SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that the demo for VANQUISH will be available exclusively for download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360, and PlayStation Store for the PlayStation3 in North America on August 31st, across Europe on September 1st and Australia on September 2nd. The VANQUISH Official Demo: Velocity Attack, allows players to choose one level from the two levels of difficulty (Casual or Normal) available. Taking on the role of Sam, a United States government agent kitted out with a futuristic ARS battle suit, players are vying for ownership of the planet's remaining energy resources against Russia on board a huge space station. On entering the third port lobby of the space station, numerous enemy robots are being brought in by dropships. Players have a huge arsenal of weaponry and upgrades at their disposal, as well as the ability to hijack "Walkers", or use the suits unique Boost and AR mode to take down the robots. The demo climaxes with the formidable boss, Argus, which you will need to use all your skills acquired throughout the demo to defeat.
VANQUISH is the hottest title Shinji Mikami has worked on in over 4 years, achieving high tension throughout the game and delivering a new sense of game merged shooting and action in a finely balanced manner. The game is set for release across North America on October 19th, Australia on October 21st and across Europe on October 22nd 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3.