Purple (Sov)reign(ty): Planetside 2′s Vanu

By Jim Rossignol on November 24th, 2011 at 3:05 pm.

Hey, good lookin'
If I run an RPS Planetside 2 outfit (and I vaguely plan to) then it will be with the Vanu Sovereignty. Yes, the purple tech-worshippers are my faction, and so it’s with some delight that I feast on the neither-red-nor-blue goodness of the Vanu faction trailer, below. It’s just some rotating weapons and armour, but it promises so much! PCG also have a bunch of Vanu screenshots. Floaty! Glowy! Purpley!

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54 Comments »

  1. P4p3Rc1iP says:

    Lasher lasher lasher…

  2. kastanok says:

    But Captain, did you hear what that purple-belly just called Sovreignty?!

    I said, shut up!

  3. Crimsoneer says:

    Damn, I’m glad RPS will be vanu. Hover tanks are the bestest tanks.

  4. Suits says:

    looks like a Prince in that outfit

  5. Quasar says:

    I’m definitely in.

  6. ankh says:

    Purple scum.

  7. mr.ioes says:

    So who does the “Top 10 RPS News Titles” ?

  8. PeopleLikeFrank says:

    In the future, I shall refuse to purchase a game unless they release details about the kneepads.

  9. ix says:

    If I play Planetside 2 (and I vaguely plan to) I will definitely pick Vanu, for no other reason than the colour scheme.

  10. YourMessageHere says:

    Wow, that appears to be a design ethic trying its utmost to be generic and uninspired. The other armies, too.

    • Stromko says:

      That’s always been the Planetside aesthetic I think. It may have attained a sort of meaning over time as people spent hundreds or thousands of hours in, but they’re were really quite workmanlike and generic.

  11. Zarunil says:

    While I hate Sony Online Entertainment with a passion due to personal experience, I will likely swallow my pride and buy this.

    Can’t resist Planetside.

  12. danimalkingdom says:

    Purple reign surely

  13. Saxarba says:

    Those vehicles look very eldar (WH40K) to me.

  14. Kdansky says:

    What’s that music? It sounds very familiar. Also fuck yeah Vanu. Hovertanks rule!

    • Bobsy says:

      It’s a trailer track by Two Steps From Hell called “Am I Not Human?”. If you think you’ve heard it before, you almost certainly have – their music is used on something like 40-50% of all trailers, ever.

      You can get it on their album Invincible.

  15. Toby says:

    I can not wait for this game!

  16. Myles says:

    I’m not so familiar with Planetside, but these vehicles look like a spiky Ghost and a Wraith. Even down to the colours. Did the first Planetside look as Halo-esque?

  17. KingCathcart says:

    Is anyone else getting a Syndicate Wars vibe from this video?

  18. Ovno says:

    Vanu forever!!!!

    Why use guns when you can use L4Z0R5….

  19. Matt says:

    that fighter (The Scythe, i think they’re calling it) looks well sexy. Can’t wait to get me one of those.

    VS Forever!

  20. The Pink Ninja says:

    RPS-Vanu Outfit?

    I’m cool with that :)

  21. Noirdeathe says:

    Down with the Vanu and up with the Terran Republic! It doesn’t matter if our minigun can’t hit jack all, we have the coolest pistols.

  22. Ergates_Antius says:

    Vanu Vorever

  23. Tom OBedlam says:

    I missed planetside first time round but I’m very excited by the idea of a persistent world shooter.

  24. Ayam says:

    I’d like a rival RPS faction on TR, but noone seems attracted to the mean b’stards. RPS on RPS would supercaliphetc.

    edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m53YvilkLwg

    Come ON, the crotch shots on this guy were much better than the Vanu’s.

  25. His Dudeness says:

    Smurfs??? Ppffff!

    ;-)

  26. Big Murray says:

    I never got involved with the original Planetside. Think I might be getting involved with this one …

  27. SketchyGalore says:

    That clip looks enough like Brink for me to cringe… Pleasenopleasenopleaseno, pleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegood…

  28. ayo says:

    Purple wins!! YaaY!!! Bridge?? I dont need no goddam bridge…i got Mag !!

  29. Snookrc says:

    In-game PlanetSide 2 footage was on AGN here http://youtu.be/RIwW2D686fk

  30. hjd_uk says:

    Technically Purple is both red and blue, not neither :)

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