SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America Inc. have announced that a demo for Vanquish is headed to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network from September 2nd.
The demo, entitled Velocity Attack, offers two levels of difficulty (Casual and Normal) and allows the player to assume the role of a US government agent "kitted out with a futuristic ARS battle suit". The player will have an array of weaponry and upgrades to use and the ability to hijack "Walkers" in their bid to defeat enemy robots. The demo rounds off with a boss confrontation that will require all of the skills acquired throughout the level.
According to the press release from SEGA, "Vanquish is the hottest title Shinji Mikami has worked on in over four years, achieving high tension throughout the game and delivering a new sense of game merged shooting and action in a finely balanced manner".
Vanquish is scheduled for release on October 22nd on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 formats.