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.

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gaffyh3185d ago

Wow, so this might even mean that other stuff e.g. Dreamcast games, could also be true.

DeforMAKulizer3185d 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_19933185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

That trailer reminded me of Haze.

Edit: The first haze trailer that was released and this trailer are similar, no?

Kain813185d ago

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.

Kain813185d ago

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…

SuperStrokey11233185d ago

Well thats interesting, man i wish i was a fly on the wall sometimes.

Jamegohanssj53185d ago

Interesting. I wonder how this will go down.


ThanatosDMC3185d 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.

sikbeta3185d 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!!!

vhero3184d ago (Edited 3184d 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.

Maddens Raiders3184d ago

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.

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d3nworth13185d ago

Better not be another bad port or else.

vhero3184d 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.

Sangria3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

I hope they will goodly handle the development on PS3, considering Sega's failure with Bayonetta on PS3.

Godmars2903185d ago

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.

vhero3184d 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.

Ninji3185d ago

They're both temporary.

SuperStrokey11233185d 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?)

DaTruth3184d ago (Edited 3184d 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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