The E3 rumour mill's in maximum operation right now, as evidenced by the fact that new unconfirmed stories are popping up at an increasingly alarming rate. Next on the agenda is a current whisper that Platinum Games will be unveiling a sequel to third-person shooter-action hybrid Vanquish. The PlayStation 3 title was roughly five hours of adrenaline-fuelled insanity, and is a game that editor Sammy Barker adores to this day.

Posting an image of the aforementioned title on Twitter, the Japanese developer wrote "here's a boost to help you through Wednesday". Of course, this could mean nothing whatsoever, but with E3 now in such close proximity, it's a bit strange to suddenly whip Vanquish out of nowhere for a random tweet, isn't it?

What do you think? Is this wishful thinking, or is your hype level already through the roof? Drop to your knees and rocket into the comments section below.

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