Anarchy Reigns' Bayonetta is GameStop pre-order exclusive

It's a bad-hair day for anyone who pre-ordered Anarchy Reigns from retailers other than GameStop. Sega today announced that Bayonetta, the gun-toting hair-wearing witch from her own Platinum Games production, and two multiplayer game modes will be available exclusively to GameStop pre-orderers.

While we already knew Bayonetta would only grace pre-order customers with her presence (at least until she's inevitably sold as DLC), her retailer exclusivity is new to us. As are the new multiplayer modes: Mad Survival, which is the normal wave-based mode but with main characters assailing your party, and Dogfight, which sees players clinging to the undersides of helicopters as they attempt to blast each other out of the air.

The MadWorld pseudo-sequel online brawler for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will release in the U.S. on January 8 and January 11 in Europe, after an extended series of delays.

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  • jackthemenace - December 8, 2012 5:49 a.m.

    So, what's the UK equivalent of GameStop? Or do we not get it at ALL?
  • nintendo365 - December 10, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    I thought GameStop WAS in the UK already? But if there isnt one, the company that owns GameStop also owns EB Games, so that would probably be the equivalent.
  • jackthemenace - December 10, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    Ah, fair enough- EB GAmes kinda merged into GAME a while ago. But after I looked it up, it seems that pretty much everywhere in the UK's giving away the pre-order stuff. I think it'll be like the Borderlands 2 premier club or the Catwoman DLC for Arkham City, and come with every new copy even after it releases.
  • mattdark - November 21, 2012 2:24 a.m.

    I thought they said that she would be included by default to make up for the large delay in getting the game released outside of japan. Or was that just the price drop?
  • archnite - November 20, 2012 7:32 p.m.

    Damn I was really hoping to stop going to GameStop and also never buy another Nintendo console but here comes Platinum games giving cool stuff to obnoxious companies.
  • nintendo365 - December 10, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    Please Shut Up...
  • avantguardian - November 20, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    oh man, dick move platinum, dick move.
  • ParagonT - November 20, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    Thats... odd.
  • mayday991 - November 20, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    Deleting my amazon preorder right now.

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