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Sci-fi shooter now in North American stores for Xbox 360 and PS3.

SAN FRANCISCO (October 19, 2010) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that VANQUISH™ is in stores now. Available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, VANQUISH™ is an explosive sci-fi shooter from the mind of Shinji Mikami (creator of the Resident Evil series).

VANQUISH™ delivers a new sense of game merged shooting and action in a finely balanced manner. The story of VANQUISH™ is set in the near future. Russia and the United States are vying for ownership of the world’s fast-depleting energy resources and the US has constructed a space station in order to harness energy from the sun. Russian forces capture this space station and divert its harvested solar energy into a blast wave that destroys San Francisco, aiming to force the US into a total and unconditional surrender. In response, the US tasks its armed forces with recapturing the space station before the Russians can annihilate their next target – New York.

Players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battlesuit. A versatile fighter with a huge arsenal of weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies. Sam is the ultimate weapon, a perfect combination of destructive firepower and superhuman speed and agility. Sam will fight his way through the enormous, open environments of the space station. The most advanced, futuristic city in the skies becomes home to the action.

The game is available now in North America, and will ship in Australia on October 21st and across Europe on October 22nd 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. It’s rated M for Mature by ESRB.

For more assets, please visit www.sega-press.com. For more information, contact Thu Nguyen ( thu.nguyen@sega.com). 

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