After some rather heavyhanded foreshadowing on SEGA’s twitter earlier today, we now finally have an announcement trailer and a release date for Vanquish – a console-exclusive third-person shooter from the last generation developed by PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, Nier:Automata, Metal Gear Rising) Fans have been asking for this exclusive to come over to PC for a long time now.

You can view the trailer here (courtesy of Gamespot)

This news comes at the heels of the surprise PC port of Bayonetta last month, that was recently updated with a Vanquish Steam avatar (PCGamer). It seems like SEGA is keen on porting their exclusives to PC – and they finally think that the player-base is large enough to be worth addressing. This is great news for PC gamers and also fans of Vanquish – because if Bayonetta is anything to go by, this will be the definitive version of the game – with fully working keyboard and mouse support (essential for a fast-paced shooter such as this) and updated graphics with better performance than ever.

“The PC version of Vanquish will feature support for 4K resolution and will ship with an unlocked framerate”, Sega said in an announcement today. “The PC port will also support keyboard and mouse controls in addition to gamepads.”
Sega also promises “anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, SSAO lighting, scalable texture and shadow quality,” as well as other PC-specific features – presumably support for arbitrary resolutions and borderless fullscreen support.

Additionally, Sega has also said that the Steam release will support Steam’s achievements, cloud saving, trading cards, leaderboards and Big Picture Mode. Currently, there’s a 25 percent discount on pre-orders of Vanquish to players who also own a copy of Bayonetta on Steam.

“It was great to see the positive response from our community to the Bayonetta PC launch last month, and we are pleased that we are in a position to be able to announce Vanquish, another of our highly requested back catalogue titles,” said John Clark, senior vice president of commercial publishing for Sega Europe, in a press release. “There’s more to come from Sega in this space, so stay tuned for further announcements.”