Anarchy Reigns January 8

Platinum Games' third-person brawler coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $30 January 8 in North America, January 11 in Europe.

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Anarchy Reigns has finally been dated for a Western release. Publisher Sega announced today that the brawler is due in North America on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $30 on January 8, 2013. A release will follow in Europe for €29.99 on January 11.

Anarchy Reigns will ring in the new year.

Anarchy Reigns was developed by Platinum Games and released in Japan as Max Anarchy in July, 2012. GameSpot's review praised its gore-filled combat, but lamented its often-repetitive single-player missions and somewhat confusing story.

The game's Western release has been a long time coming. 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. Its most recent delay came in June, when the game was pushed--unbeknownst to its developer--to 2013.

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

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jark888
jark888

The gameplay looks really interesting ;D

chrisb0841
chrisb0841

Video games are becoming so corny nowadays. Stiff gameplay, no respect for fan loyalty when it comes to the development direction for so many series ("KOEI" most disgracefully and WITHOUT SHAME; CAPCOM somewhat as well). Game companies feel TOO entitled; That we should buy whatever they churn out, at whatever price they want. Support this game and any other reasonably priced SEGA game you might like. Maybe Sega will make a console again, with reasonably priced good games.  They'd actually APPRECIATE a 2nd chance to have a console. It's hope beyond hope, but hey, i'm allowed to have that i guess.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

My birthday is on the 9th.. guess what i am getting :D

super_voltron
super_voltron

I can't wait to try this HOORAY 3RD PERSON HAND TO HAND COMBAT may you live in our consoles for ever.

DarthLod
DarthLod

More stupid QTE's and utterly pointless Multiplayer deathmatch garbage. I'll pass.

suplax
suplax

I've been playing this game for about 4 months now lol

 

psycho4r6
psycho4r6

So as I have been forced to buy a wii u for bayonetta and I currently just have a gaming pc are their any chances of me gettign to experience this game. Plat games has become one of my top favorite developers and I really don't want to miss this one.

Vatusus
Vatusus

I would love to see a new branch of games at $30. This way we could see more SP only games being released because more people are willing to give $30 for a SP only game.

duckafro
duckafro

Holy crap i thought this game came out already ha....

soulless4now
soulless4now

I wasn't expecting it to be that price. That's great.

lil_jon86
lil_jon86

I wont buy it until they release bayonetta 2 for the ps3 or xbox 360. first capcom screws dmc now bayonetta is exclusive. Whats next nomura cancels vsXIII or it becomes the new duke nukem forever

Guzthon
Guzthon

God bless Platinum Games!

Start the new year with madness and with a great price.

-KyoKi-
-KyoKi-

nice price, will definitely get it.

Stringerboy
Stringerboy

I was wondering how gamespot managed to review this.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

$30!? WOW, I don't even own a 360 or ps3 at the moment, but I am totally gonna buy this.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

So it's made by Platinum, only costs $30, and stars that badass dude from MadWorld? Now I have no excuse to not get it.

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to change my pants.

Chikalin
Chikalin

Half a year to release a game that's already completely in English. I'd be interested to know Sega's thought process regarding this entire matter.

Getesh
Getesh

The price point on it is low because it didn't sell in japan. I imported a copy and i love it. The online is great if you can get a match in. With the western release it will be much easier to get into matches though.

SuplexKirby
SuplexKirby

This game is like a next gen power stone from what I've played.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I really, really, really want this game.

 

It reminds me of the fun I had with Phantom Dust online last gen, I hope it lives up! :P

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Hell yeah, very sweeeet deal here 8)

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

i all ready played it was fun for a bit but the online can get old fast

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

not interested unless Sam Gideon is in it....

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Crap... $30?! They really want this to sell. Sort of wished I hadn't imported it back in July now. Oh well, it's still awesome!

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

It's a great game, addicting and a must-have for Beat em up fans.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

This game was reviewed months before its Western release? I have not see this for a long time.

inkyspot
inkyspot

The price is right. So I am definately there.

alex33x
alex33x

Hopefully it won't just be a downloadable game, I like to own physical copies.

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

 @lil_jon86 It was Sega's decision. They decided against Bayo on other consoles and because of that happened what happened. But I gonna support Platinum, so they have more money for publishing. Believe me, it's in their best interests to have enough money for multiplatforing 

koospetoors
koospetoors

 @lil_jon86 I'm just as sour as you are about Bayonetta being Wii U exclusive but you should understand that it isn't completely Platinum's fault, Nintendo was the only publisher to step up and fund it (so I hear) so if anything, be frustrated at all the other stupid publishers for not taking up Platinum's offer.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

 @lil_jon86 Bad way to protest dude. You SHOULD buy this, the original Bayonetta, Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising for your PS3/360 so that they see how much better their sales figures are on those platforms than they are on the WiiU. Not supporting the games they DO release for your console of choice isn't an effective way of telling them they should support it more.

super_voltron
super_voltron

 @Chikalin

 i was just about to say the same thing. i might just order that version online

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

 @Strider8009 the game may not be a gem among the other great games so a $30 price tag fits the game's quality.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

 @alex33x It and Colonial Marines will be the final 2 published SEGA 3rd party physical releases.

krunkfu2
krunkfu2

 @IanNottinghamX  @Dragon_Nexus It's not downloadable.

 

It's likely $30 because the game hasn't sold well in Japan, and considering this is one of SEGA's last physical releases they are probably trying to sell as many copes as possible.