Anarchy Reigns unveiled with teaser and screens

Recently we announced that Platinum Games' new title would be called Max Anarchy. Turns out that's the Japanese title - in the West it'll be called Anarchy Reigns. Call it whatever you want - we're excited. We're sort of fans of Platinum, if you hadn't noticed.

Not everyone was as taken by the manic, self-parodying maelstrom that was Vanquish, but most agree that Bayonetta was a grand success. And it doesn't hurt that Platinum was founded by former members of Clover Studio, which created GamesRadar's adopted child, Okami.

Above: The debut teaser for Anarchy Reigns - note the inclusion of Jack from MadWorld. He's a playable character!

We know more than a few are upset that Platinum hasn't announced Bayonetta 2, but while that may still happen, sequels just don't seem to be Platinum's thing. The studio's got more ideas than a college freshman who just discovered Ayn Rand (only these are good ideas).

While the overblown brawler characters in the teaser were expected enough to not elicit much of a reaction from us, Anarchy Reigns' pitch is still enticing. All we really know about the title is that it's a multiplayer-focused brawler (why hasn't this been done more?), but that knowledge, combined with what we know Platinum can do, is enough to get some anticipation bubbling up in our groins. Which, as everyone knows, is where anticipation comes from.

Above: See a couple more announcement screens in our screenshot viewer

Anarchy Reigns has been announced for PS3 and 360, and is scheduled for an 'Autumn 2011' release.

Jan 28, 2011


  • CoktorBloktopus - February 4, 2011 6:12 a.m.

    there is a gloriuos posterior (since this is a classy string of comments it seems) on the video high fives anybody?
  • shyfonzie - February 1, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    That trailer shows nothing, but that screen shows a posterior.
  • n00b - January 28, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    some time in the future *turns on xbox ANARCHY REIGNS!!!11! cant wait.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - January 28, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    @unstuckntime It is not the sequel to MadWorld. Sorry we didn't mention it in this article - that'll be fixed - but Jack appears as a playable character in the game, and that was mentioned in the previous article.
  • unstuckntime - January 28, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    The guy is jack cayman, from MADWORLD... am I the only one who sees this? someone please tell me i'm not crazy. Madworld, for the wii, looks like sin city, gory gory fun?
  • IcelandMaelstrom - January 28, 2011 8:50 p.m.

  • Couchman - January 28, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    >where anticipation comes from ...of course. That said, the trailer looks exciting, what with chainsaw arms and all. Perhaps inspired by Evil Dead? Anyway, always good to see another game from Platinum.
  • SonyBacker - January 28, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    yano whats weird i foreseen something like this, a game with the main character with a chainsaw grafted onto an arm, i thought it would be in bayonetta 2 though any way for those that played bayonetta, when you went to the gates of hell shop, rodin randomly says something along the lines of "i'm not grafting a chainsaw on your arm for the last time", i think i would put it down to coincedance.
  • unstuckntime - January 28, 2011 8:34 p.m.

  • unstuckntime - January 28, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    this the sequel to mad world right? cuse that was Jack Cayman, and gamesradar said nothing abou that.... did you guys just ignore it??? I personally am a huge fan of the game MadWorld. If this is a sequel i hope to see the pimp ( i forgot his name )
  • Clovin64 - January 28, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    I'm not a big fan of online multiplayer, but if anyone can do something interesting and original with it, its Platinum games. As for the screenshots, if it was any other developer I would have expected this to be another Dynasty Warriors clone, but you just know Platinum is gonna do something awesome with it.

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