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News video games 09 December 2019, 22:30

author: Adrian Werner

Remasters of Vanquish and Bayonetta are in the Pipeline [Updated]

Thanks to Microsoft Store we learned that PlatinumGames is planning to remaster Vanquish and Bayonetta games. The new versions are to offer 4K and 60 frames per second.

Update #2 (9.12)

SEGA has officially announced refreshed versions of Bayonetta and Vanquish. According to earlier reports, they will be available for purchase as part of Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will be available for sale on February 18, 2020 (in boxed and digital form). The more powerful versions of the consoles (PS4 Pro and XOne X) will offer 4K and 60 fps . And here's the official trailer of the remasters:

Update #1 (5.12)

It turns out that Vanquish is not the only classic from PlatinumGames to be remastered. There are also plans for a refreshed version of Bayonetta. Also the second game will offer 4K resolution and 60 frames per second and is likely to be released on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Both productions are to be released on the same day, i.e. 18 February 2020. They can be purchased separately or in a set called Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.

  1. Developer: PlatinumGames
  2. Publisher: SEGA
  3. Genre: Action game
  4. Platforms: PS3, X360, PC
  5. Release date on PS4/X360: October 16, 2010
  6. Release date on PC: May 25, 2017

Online shops are a frequent source of leaks related to unannounced projects. The latest example of this was Microsoft Store, where a profileof the remastered version of Vanquish, a shooter from PlatinumGames, which celebrated its ninth birthday this year, appeared.

The production is to offer 4K and 60 frames per second. For obvious reasons, the store only mentions the Xbox One version, but the refreshed Vanquish will almost certainly be available on PlayStation 4 as well. The release is scheduled for February 18, next year.

Vanquish made its debut on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in October 2010. At the time of its release, the game was warmly received by the media, with an average rating of 84%on Metacritic. The game did not become a big box office hit, but it did well on the market, by March 2011, 830 thousand copies had been sold.

In May 2017 the PC port was released, which also proved to be a noteworthy production, collecting praise for improved graphics and controls. SEGA, the publisher of the title, never released the official sales figures for this edition, but it is estimated through the paid version of SteamSpy thet Vanquish was bought by 329,000 people on Valve's platform.

It is worth mentioning that last year there were rumors about a possible continuation of the game. If that is the case, it would make sense to remind the players of the first Vanquish with a remaster.

  1. Vanquish - official website
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