Yesterday, Sega delayed the Western release date for Anarchy Reigns for a fourth time. Its developer, Platinum Games, had no idea this would be the case until Sega broke the news over Twitter, claims executive producer Atsushi Inaba in a series of tweets last night.
"Today's Q1 2013 release news was the first we'd heard of it," he said. "Even if we wanted to, we can't comment as we're (still) in the dark officially. I want to sincerely apologize to all the fans worldwide for all the confusion this situation has caused. Even though we are the game's developers, we can only do so much about this."
Inaba explained that development on all international versions of Anarchy Reigns is complete, and the game's delay in the West has nothing to do with additional time needed to prepare the title to hit store shelves.
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.