A new release! An actual new release has entered the charts. It's the Platinum-made beat-'em-up Anarchy Reigns, and it arrived in 16th place.
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UPDATE: Sega has told Eurogamer it'll take up to 24 hours for shops to list Anarchy Reigns for sale at the mentioned £20.
After a peculiar last-minute delay Sega has announced a western release for Platinum Games' multiplayer third-person brawler Anarchy Reigns. It's slated for release 11th January in Europe and 8th January in the US for the reduced price of £19.99/€29.99/$29.99.
The game supports up to 16 player multiplayer modes and features characters from Platinum's previous black & white Wii brawler Madworld.
Additionally, Sega has launched an official English site for the game.
This is an import review of the Japanese edition of Anarchy Reigns (known as Max Anarchy), first published in July last year. We present it again - with a few minor edits to bring the review up to date - to mark the game's release in North America today and in Europe on Friday 11th January.
Anarchy Reigns is one of the defining meetings of boot and arse in videogames. In fact, to say this is a game about kicking arse undersells it. This is the Colosseum of arse-kicking, an arena where huge numbers of arses are kicked with a gigantic boot, and then there's some more arse-kicking to follow. If Anarchy Reigns is only good at one thing, then by God it is brilliant at it.
A third-person brawler from Platinum Games, many of Anarchy Reigns' developers have previously worked on classic fighting games. They all have their moments here, from Cybrid Joe's slow-motion flame kicks to Bayonetta's winning cameo. But there's one presiding spirit. Anarchy Reigns isn't a game that hits you immediately; it takes a few hours to settle, but once it does you realise this is as close to God Hand 2 as we're ever going to get.
In a surprise to absolutely no one Pokemon Black & White 2 remained in first place for its third week in a row selling 181,756 copies. This brings its three week total to an astounding 2,217,227.
Japanese developer Platinum Games has called on fans to support the missing in action Anarchy Reigns after publisher Sega delayed the game on these shores.
Platinum Games' OTT brawler Anarchy Reigns launches in Europe and the US some time in the first quarter of 2013, publisher Sega has announced.
Sega has thanked Anarchy Reigns fans for their interest in the game as concern grows over its western release.
According to Sega, Anarchy Reigns will launch on 6th July in Europe and 3rd July in the US. But Japanese developer Platinum isn't so sure.
UPDATE: First images of Bayonetta in Anarchy Reigns have been released. Feast your eyes below:
Platinum's Anarchy Reigns has been delayed to July 2012, publisher Sega has announced.
A raft of Sega games will be playable at Eurogamer Expo 2011.
Japan-based developer PlatinumGames has pushed back brawler Anarchy Reigns to 2012.
PlatinumGames makes great games, but they don't sell as many copies as they should - Vanquish hasn't broken one million sales.
Bayonetta, MadWorld and Vanquish developer PlatinumGames has outlined its new vision and lamented the decline of originality in video games.
Shows his "super sexy fists of fire".
Sat in the railway-arched underbelly of a London club, we're watching a post-game demonstration of kick-boxing proficiency. One of the athletes has just mistimed his vertical leap out of the ring and hit the side-decking - specifically, he's landed directly on a point somewhere between his eye-socket and his cheekbone. Not everyone in the audience caught this moment, but those who did have assumed a collective wince.
It's a mad world.
A sight for sawn eyes.
Bayonetta and Vanquish developer Platinum Games is creating a new PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game for SEGA due out this year.
Max Anarchy is an online action game with support for a large number of players, Andriasang reports.
It is Platinum's first online combat game, described by producer Atsushi Inaba as "Massively Multiplayer Melee Fighting Action." An autumn 2011 worldwide release is planned.