Anarchy Reigns delayed until 2012

Forces of order remain in charge a while longer as Sega pushes Platinum Games' third-person brawler to January in North America and Japan.

Gamers wishing to bust some heads with either MadWorld's Jack Cayman or the Black Baron in Platinum Games' latest will need to wait a little longer. According to updates on Anarchy Reign's Japanese and North American websites, the game is now slated for a January 2012 release date instead of its original third quarter 2011 time frame.

Anarchy won't Reign until 2012.

In addition to the release windows for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the game, the North American site lists Anarchy Reigns as receiving a PlayStation Network release in January. If the listing is accurate, that will mark the first time a Platinum Games title has debuted on a downloadable game service in close proximity to its retail release.

Anarchy Reigns is a third-person action brawler set in a postapocalyptic warzone filled with tsunamis, black holes, and all sorts of hazards. Players get to duke it out online using existing characters from the studio's previous title MadWorld, as well as a few other original characters.

[UPDATE]: A Sega representative responded to GameSpot's request for clarification on the PlayStation Network release date. The rep said the PSN listing was referring only to the game's online functions, adding, "[Anarchy Reigns] won't be released as a digital title."

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's impressions of Anarchy Reigns.

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17 comments
daibix
daibix

Similar to Bloody Roar?

halosqrrl
halosqrrl

this game doesn't look that good

starwarsjunky
starwarsjunky

probably a good thing. the end of this year is already loaded with big games.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

Gives it more time for polishing, This game looks like it could turn out to b something special

Demonjoe93
Demonjoe93

If it makes the game better than I'm cool with this. I'm really looking forward to this game.

Uberpeber
Uberpeber

Make it good (add Bayonetta :D)

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

i think it's a smart move, way too many powerhouse in gaming coming out this year.. a niche title like this wont get the attention it deserves..

RojoBear24
RojoBear24

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gohoanq
gohoanq

That's disappointing.. I was honestly looking forward to this game.. I still am but I'm just going to forget about this until like 2 months before release. :/

megakick
megakick

AWW i was looking forward to this game, now delayed.

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

Why? Why is the world such a cold and cruel place.....? I want it now! :cry:

raptures330
raptures330

Take your time and make it good. I have a nasty backcatalog to get through anyway.

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

Smart of them. As amazing as their games are, they would get buried under all the things coming out at the end of this year. A January release will give this game the room to shine!

keech
keech

Good for them. Glad to see they aren't rushing this game out for the holidays. Most of the studios games have been released in the first quarter IIRC. So it must be working for them.

Mysticalnubcake
Mysticalnubcake

I didn't even know this game existed up until now :/

RockMan-NEO
RockMan-NEO

hmm so far almost every Platinum game comes out January. Which is cool since its a new year for games