Platinum’s cult favorite action game ‘Vanquish’ is exploding onto PC in 4K

Vanquish will follow Bayonetta as the next Platinum Games action game to be ported to PC, publisher Sega announced on Wednesday. The cult favorite action game, originally released in 2010, will debut on PC exclusively on Valve’s Steam platform on May 25.

It won’t be the same game fans slid and shot through in 2010, though. Like Bayonetta before it, another cult favorite that was released on PC in April, Vanquish is receiving “Sega’s renowned best practice conversion treatment” for the platform, according to the company’s announcement. That includes improvements and PC optimizations like “an unlocked framerate, 4K resolution support, extensive graphics options, and full keyboard and mouse support.”

Vanquish was directed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, which alone could have earned it cult status. But despite a story that was not about to win any awards, Vanquish also had staying power thanks to its chaotic but smooth action gameplay. Unlike many other games released during the last console generation, Vanquish was never ported to the Xbox One or PS4, making the game’s PC release the first time it will be playable outside of its original platforms, the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Fans who pre-order Vanquish on Steam will get a special edition dubbed the Digital Deluxe Edition with some extra goodies: “A five-track soundtrack sampler, character and enemy avatars, art book, and exclusive wallpapers.” And for existing Bayonetta fans Sega has a deal: If you own the PC version of Bayonetta or buy it before May 25 you get 25  off your Vanquish pre-order.

In its announcement, Sega touted the multiple back-catalog games the company has converted for PC in addition to Vanquish and Bayonetta, including The Typing of the Dead, Valkyria Chronicles, and the Sega Mega Drive Collection. In a statement, Sega’s senior vice president of commercial publishing for Europe, John Clark, said they were pleased by the positive response to Bayonetta on PC last month and “There’s more to come from Sega in this space, so stay tuned for further announcements.”

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