Anarchy Reigns delayed until 2013

Western release of Platinum Games action title "re-evaluated" by Sega with no reason given; Japanese launch still set for July 5.

The forces of law and order can sleep soundly this summer, as Sega confirmed that the Western release of Anarchy Reigns has been delayed yet again, this time to the first quarter of 2013. Sega posted on its official Twitter feed that "the release of Anarchy Reigns has been re-evaluated," marking the fourth delay for the Platinum Games-developed title.

Bayonetta will appear in Anarchy Reigns, whenever it comes out.

Anarchy Reigns was originally announced as a fall 2011 title, before being pushed to January 2012, and then again to July 3, and once more to later in the month. No specific reason for the latest delay was divulged.

Anarchy Reigns is a third-person brawler set in a postapocalyptic war zone filled with tsunamis, black holes, and other hazards. The game will feature online multiplayer using existing characters from the studio's previous title MadWorld, as well as original characters.

For more on Anarchy Reigns, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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HD_audio_CoYotE
HD_audio_CoYotE

oohhh SEGA ... at least it's all in english so I can import that.

I was playing Bayonetta and right after finishing this game several times - I heard about Anarchy Reigns and was so excited.

I think here in europe it makes no sence to wait. Just import that gem.

Love PLATINUM GAMES but seriously - SEGA - you CAN DO BETTER!!!

kuchiki-ness
kuchiki-ness

i want more bayonetta i just clicked because of the image of bayonetta, we want m o r e bayonetta! now!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

As the years go by, and my satisfaction with Sega becomes less and less, I realize that I know know how my parents felt with the decline of Sears. It's hard watching a company you once supported because of their excellent service/services go downhill.

nathangray
nathangray

SEGA is well-known at this point for ignoring the pleas of the West (PSO, anyone?). And then they wonder why their reputation means nada, and they're going broke.

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

I've played the Japanese online demo of this, it's some goooood shit!

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Maybe they're making a Wii-U port and trying to get the game out on all three platforms at the same time. Unlikely but possible.

kkee
kkee

SEGA you are officially useless. No wonder you're in trouble financially.

Rovelius
Rovelius

Fuck, I knew that was coming -_-

666Rich666
666Rich666

Can we just get Bayonetta 2 already?

Levitas_Eclipse
Levitas_Eclipse

Oh no!!!! I was expecting to play another game with Bayonetta on July!

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

what the hell Sega's thinking?!

ch4real
ch4real

Waiting for my sexy Bayonetta

OGKNav
OGKNav

lolololol "delayed".

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

It won't surprise me if they cancel the western release.

Solace427
Solace427

How about more Bayonetta????? :D

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Not a big brawler fan at all. However, I do love Bayonetta  :)

whoozwah
whoozwah

this game is DOA anyways. It's far too niche of a title to make ANY kind of impact for SEGA sales wise and without any kind of local multiplayer the game will literally be useless within 3 weeks of launch since no one is gonna buy this in the west and it's a fighting game that's online only (how does that make any sense?)

Swithers147
Swithers147

They've said the games pretty much done, but they still delay it. I was so hyped for this game, but it's starting to get annoying seeing delay after delay for it. I wouldn't mind if they were going to add new character such as SAM from Vanquish, but when the game is done, why can't you just release it. In 2013 some brilliant games are coming out. I'm expecting no flaws with this game, it's had enough time to be perfect.

ksbwings
ksbwings

Bayonetta game should have continued separately, not include as a part of game.

SPLINT_STAR
SPLINT_STAR

by the way they are making metal gear rising ...............

user_pt
user_pt

I'd rather have Bayonetta 2

Ballroompirate
Ballroompirate

HAHA Sega just shot themselves in the foot, delaying a game to 2013 when a few heavy hitters are coming out, probably should of stuck to that July release date but w/e.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Man!, is this gonna turn into "Anarchy Reigns Forever"?  because that seems to be what is happening at Sega

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Why release it in July 2012, with no competition, when they could release it near a whole bunch of AAA blockbusters?! Makes perfect sense. Maybe this is like "The Producers," and they want this game to fail on purpose?

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Not a good idea Sega.  Too many games I want are releasing that year. Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Bioshock infinite, Watch Dogs and many more. I am sure your title will fall in the cracks to me.

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

To all those people getting angry about the delay, have to remember that Sega is in trouble and Platnium Games' previous titles have bombed outside of Japan.The people to blame are the gamers who don't buy the quality titles that Platnium produces and instead buy millions of copies of trash like Duke Nukem Forever and Operation Raccoon City.

thebloodytenth
thebloodytenth

It doesn't look so good to begin with, just you're typical over the top japanese action thingy, all the charakters seem kinda played out, so I'm not cryin over that one.

 

SicSlaver
SicSlaver

Maybe they're trying to put Raiden and Victor into the game? :/

GunEye
GunEye

Personally, I would prefer another Bayonetta and Vanquish! all the way!

Tagermeister
Tagermeister

I'm willing to bet this wont make it stateside. Importing here we go!!!

krunkfu2
krunkfu2

Wow,

 

SEGA are you kidding? The game is finished and there are no big games coming out in the summer, but you decide to release the game when big name games that got delayed are releasing?

 

This seems like a really stupid move on SEGA's part, but hell at least importing is a viable option.

BloomerNYC
BloomerNYC

I have been following this game for a while and still keep asking myself "what the f*ck is this game?" Pretty sad.

aqkamboh
aqkamboh

Very nice information and thanks a lot for it.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

 @robertwarnes91 I am not angry, but it bombed because they release those tittles at a bad time. People don't want them doing it again. If anything people are trying to help. 

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

 @krunkfu2 Yeah and Next year a lot of big releases are coming like the LAST OF US. Not a good idea Sega.

OGKNav
OGKNav

 @Majkic666 That's PG, and fans requested it. Just like you see everyone requesting Sam from Vanquish. They might make him DLC.

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

 @ExplicitMikeBayonette came out in January 2010 and there were no big name titles released in that month. Yet it still bombed.

 

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

 @robertwarnes91 No biggie. Platinum games are really good. i don't want them to fail. One of my favorites games on Wii was Madworld. Which indeed did bombed. It is really a shame. Games fail in sales for good development teams.

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

 @ExplicitMikeI jusrt checked the sales. Sorry it didn't bomb, my mistake. I just assume it didn't sell well because it was in bargain bins everywhere within a month or two. Maybe it sold really bad in Australia, but did better else where.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

 @robertwarnes91 Bayonetta bombed? I thought it was their more successful tittle since Clover studios  became Platinum. That's news to me.