Great news from across the twitter-sphere, as Platinum Games have confirmed their brawler ANARCHY REIGNS (known as MAX ANARCHY in Japan) will be coming over after all – and at a bargain price.
Here’s the Press release:
ANARCHY REIGNS™ IN THE NEW YEAR!
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SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON— October 19, 2012 —SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. are pleased to announce their ground-breaking multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns, will launch on January 8 and 11, 2013, respectively, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Developed by a talented team from the critically-acclaimed studio, Platinum Games, Anarchy Reigns delivers over-the-top close combat, set in a massively open and fantastical world in a bleak, mutant-filled future. Watch iconic characters from the Platinum Games stable duking it out in a series of vibrant arenas that could only have been thought up by Japan’s critically acclaimed studio. Up to 16 players can take part in multiplayer matches over a variety of game modes; engage in all-out Battle Royale destruction, co-operate with your friends and vanquish hordes of monsters in Survival mode or test your sportsmanship over a few rounds of Deathball! With an MSRP of £19.99/€24.99/$29.99, Anarchy Reigns is a high quality game that is competitively priced for the value-conscious consumer.
“SEGA is hugely proud of the work Platinum Games has put in to creating a videogame with such a unique and engaging vision” commented Jurgen Post, COO of SEGA Europe Ltd. “Gamers will soon be able to experience the full adrenaline rush that comes from competing in explosive multiplayer matches of Anarchy Reigns.”
“Focusing on online play with Anarchy Reigns presented a new challenge for us here at Platinum Games,” added Atsushi Inaba, Executive Director/Producer at Platinum Games. “Very few games fall under its genre of a melee-based online multiplayer brawler, so I think we’ve been able to supply a new kind of excitement that you can’t find anywhere else. While some time has passed since its Japan release, I look forward to having gamers in North America and Europe enjoy the Anarchy!”
The game which features characters from multiple Platinum titles, specifically MADWORLD, has been out in Japan for a while and SEGA have been noticeably silent on the issue of a western release. Which considering how well it rated in the East and the rave reviews it got from early plays earned them a lot of ire from SEGA and gaming fans in general. They also notably managed to upset Platinum themselves with the apparently non-discussed delay when the game was by their own admission completely ready to go.
Its perhaps peculiar that the tweet came from Platinum’s account, not SEGA’s initially.
Finally, gamers in the West can get their hands on #AnarchyReigns Jan 8 in North America for $29.99 and Jan 11 in Europe for £19.99/€24.99!
— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) October 19, 2012
This is therefore doubly great news, Platinum subsequently have confirmed this WILL be a physical release. If you can’t understand why we love it so much check out Turbo’s Let’s Play of the Japanese demo.