Sega and PlatinumGames fulfill a longstanding fan request. Sega and PlatinumGames are bringing Vanquish, the Shinji Mikami-directed, high speed third-person shooter, to Windows PC on May 25. Vanquish for PC has been a long time coming; fans of Platinum’s action games have been begging for a PC port of Vanquish since the game was originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. The PC release is coming shortly after another PlatinumGames’ fan favorite, Bayonetta, was released for Windows PC via Steam. (In fact, Sega is offering a 25 percent discount on pre-orders of Vanquish to players who also own a copy of Bayonetta on Steam.)
The PC version of Vanquish will feature support for 4K resolution and will ship with an unlocked framerate, Sega said in an announcement today. The PC port will also support keyboard and mouse controls in addition to game pads. Sega also promises “anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, SSAO lighting, scalable texture and shadow quality,” as well as other PC-specific features.
Sega said the Steam release will support Steam’s achievements, cloud saving, trading cards, leader boards and Big Picture Mode. However, it appears the PC release of Vanquish won’t be sold exclusively through Steam.
It also sounds like Sega has more to come on the PC port front.
“It was great to see the positive response from our community to the Bayonetta PC launch last month, and we are pleased that we are in a position to be able to announce Vanquish, another of our highly requested back catalogue titles,” said John Clark, senior vice president of commercial publishing for Sega Europe, in a press release. “There’s more to come from Sega in this space, so stay tuned for further announcements.”