In the words of G4's Joe Rybicki, Vanquish is a "a seriously bad-ass-looking third-person shooter," in which the U.S.'s ancient enemies, the Russians are back, and they're taking over, baby. You gotta stop 'em.
Here's part of Joe's rave:
"This is a Platinum Games production, so it should come as no surprise that it's loaded with over-the-top set pieces and effects. One level that was being shown only behind closed doors featured Gideon and the Marines attempting to storm their way up a steep hillside while a giant, spider-like mech tore off bits of buildings and threw them down the hill. Having to dodge a flying tower while blasting away at enemies made it clear that this game comes from the same source as Bayonetta."
More info awaits in our Vanquish E3 2010 preview.