Vanquish Is Due Later This Year. You Should Probably Be Stoked.

That's just a day after Japan gets the game. In addition, SEGA's confirmed that certain retailers will be giving out exclusive weapons access to anyone who pre-orders the game.

The press release notes:
"The Tri-Weapon pack contains a small arsenal of experimental technology, made up of the Boost Machine Gun, Anti-Armor Pistol and Laser Cannon. This triple threat of futuristic weaponry gives players an edge in surviving the frenetic and massive battles onboard the vast space station setting of Vanquish. The Boost Machine Gun is an early experimental weapon with impressive overall fire power and the speed to dispense rounds similar to that of a heavy machine gun. The Anti-Armor Pistol fires a special penetrative shell and was manufactured to tackle hostile forces with much stronger armour. Finally, the Laser Cannon is a miniaturised space warship laser and is more powerful than any other weapon available for infantry."</blockquote>

We were a bit uncertain about Vanquish to begin with but the game's grown on us. Everything we've seen has been zany, over-the-top and, most importantly, different. While it might take the form of every other Western third-person shooter, Vanquish has a distinctly Japanese-vibe which makes it stand-out. We're rather excited about this one.