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Platinum Games' 'Vanquish' Arrives On Steam May 25

PC gamers were excited when Platinum Games’ Bayonetta made its way to Steam last month with its upgrade to 60 FPS game-play and support for 4K resolution, and now the publisher has another title, Vanquish, coming to the PC on May 25.

Similar to Bayonetta, Vanquish was initially released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, and now, seven years later, it will finally come to the PC via Steam. The PC port will also have a few improvements to make it on par with today’s games. This includes unlocked frame-rates and support for 4K resolution. You’ll also see a new set of graphical options so that you can adjust the overall quality for textures and shadow or toggle anti-aliasing, post-particle effects, and SSAO lighting.

The game also comes with Steam Achievements, online leaderboards, and support for keyboard and mouse controls. The game will support voice-overs, subtitles, and menus in English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. If you want to make sure your PC can run the game, take a look at the requirements below—not particularly punishing. The requirements don’t list a specific AMD processor, but you can peruse our CPU hierarchy list to see which chip is the right equivalent to the minimum or recommended Intel processor.

VanquishMinimumRecommended
CPUIntel Core i3 (2.9 GHz)/AMD equivalentIntel Core i5 (3.4 GHz)/AMD equivalent
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 460/AMD Radeon HD 5670Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti/AMD Radeon R9 270
RAM4 GB8 GB
Storage20 GB20 GB
OSWindows 7, 8, 8.1, 10Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
DirectX Version9.0c9.0c

Even though it’s not available for another two weeks, you can still pre-purchase the game’s Deluxe Edition for $20, which includes five sample tracks from the game soundtrack, character and enemy avatars, wallpaper, and a digital art book. If you already own Bayonetta on Steam or purchase it before May 25, you’ll get a 25% discount when you purchase Vanquish.

NameVanquish
TypeShooter, Action
DeveloperPlatinum Games
PublisherSega
PlatformsPCPlayStation3Xbox 360
Where To BuySteamAmazonGamestop
Release DateMay 25, 2017 (PC)October 19,2010 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
  • dstarr3
    I wonder if they've done anything to rebalance the difficulty, because a shooter played with a keyboard/mouse is going to be A LOT easier than one played with a controller.
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  • nitrium
    19674134 said:
    I wonder if they've done anything to rebalance the difficulty, because a shooter played with a keyboard/mouse is going to be A LOT easier than one played with a controller.
    That's only true for 1st person shooters(?). For example, I gather Nier: Automata is actually a lot HARDER with mouse and keyboard.

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  • dstarr3
    19674190 said:
    19674134 said:
    I wonder if they've done anything to rebalance the difficulty, because a shooter played with a keyboard/mouse is going to be A LOT easier than one played with a controller.
    That's only true for 1st person shooters(?). For example, I gather Nier: Automata is actually a lot HARDER with mouse and keyboard.

    Ehh, I disagree. I've played a few third-person shooters on console and PC, and they've generally been about the same difference in difficulty as FPS. If anything, third-person shooters are even further easier than first-person, because most third-person shooters that were designed for console first add some form of auto-aim.

    Also, Nier: Automata is a hack-and-slash, not a shooter. Similarly, Dark Souls. These things are easier with controller because there's no fine aiming involved. You either need to just make sure your character is pointing in the right direction, or make sure your character is locked on to the right enemy. These things are easier on controller. But, any time you need to precisely aim, a mouse is allllllways going to be superior.
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  • Dark Falz
    I'm hoping we see a patch for Bayonetta at that time or before then that fixes the issues and uncaps the frame rate too.
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  • coolitic
    Actually, Dstarr, Dark Souls (at least 2 & 3) is much easier on kb/m. You aren't forced to fight the sometimes bad camera/lock-on controls.
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  • dstarr3
    19677076 said:
    Actually, Dstarr, Dark Souls (at least 2 & 3) is much easier on kb/m. You aren't forced to fight the sometimes bad camera/lock-on controls.

    Ehh, being able to move (and especially dodge) in only eight directions with WASD is a pretty big handicap for me in DS games. I prefer controller. I prefer controller for anything third-person, really, unless it's a shooter.
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