Anarchy Reigns pushed to July

Sega delays Platinum Games' brawler into back half of 2012, implies extra development time will be used to increase number of characters possible in battle.

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In what should come as no surprise given the game's title, Anarchy Reigns is having a hard time conforming to a schedule. Sega today announced another delay for Anarchy Reigns, saying the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 action game is now set for a July release.

For all those times when one chainsaw is simply inadequate.

Originally announced as a fall 2011 title and then pushed to January 2012, Anarchy Reigns is now set to arrive July 3 in North America, July 5 in Australia, and July 6 in Europe. In a statement accompanying news of the delay, Sega West senior vice president of marketing Gary Knight suggested the postponement is due to new features being added.

"Anarchy Reigns brings a new take to the brawler genre, and we've decided to take a little more time to deliver the full knockout punch," Knight teased. "I can't reveal much now, but it's something to do with scale. Let's just say traditional one-on-one or two-versus-two fighters will be a thing of the past."

Developed by Platinum Games, Anarchy Reigns is a third-person brawler set in a postapocalyptic war zone filled with tsunamis, black holes, and all sorts of 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 the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Anarchy Reigns.

Discussion

39 comments
bababoss
bababoss

this look like it will take first place need acopy konata b lewis trinidada bababossg@yahoo.com

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

extra development time will be used to increase number of characters possible in battle. works for me if this hit in feb or march id be dead too much comeing out as is lol

Freethinker101
Freethinker101

Well I do like Platinum games but for me to buy this it would need the following. A robust single player story mode. Local as well as online co-op. Bayonetta as an unlock-able character at the very least. And a promise to make Bayonetta 2

goodemon
goodemon

wonder if Metal Gear Rising revengeance is the reason this game was put on the backburner???

pakhair
pakhair

Sure it has nothing to do with MGR: Revengence :P

vegasartst79
vegasartst79

The only reason it is delayed is because, Platinum games has taken over development on Metal Gear Revengence. So they have many games there working on at one time.

ZenesisX
ZenesisX

Well I kind of suspected it might get delayed again. That is fine though, Im glad they will be improving the game further. This also gives me time to do something about my gaming backlog that has been building up for awhile no:(

Wandrian
Wandrian

I'm glad it's being delayed. This way we'll all have time for it and the numerous appeling titles coming out at the beginning of the year. Hells yeah.

Scrotous
Scrotous

I guess doing that is better than releasing an Ultimate Anarchy Reigns later.

imp3ferction
imp3ferction

My only flaw with this game will be restricted to playing their characters and not being able to customize our own. It looks fairly enjoyable but I hope it won't be repetitive.

Harrymanhunter1
Harrymanhunter1

They made Bayonetta which was phenominal.Can't wait for this game.

FatmanAB
FatmanAB

a spirital successor to Power Stone ... mmmmmmmm

slayn03
slayn03

and 2cnd mention..... wheres gore n blood in that game ???!?!?!? LOL

slayn03
slayn03

I would much prefere sequel for MadWorld then that BS... C'mon Sega! What happened to Cellshading Black&White graphics, that was one of the most original games/ designs Ive played, hell, even my 14 years sister finished it with a bannana on her face (which my parent ware not happy about when they saw whats going on on the screen ;) LOL)

whoozwah
whoozwah

This game needs local multiplayer for it to have any kind of shelf life as this is too niche of a game for the servers to really be populated for any reasonable amount of time. At least that's what my crystal ball is telling me :P

X-RS
X-RS

I'm getting more interested...

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

Morphine_OD: They didn't say anything about adding new characters; they said they were adding *players.* As in, making it into a more than 2-on-2 fighter. That's a whole different story. Also, if you don't think developers occasionally add major elements late in the dev cycle, you should go look up when, for example, Rare added multi-player to the original Goldeneye.

mdchapel9
mdchapel9

Zero's fighting style and the way he looks reminds me so much of Xion from bloody roar... (gamecube version)

ele975
ele975

Wilhelm Scream :D

GUIDOTR0N
GUIDOTR0N

If we can have Madworld characters can we pleeeeaaaase have Sam from Vanquish? I feel like the speed and the suit would actually lend itself well to this game. Either way, Platinum is amazing, I already know Rising and this will be amazing.

Twiztid-Maddox
Twiztid-Maddox

This time I can actually rest assured about this game coming out... All the other times they just said a month, but now we finally know July 3rd action games will finally go back to the golden days where you could beat stuff up with your friends... I'm so excited!

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

rageman45
rageman45

i getting this game when its released, looks pretty cool.

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

@CamoBullo I'm just hoping Sam Gideon makes an appearence - I don't normally buy character/map DLC, but if that is how he shows up in this game... I may have to suck it up and fork over the dough.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Man, that's disappointing. I can wait, though - it'd be rather enjoyable if they decided to put Raiden in the game, seeing as Platinum Games is developing Metal Gear Rising. Hell, I still need to buy Bayonetta and Vanquish.

Micro_mas
Micro_mas

O man, I was waiting for this next month IoI well, they need more time!!

jmizzal
jmizzal

WiiU version plz thanks

megakick
megakick

WTF? really? WTF! Bayonetta unlockable character!

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Yeah and it's not like there were some problems aRISING during the development cycle of the game, no. It's just a few extra characters suuuuure. Tell me more about EXTRA characters that are being added half-a-year before the game goes gold, 3 months before Certification process begins and barely a month away from internal QA stage.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Bayonetta making a cameo appearance would be awesome, hint hint. ;)

Demonjoe93
Demonjoe93

However long it takes for you guys to make this game as awesome as it can be.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Platinum, I'm still waiting for you guys to make PC versions of your games. Your games are great even on consoles, imagine what they would be like on the PC!

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

As long as the delay is worth it, I'll be happy.

x400Degreez
x400Degreez

The multiplayer in this game is gonna be awsum can't wait for this.

calvinsora
calvinsora

I'll wait as long as it takes for a Platinum game. Delays are usually not negative things at all.