Bayonetta joins Anarchy Reigns as pre-order bonus

Bayonetta will be an unlockable character in the studio's forthcoming fighting game, Anarchy Reigns. The catch? Platinum Games is using its shapeshifting witch as an Anarchy Reigns pre-order bonus in Japan. That being said, Sileconera pointed out Bayonetta's cameo was first rumored on the western (Spanish-language) website Zonared, indicating the offer may be extended outside of Japan's borders. It's a stretch, but here's hoping.

The cross-over makes sense considering Anarchy Reigns is a Platinum Games project. Even if Bayonetta isn't added to the western version beforehand, odds are Sega will sell her as DLC at a later date.

Anarchy Reigns is described as an online beat 'em up which engages players in a little bit of the ole ultra-violence using characters from Platinum Games' MadWorld, as well as a number of new additions. See more of the multiplayer fighter in our preview, E3 2011: Anarchy Reigns: hands-on with bizarre brawler – and look for it to stain PS3 and Xbox 360 on July 3 in North America, and July 6 in the UK.


  • jackthemenace - March 23, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    Hot diggety. I mean, I know it was pretty obvious, but it's nice to see it finally confirmed. I'd probably have bought it even without Bayonetta, but this just gives me a reason to pre-prder when it comes to the UK, if she isn't included anyway
  • Konachan - March 21, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    Oh, how lovely: Day one DLC. Seems like I'll be adding another game to my boycott list.
  • Sentient - March 21, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    You must boycott a lot of games. I can't even think of a title release in the last 5 years that hasn't had downloadable content as a pre-order incentive; it's pretty much an industry standard.
  • ParagonT - March 21, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    Not going to boycott it, just... not buy it lol.
  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - March 21, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    This will be the first Platinum game I don't buy due to it being an online affair. I'm just not a fan of playing online games.
  • Darkhawk - March 21, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    I wonder if we'll ever see another "art house" project like Okami. As much as I loved Bayonetta (and liked Vanquish), it's about time they put down those guns and picked up the paint brushes again.
  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - March 21, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    As much as I'd love to see another Okami, I doubt they'll make something like that for the simple fact that it just does not sell. It's unfortunate but true.

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