Bayonetta dev's next game is Max Anarchy

Platinum Games has announced its new game, Max Anarchy, in this week's Famitsu, and producer Atsushi Inaba sat down to dish out first details on the upcoming 360/PS3 action title.

Described as an “online combat game,” Inaba says that the game will let large numbers of players fight in close combat melees. From the description it sounds like an online character action game. Bayonetta meets FPS deathmatch modes?

Possible events in the game range from co-op to free-for-all fighting. The game will also include a single-player story mode. Inaba didn't elaborate on the story too much, but he did say that Jack from the company's Wii title MadWorld will be playable, though the fiction of the two games isn't related at all.

Once someone describes an online melee action game it's hard not to wonder why no one has made one like this before. It seems rather obvious. Inaba told Famitsu that tech and synchronization problems have held the genre back for years.

No details on release date were given. Since the interview was just a small piece of a larger feature on Platinum, we're willing to bet that we won't see this game until sometime next year, at the earliest.

As Jack will be playable in the game, now seems like as good a time as any to remind you all about MadWorld... both of them:

[Source: AndriaSang]

Jan 26, 2011

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  • Teh_Ty - January 26, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    I wish their next game was Bayonetta 2. :c But I might look into this game, since it was by the same devs.
  • KiwiCommander - January 26, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    So is he Max Payne's long lost brother?
  • Blasto - January 26, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    Already sold.
  • n00b - January 26, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    so it sounds like Devil's Third 20 brownie points for anyone who knows what that is
  • Drewmeister - January 26, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Hmmmmm wonder if the story will be equally as random as bayonetta??
  • Lionzest7 - January 26, 2011 9:27 p.m.

    n00b yes I'm looking forward to valhalla (itagaki's) next title. He said its going to be a pure TPS but I guess its going to be even more action packed than gears. Can't wait
  • Bitmun - January 26, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    Drewmeister, what are you talking about? It's the easiest story ever! Okay, so Bayonetta's a witch during the angel's hunt, and the witches win, but they don't, because... uh... Fair point.
  • CancerMan - January 26, 2011 11 p.m.

    One these days I'm going to pick up the entire Platinum games catalog. Everything except Vanquish is going for >$16.
  • ice_sneasel - January 26, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    Awesome i'm sad the new game isn't bayonetta 2 but this sounds like it will be great. also the mad world video was great.
  • MrSuitMan - January 26, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    Guns Online anyone?
  • Clovin64 - January 26, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    My interest took a sudden plummet when I read the word "online". I'm not a big fan of online-multiplayer focused games. *sigh*
  • BlackElement17 - January 27, 2011 7:21 a.m.

    For some reason all I can think of is the anarchy song from Panty and Stocking.
  • pr0tostar - January 27, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    What i picture in my mind is something akin to Gunz, if anyone ever played that. If this game has that same emphasis on acrobatics and melee, I can see myself getting easily addicted.

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