceful nation. In fact, everyone should, because irony is teh funniez.
Posted by TheYear20XX

After Bayonetta I got nothin' but faith in Platinum Games. Can't wait to see more of this.

Posted by high_seraph

I'm gonna have to go ahead and voice my first thought: does him putting on the suit and the camera angle of his eyes with fancy targeting targeting lights remind anybody of Iron Man? 
 
and the soundtrack sounds a lot like Terminator: Salvation. 
 
in any case, this looks like one to keep an eye on

Posted by ryanwho

He looks a lot like something you could get out of a market research session. "Get it, Spartan, but white. Spartans are never white yo. Innovation!" This could be the next Haze. Or it could be a game that condescendingly puts what the caricature of a "bro gamer" wants on a plate like Mad World did. That didn't turn out well. Platinum what you doin.

Posted by Andorski
@I_smell said:
" Anyone else gettin a Shadow Complex vibe? "
Completely.  I was about to wonder whether Nolan North was going to voice the main character.
Posted by Irishjohn

It looks like an Iron Man game, except it might actually be good. 
 
I'd be down with some real life people in games again, but this is probably just for the teaser, no?

Posted by myslead

this would fit perfectly in MGS4

Posted by Killroycantkill

Platinum Games is really getting some big names for their games. First the DMC creator now this. I guess being ex-Clover guys has a lot more cred than I thought.

Posted by Ragdrazi
@ryanwho said:
" @nanikore said:
" "On our peaceful nation" BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHA "
Its a fictional game, person from a country that didn't even send aid to Haiti. "
Right. And nanikore is analyzing that fiction for its portrayal of national identity. That's pretty damn normal. Though, I can't help but wonder though if he's missing an intentional note of irony on the developer's part.
Posted by JeevesPleez
@nanikore said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @nanikore said:
" "On our peaceful nation" BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHA "
Its a fictional game, person from a country that didn't even send aid to Haiti. "
Where did I say that I'm not American? Does being American automatically require you to defend your country? Haiti has nothing to do with this. I just find it hilarious when America is called a peaceful nation. In fact, everyone should, because irony is teh funniez. "
Well, you know, maybe we'll be peaceful by the time we get badass suits, orbital beams of death, and a woman president.
...
Maybe...?
Posted by nanikore
@Ragdrazi said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @nanikore said:
" "On our peaceful nation" BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHA "
Its a fictional game, person from a country that didn't even send aid to Haiti. "
Right. And nanikore is analyzing that fiction for its portrayal of national identity. That's pretty damn normal. Though, I can't help but wonder though if he's missing an intentional note of irony on the developer's part. "
Nailed it. 
 
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