Platinum Games teases Vanquish PC port

In a lengthy interview reflecting on 10 years of Platinum titles, the co-founder teased touching up Vanquish.


Platinum Games co-founder Atsushi Inaba sat down with Kotaku to reflect on the company's 10-year anniversary. When the subject of porting Vanquish to PC came up, Inaba got tantalizingly coy.

"Hrm. I wonder... If you stop recording, I can talk about that," he said with a laugh.

Platinum has developed some of the best action games of the last decade, including MadWorld (2009), Bayonetta (2009), and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013). Vanquish turned heads when it blasted its way onto Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2010. It was directed by Shinji Mikami, creator and director of the Resident Evil series during his time at Capcom.

Vanquish wasn't as big a leap from spooky mansions and shambling zombies as audiences might have thought prior to its release. Mikami had been gradually working his way up to designing games that got one's adrenaline pumping. In 2005 he overhauled Resident Evil 4 into a third-person action-survival horror game. Before that, he spun off a scrapped design for another RE Game into Devil May Cry in 2001.

In Vanquish, Mikami crafted a fluidly responsive third-person shooter that let you perform all sorts of acrobatic maneuvers like rocketing around levels using the thrusters strapped to your boots. Here's hoping a new generation of players get to experience it on PC soon.

If you're interested in stories from Platinum's past and a glimpse into what's next, check out Atsushi Inaba's full interview over at Kotaku.

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    August 4, 2016 12:30 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Platinum Games teases Vanquish PC port

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      August 4, 2016 12:31 PM

      Yes plz

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      August 4, 2016 12:50 PM


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        August 4, 2016 2:10 PM

        Ditto. I'd pick this up for sure.

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      August 4, 2016 12:57 PM

      Please be real.

      Vanquish is one of 5 games on my 360 bucket list and my 360 kicked the bucket last weekend. I'd much rather buy the game for PC than another 360.

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      August 4, 2016 1:00 PM

      Holy shit, I would love this.

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      August 4, 2016 1:05 PM

      Don't toy with my emotions, platinum.

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      August 4, 2016 1:11 PM

      That would rock!

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      August 4, 2016 1:24 PM

      Unf, Vanquish was rad.

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      August 4, 2016 2:05 PM

      I would preorder this for $60 tomorrow.

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        August 4, 2016 2:57 PM

        I'm bumping this thread because this is probably the the game from last generation that I most want ported to PC. This would just be so fuckin great.

        I guess most of you would say Red Dead Redemption but I never played it so Vanquish for me.

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      August 4, 2016 2:49 PM

      Best writing in a game

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      August 4, 2016 3:04 PM

      I would buy this!

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      August 4, 2016 8:51 PM

      I rebought it on PS3 recently and played through it again. It's amazing how wrong I had played it the first time way back. It's still a great goddamn game. Also, best final boss fight in a shooter ever.

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        August 4, 2016 9:05 PM

        I really want to play the harder difficulties with M+KB. I think it will give the game new life.

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        August 4, 2016 11:22 PM

        I might not say "best", but it's waaaaay up there near the top.

        It's definitely got one of the very best critical moments in a boss fight!!!

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      August 4, 2016 9:05 PM

      Oh yes take all my money!

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      August 4, 2016 9:10 PM

      That was a fun 360 game for sure, and the terrible cinematics were hilarious, I wouldn't change a thing

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