Platinum Games' next title is Max Anarchy

Independent Japanese developer behind Bayonetta, MadWorld, and Vanquish working on Sega-published online fighter for PS3, Xbox 360 says <i>Famitsu</i>; targeted for worldwide debut during fall 2011.

The latest issue of Japan's gaming magazine Famitsu states that Platinum Games--famous for titles like Bayonetta, MadWorld, Infinite Space, and the recent Vanquish--has a fifth title in development.

According to Famitsu (as translated by Andria Sang), the independent Japanese developer is currently crafting an online combat game dubbed Max Anarchy. The title will be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 worldwide during fall 2011 and will be published by Sega under a recently announced deal extension.

MadWorld's Jack is just one of the fighters in Max Anarchy.

Details are scant surrounding Max Anarchy, but according to the report, the title will sport an offline campaign with a "solid" story and will also become Platinum's first online-enabled fighting title. Max Anarchy will be a fighting game that supports a "large number" of players at once, though nothing more specific than that was offered.

Additionally, the report confirms that vicious protagonist Jack from the violent Wii-exclusive MadWorld will be a playable character in Max Anarchy. Other fighters were not announced. More details on Max Anarchy are expected when either Sega or Platinum Games formally announces the title.

For more on Platinum Games' latest effort, check out GameSpot's review of Vanquish.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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yoyou225
yoyou225

It would make sense if it was also for see, since MadWorld is a Wii title, oh well, good thing I have a Ps3 as well as a Wii! This game sounds awesome.

SociopathicBox
SociopathicBox

Plantinum Games have consistently released enjoyable and original titles so there is absolotely no reason to doubt them on this :)

destinyDemon
destinyDemon

its another excuse for epic boss fights!

Cookie_Krunch
Cookie_Krunch

I loved Vanquish, Bayonetta, and MadWorld. This will probably have Same Gideon (Vanquish), my favorite character.

DrasRexen
DrasRexen

I've greatly enjoyed their previous titles and I'm looking forward to this one.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

This just serves to remind me to pick up a copy of Vanquish. Such an amazing amount of truly great gaming out right now!

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

A fighter by Platinum games, the best developer of yesteryear? Nothing can go wrong, absolutely nothing.

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

I love Platinum to bits and I can't wait to hear more about it. Seems like after releasing some totally awesome single-player games they're ready to unleash their wrath online. :D

X-RS
X-RS

god i love this company!

diabloakaSAHA
diabloakaSAHA

Cant wait. Bayonetta and Vanquish were the best games of 2010.

wondernova
wondernova

@madsnakehhh You are not alone. I also would love Bayonetta 2. Vanquish was awesome too. So much so, that when I hear Platinum games now, I pay attention!

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

Little disappointed that is not Bayonetta 2, however this guys make sick games so i'm going to keep an eye on this one, hopefully, this E3 they reveal Bayonetta 2.

megakick
megakick

just hope this not a virtual fighter game. i would it to be like "iron pheonix".

soulless4now
soulless4now

Looks interesting, so I'll keep an eye on it for now.

da_chub
da_chub

madworld would have been awesome if they just did it in color. i loved sin city...but madworld was so close to being awesome. and bayonnta is freak awesome too!

jubdeidamasta
jubdeidamasta

The title is pretty fantastic.There was Fighter's Megamix way back in the sega saturn days which was a great game.

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

Mmm...! Is this going to be like Nintendo's Brawl, but with SEGA characters? I hope Bayonetta, Virtua Fighter characters and Ulala also made it in, lol.

Kungfu_Kenobi
Kungfu_Kenobi

@Stressthesky ""The reason these guys never make it big is because their ADD attitude never manage to make a sequel. Give us Bayonetta 2 or Vanquish 2."" I came here to say this. Sequels almost always sell better than new properties, and Platinum Games would be wise to leverage this. They're fools if they think they can keep making new IP and hoping something sticks. However, they can, in a way, decide what will stick by making a sequel.

DrKill09
DrKill09

A fighter with the guy from Madworld? Sweet! After that, I want Madworld HD on the ps3 with Move support. :D

IdolConverge
IdolConverge

@ lorddaggeroff Ignorant. Platinum games seems to have a good amount of variety don't they? They have a TPS, Action/Adventure, ridiculously bloody affair, AND an RPG. They sure do like exploring.

DrEvilKoala
DrEvilKoala

Platinum games have been cranking out quality games, but I'm not sure I'm interested in this game. We'll see. I am happy that they still aren't producing sequels to their successful games though.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Always looking forward to anything Platinum does.

scotwolf
scotwolf

i have enjoyed playing vanquish, bayonetta and madworld.... platinum deserve support andtheir new game sounds interesting.

jmizzal
jmizzal

So they have Jack from MadWorld and the game doesnt come to Wii? Lame

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

I'm glad they don't seem interested in just churning out sequels to proven franchises, but actually want to make new and different things. A fighting game sounds just right for Platinum, hope it turns out well. @TJORLY Hopefully Fury Road will be popular enough to make that a viable option.

Everiez
Everiez

Misleading subtitle. There will be off-line mode here, not 100% on-line. I hope this on-line trend thingy won't ruin the game.

Stressthesky
Stressthesky

The reason these guys never make it big is because their ADD attitude never manage to make a sequel. Give us Bayonetta 2 or Vanquish 2.

Master_ShakeXXX
Master_ShakeXXX

Come on Platinum, give us what we REALLY want - Vanquish 2!!!

Scr00I
Scr00I

I always welcome a good fighting game.

Seiki_sands
Seiki_sands

I would have loved a Bayonetta sequel, it was the finest action game this generation in my opinion, and in the running for my favorite game this generation period. However, I can't help be excited by both the idea of a new IP and another attempt at multi-player fighting with large numbers. I remember the very flawed attempt last generation on the X-Box called Iron Phoenix, there was definitely potential in the concept.

TJORLY
TJORLY

Clicked the link thinking it'd be a Mad Max game. I am disappoint.

lusitanogamer
lusitanogamer

I wanted Bayonetta 2 next from Platinum. Guess i'll have to wait a little while longer.

EzekyleAbadon
EzekyleAbadon

I want Vanquish 2 so bad. I hope it does not get scrapped because of the sales

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Bayonetta is boring... still haven't tried Vanquish though, :? It looks ok, but from what I've heard the gameplay is pretty short

drswank
drswank

Hopefully this will be their big breakthrough. A talented bunch of lads these guys are.

t0taldj
t0taldj

No Shinobi makes me sad :(

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

How can they make an online game that supports a large number of players, when a large of number of players dont support them? This is news.

Kid2812
Kid2812

A fighter game, huh? Hope its good

firedrakes
firedrakes

they make very good games. yet not many people know of them

Barighm
Barighm

I look forward to anything from Platinum.

hyttenhoof
hyttenhoof

@LordKaizer Intelligent property.. basically, a new series or title that has no prequels or games directly related to it. where does it claim it's gonna be an MMO fighting game? how's that even possible?

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Fighting game renaissance alright. Here's hoping they do a great job, I'm rooting for them and I'm quite excited to see how this turns out.

LordKaizer
LordKaizer

ok when i heard they gonna make a new ip (i don't know whats that mean) i never expect to be an mmo fighting game