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Submitted by gauntletpython 2198d ago | rumor

Vanquish headed to PS3, may have PSP connectivity

Last night on GameTrailers TV, Platinum Games and Sega revealed their fourth and final scheduled collaboration - Vanquish. The debut trailer was comprised entirely of live action and CG, with no in-game footage or even a specifc platform announced.

We can derive a few more specifics on the title, though, by going back to that leaked Sega document found earlier this year. (PS3, Vanquish)

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gauntletpython  +   2198d ago
Probably PS360 then.
gaffyh  +   2198d ago
Wow, so this might even mean that other stuff e.g. Dreamcast games, could also be true.
DeforMAKulizer  +   2198d ago
Ya thats the exact same thing i was thinking.. The Vanquish thing nails a definite authenticity in the leaked memo, and might even explain why Sega decided to delay Alpha Protocol (as is mentioned in the memo that sony didnt like it much)
Quite interesting to see it... I wonder who keeps leaking all those documents :P hehe
R_1993  +   2198d ago
That trailer reminded me of Haze.

Edit: The first haze trailer that was released and this trailer are similar, no?
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Kain81  +   2198d ago
here is the content what was in the Doc.
SCEA Meeting Aug 5th Notes

Objectives of Meeting
Dyer agreed to regular quarterly meetings with SOA

Sony PS3
SCEA reiterated plans to sell 13 million PS3s this year
Big announcement back half of year they can’t talk about (potentially price cut of PS3 to reach hardware goals)
SCEA commented on indexing between PS3 and 360 SKUs, should be around 2:1 to garner most favorable treatment.

Motion Controller
Spring 2010 launch (March in JP)
No bundle/pricing details yet, should come Sept 1
Plan on selling 4-5MM units WW
SCEA agreed to provide a list of Sega IP that would work well with the motion controller, Virtua Tennis was an example
Motion Controller support allows easy way to differentiate PS3 SKU
Other differentiation opportunities include PSP/PS3 interoperability – think of features that would make users want to buy both PS3 and PSP SKUs.

Alpha Protocol
Michael Foster, product evaluator, said AP felt barely RPG. Initial level too challenging for players. “Mass Effect felt more RPG.”
Review notes sent to John Merlino a few weeks prior. After meeting Gerald mentioned AP is a high priority for his team.

Planet 51
Sell in of PS3 SKU – SCEA noted that other movie titles on PS3 had underperformed as well (inc. Transformers) this cycle.
Dyer suggests contacting Susan at Walmart and asking what she wants in the pack to sell this SKU (movie tix etc)
Other possibilities are Hybrid movie disc (BD 25 or 50 with Game and Movie on same disc).

Collectors edition with Bayonetta Action Figure
Novo recommended launching PSN demo around Xmas based off a Jan 5th Ship date with 2-3 week run out to launch.
3-4 weeks is usually ideal demo timing with fresh content every week leading up to launch (trailers, insider video about PG heritage, video blogs).

Vancouver 2010
HOME, Olympic destination would garner a lot of positive attention from SCEA
Should be doing same with Bayonetta, Marvel etc. Easy to launch in all territories.
HOME merchandizing opportunities (clothes etc).

Sonic Racing
Open to DLC to differentiate PS3 SKU – not ratchet and clank but other characters
maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes

Could put Japanese games directly on PSN for download in a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game).
Might need to localize menus at least with subtitles.
SCEA interested in helping on MKTG side if they can have period of exclusivity.

Another great HOME candidate
AVP avatars
Hybrid BD disc with movie

Iron Man 2
Great candidate for HOME space – explore Tony Stark’s lab etc.
Should have one for Marvel in general.

Could do bundle at GameStop with PSP 30-35K units on UMD, Go, or both.

Valkyria 1937
Could bundle with PSP as well.

Vanquish and Aliens: CM
Opportunity for PS3/PSP interoperability (see Eidos Batman, Army of Two, Assassin’s Creed for good examples).
If we offer that SCEA would be really interested in having us at their booth next E3.

SCEA would like a look at the code soon.

Sonic Anniversary
Could put out collectors edition with all old sonic games on one BD disc.
“Best of Sonic” for around $99.
SCEA would love PSN exclusive power ups/different game modes (like Castlevania’s flip it over/backwards)

PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential)
SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc)
For co Marketing money show PS3 controller on TV ads – similar to EA Madden Spots, NCAA, etc…

London Olympics
Perfect opportunity for Motion Controller integration.

DC Digital Titles
If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they’re interested in having exclusively.
If we give them a long period of exclusivity they’ll give us more marketing support.

PSP Titles
For SKU differentiation it’s best to offer features that are slightly different from PS3 version.
Titles that are coming up on PSP are Assassin’s Creed II, GTA China Wars, Resident Evil, Little Big Planet – all massive franchises.
SCEA has a specific PSP deck which they can send up with their hardware director for a chat.
Kain81  +   2198d ago
specialy this part is INTERESTING
PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential)
SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc)
For co Marketing money show PS3 controller on TV ads – similar to EA Madden Spots, NCAA, etc…
SuperStrokey1123  +   2198d ago
Well thats interesting, man i wish i was a fly on the wall sometimes.
Jamegohanssj5  +   2198d ago
Interesting. I wonder how this will go down.

ThanatosDMC  +   2198d ago
MGS3 on my PSN! I mean, i have the disks of the MGS Collection but I would buy it on the PSN especially MGS3. My PS3 can play PS2 games, btw.

I want Megaman Legends 1 and 2 on PSN.
sikbeta  +   2198d ago

Thanks for that info Pal, I was going to do the same but I don't remember where the hell I saved that Document and Ubuntu is not Helping lol


It seems like everything in that Doc is Becoming Real, so is just a matter of Time for PS2 Games + DC Digital Titles on PSN and the other stuff listed are quite Tempting

Gamers FTW!!!
vhero  +   2197d ago
Not announced for 360 as of yet so we will see but since Bayonetta is selling more on PS3 even though 360 got the lead version the devs will obviously want to support the console where the sales are coming from. PSP connectivity will make it the superior version IF its something decent.
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Maddens Raiders  +   2197d ago
So 2010 -
the last year of the mighty PS2 afterall? :(

"PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential)
SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN"

must admit thought this news is very intriguing.
d3nworth1  +   2198d ago
Better not be another bad port or else.
vhero  +   2197d ago
Why talk about a port??? There nothing about 360 right now it may not even be on the 360 yet it will probably be announced but thats a silly thing to say.
Sangria  +   2198d ago
I hope they will goodly handle the development on PS3, considering Sega's failure with Bayonetta on PS3.
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Godmars290  +   2198d ago
It wasn't Sega's failure.
Or rather, it was that they didn't do a competent job of something Platinum should have done. That Sony had to step in to fix some of the mess.
vhero  +   2197d ago
You really gonna blame SEGA? You can't blame another company for not being able to port. I mean the proof is in the pudding if the mighty EA couldn't port something simple like Orange Box its obviously nothing to do with the company who is porting it. It's obviously the company who designed the game not doing enough to help the company porting. To be honest SEGA did a damn good job almost matching another company's games it got it 95% bang on which is in my book DAMN GOOD considering they are not in the same building or anything! It just shows how much you know about game development really.
Ninji  +   2198d ago
What does the GTA4 DLCs and Peter Moore's GTA4 tattoo at E3 2007 have in common?
They're both temporary.
SuperStrokey1123  +   2198d ago
I dont know after segas last failure with porting over bayonetta...

That being said Sony and Sega are getting really tight dont you people think? First of all they leaked documents, then sony doing a patch for a sega game... hmmm makes a person think. I wonder if we will be hearing acquisition rumours soon too? Say a few weeks before E3? (although where in the hell would sony get the money?)
DaTruth  +   2197d ago
If Sega can get over being destroyed by Sony, those angry 360/XBOX/Dreamcast owners should finally be able to get over it by now.

Blame the companies for letting down their customers by discontinuing support for their consoles. If you put out a console, you should guarantee support for 5-7 years and give 2 years notice of shutdown instead of screwing over 24 million people. Some people bought an XBOX to find out they were discontinuing support the next week!
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The_Nameless_One  +   2198d ago
I'll just paste what I wrote earlier.
Why any self respecting PS3 owner would want to buy another game from the Sega/PG partnership? Bayonetta has clearly proven that PG have no interest in developing games for the PS3 and Sega only showed they they don't care if the version is almost broken and have no interest in QA. IMO Sega screwed PS3 owners by charging a full price for a version of a game that just wasn't worth a full price. IMO Sega and PG have a lot to prove to PS3 owners and a lot to make up for. I won't be extremely surprised if at some point in the future this game will be announced as a 360 exclusive.
Sangria  +   2198d ago
Probably, but following the Internet uproar over Bayonetta portage, maybe Sega will learn from their mistakes and focus more on quality in the future. It's very naive, but still probable.
Ps3rd-Place  +   2198d ago
its was too rubbish to be on the 360
once again the ps3 gets the dregs
spongeboob  +   2198d ago
New account new guy to put on the ignore list. You can now go ahead and talk to yourself all you want.
Blackcanary  +   2198d ago
Do you think Sony would ever try and make Sega
a First party developer how much would it take for sony to buy them would that even be money worth spending?
N4BmpS  +   2198d ago
I doubt it Sega's main focus is to make 3rd party games; the most Sony would do is buy a particular franchise(maybe Vanquish) and add it as a exclusive PS3 franchise, Sega would more than likely decline Sony's offer or maybe not.
N4BmpS  +   2198d ago
I think this game might be really good, it looks like its trying to contend with Lost Planet(which was rough around the edges in its first installment). While it is a possibility that this could be exclusive to PS3, the fact that it wasn't stated immediately after the trailer ended indicates the probability that it's going to be on both consoles.
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Double Toasted  +   2198d ago
I love when...
...the Japanese make a shooter to compete with the rest of the world...their style is rather unique!
N4BmpS  +   2198d ago
Yeah Japanese developers(I'm assuming that's what they are on this title)always go over the top with any genre type. Sometimes for the better, other time not so much.
CryWolf  +   2198d ago
Is it possible to even actually see gameplay of this game instead of CGI cause their nothing in that trailer to show what is vanquish as a game.
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Dellis  +   2198d ago
This needs to be a PS3 exclusive, pay for that Bayonetta diaaster
MajesticBeast  +   2198d ago
People b!tch and moan about sega all they want for this port of bayonetta i also dont like it but i heard with the new patch stuff got alot better. Sega has been doing alot of good with the release of yakuza 3 coming soon and the vc franchise which is pretty much the ebst srpg you can get.
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saint_john_paul_ii  +   2198d ago
so does this confirm that the game will at least lead on the PS3?
vhero  +   2197d ago
So far yes as its not yet announced for 360.
OmegaSlayer  +   2198d ago
Good, the trailer didn't excited me, since no gameplay was shown so this game could even be a tetris clone, but Shinji Mikami is worth of every grain of my patience until he unveils stuff.
I hope this turns out to be a "pure" third person shooter since we don't have a good one on PS3 (Uncharted 2 is not "pure", and Dead Space it's not so tactical) and Quantum Theory doesn't seem too great.

I don't mind if it's a multi or not, I only hope the game turns out great even if my pockets will burn during the whole 2010.

I'm into gaming from 1984, and I've never been excited like I am since early October thinking about the avalanche we have got and we will get until May, and maybe the better is yet to come.
Freak of Nature  +   2198d ago
I agree and feel pretty much the same.

I think with this involving "Shinji Mikami" you have to sit up and take notice. Odds are this will be something special,verdict is still out,as I hope it falls into my field of taste.....I have been playing them from Pong and Space invaders,and creating them as an artist/designer from 89',and cannot think of a more incredible "potential" line-up then 10'...
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Shane Kim  +   2197d ago
CGI gfx only possible on PS3.

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