You are Sam Gideon – an American soldier armed with state-of-the-art combat armor known as an Augmented Reaction Suit. Battle for the fate of your nation in a shooting action game like none ever seen!

In addition to an arsenal of firearms and considerable hand-to-hand combat skills, Sam has a few tricks at his disposal thanks to the power of ARS: Tricks like AR mode, which shows him surrounding enemies in slow motion, and Boost, which lets him slide around the battlefield at breakneck speed. Mastering these abilities and more is critical to surviving the no-holds-barred action!

Vanquish combines precise shooting and fast-paced combat action in dazzling new ways.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 | Genre: Action Shooter | Release Date: October 19, 2010 (NA) / October 21, 2010 (JPN) / October 22, 2010 (EU) | Retail Price: $19.99 | ESRB Rating: Mature 17+ | Publisher: SEGA | Developer: PlatinumGames Inc. | ©SEGA


The newest evolution in shooting games. Take aim and fire at your foes, but be warned – cowering behind cover and returning fire won’t get you far. Vanquish demands aggressive, risky play to succeed.

Sam’s Augmented Reaction Suit lets you dash behind enemy lines and attack from all sides, and slow down time for pinpoint strikes against enemies’ weak points. The ARS puts superhuman action in your hands!

Harness the power of the ARS to perform a high-speed Boost, then slow down time with AR mode! The action never stops for this one-man army.

Move with astounding agility as you knock enemies away with close-range attacks and perform last-minute dodges out of harm’s way. Vanquish brings trademark PlatinumGames speed and responsiveness to the world of shooting games, and the genre may never be the same!

There’s no time to wait safely behind cover for your chance to counterattack – enemy forces are closing in, and you’ve got to rush forward and take them head-on or perish! Experience the thrill of dynamic, high-tension combat.

Mastery of Vanquish’s systems opens up shocking new possibilities for high-level play, sure to keep action game fanatics coming back for more.


Sam Gideon comes equipped with an Augmented Reaction Suit – ARS for short – a state-of-the-art suit of armor. Built from impenetrable carbon nanofiber, it’s stronger than steel yet light as a feather. The ARS provides immense strength, mobility, and tactical advantages that allow foot soldiers to go toe-to-toe with tanks and win.

Get up close and personal with powerful foes, like this fearsome Romanov-N robot.


The ARS is outfitted with experimental thrusters that give it stunning mobility. However, they’re powered by the same reactor as the rest of the ARS, and they put quite a strain on the actuator. Thus, they only allow for a precious few seconds of high-speed travel before they have to cool down.

Boost to close the gaps between yourself and victory!

AR Mode

When the ARS detects that its wearer is in imminent danger, it enables a defensive measure called Augmented Reaction mode. AR mode taps directly into the wearer’s sympathetic nervous system and takes control of their body’s fight-or-flight response, triggering an overload of neurotransmitters that push the ARS wearer’s visual response time to its limit – making time appear to slow down around them.


Trigger AR mode and fire with pinpoint accuracy!

BLADE System

The Battlefield Logic Adaptable Electronic weapons system, developed by DARPA, is built on a massive database that allows Sam access to a tremendous variety of powerful weapons. This data consumes a lot of memory, however, so it can only store three configurations at a time. Absorbing matter around it, the BLADE system can transform from a handgun into a powerful rocket launcher or anything in between, in accordance with its wielder’s needs.

Master use of your ARS to take combat to the next level!


Russian forces have captured an American space colony, and it’s up to Sam Gideon to take it back – before it’s too late for the United States as we know it.

From superpowered battle armor to space colonies; space battlecruisers to giant, autonomous transforming battle robots – Vanquish brings you a sci-fi future loaded with wonder, rooted in the geopolitical and technological realities of the present, to create a compelling, believable setting that will capture your heart and mind.

Join Bravo Company, led by Lt. Col. Robert Burns, in the fight to reclaim the colony from the Russians!

Faced with overpopulation, mankind devolves into conflict over rapidly-dwindling food and energy sources. Back-door dealing and plotting among the world’s superpowers rob the common people of their way of life. This grim setting, perhaps distressingly close to a potential future for our own world, accentuates Sam’s heroism all the more as he stands up against forces of cruelty and wanton destruction.

Russian forces have seized the colony and diverted its harvested solar energy into a massive weapon.

The ground itself bursts under the blast as the colony laser hits American soil.

San Francisco is destroyed – and New York may be next!

This near-future social conflict is reflected stunningly in the world of Vanquish. What awaits you inside the cylindrical space colony? PlatinumGames and SEGA bring one possible future to life all around you…




Extreme VANQUISH Battle match



We hold a Vanquish tournament within PlatinumGames!


Square Enix VANQUISH Play Arts Kai figures released


International Player’s Guide

Future Press publishes the Vanquish Player’s Guide in international markets.


Trailer shown at Tokyo Game Show 2010



A video contest featuring the official Vanquish demo is held.


Attendees at a special press briefing receive original Vanquish-branded mp4 players.


Official electronic cigarettes, modeled after Sam Gideon’s trademark smokes, are created.


Code: VANQUISH 0807

A special preview event entitled code: VANQUISH 0807 is held at Tokyo club TABLOID.

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