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 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.