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New Anarchy Reigns trailer tries to make sense of senselessly violent story

MadWorld, a game played by approximately 17 Wii owners, put creative ultra-violence at the forefront, as the story of incredibly skilled fighter Jack Cayman murderering his way through a carefree and grisly reality show took a backseat. Platinum Games and Sega are prepping Anarchy Reigns, the follow-up for PS3/360, and up until now what we’d almost exclusively seen was action from the multplayer-based, colorful brawler. Today’s trailer gives some of the background on why these people are out to kill one another, though after watching it we don’t feel incredibly enlightened. Watch for yourself.


If you were one of the very few that beat MadWorld this trailer does have a few juicy tidbits, such as hearing protagonist Jack say a variation on his famous closing line, “I don’t help people, I kill them.” In spite of saying that, it looks like he is out to help someone, mainly that innocent-looking young lady searching for her father’s killer. Meanwhile there’s Leo, who seems to be a sympathetic character despite being an unfeeling asshole and the (SPOILER) secret bad guy of MadWorld. Though maybe he’s changed his mind since he came back from the dead. Add to that an elite squad looking for the same guy as Jack and Leo (the Black Baron has to be in there somewhere too), and you have a less-than-clear narrative and a great excuse to kill people.

If this trailer was too thinky for you, just watch the below trailer you may have missed during E3, as it has all the murderous mayhem you desire. Enjoy.


Jul 25, 2011

11 comments

  • Gahmah - July 26, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    HAHAHA, Just that huge guy in his hysterical outfit in a graveyard looking solemn, fucking love how intentionally goofy platinum does things, even through in some inception foghorn. God damn video game comedy geniuses they are.
  • Crypto140 - July 26, 2011 1:37 p.m.

    Henry Gilbert, prepare to change that 17 people who played MadWorld.... to 18 you conviced me that a game that extream must be worth my money.
  • jackthemenace - July 26, 2011 12:30 p.m.

    I still really want to play Madworld, but this looks AWESOME. I'm definitely looking forward to it, even if the story DOESN'T make any sense. That's why bayonetta was so enjoyable. @Sid440- I'm still waiting and twiddling my thumbs for her to be announced. It wouldn't make or break my decision to buy it, but if she isn't included, it'd probably be a rent/second-hand deal for me
  • taokaka - July 26, 2011 10:25 a.m.

    I hope they port mad world to ps360 because I don't own a wii and love platinum's games and would really like to know what is going on.
  • blakebeauchamp - July 26, 2011 4:31 a.m.

    Madworld was AWESOME! Unsure about this however, here's to hoping it's also awesome.
  • Redeater - July 26, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    I was one of those 17 who played Madworld. It's kind of a shame that shit like Mario Kart Wii sells like hotcakes while original games like Madworld end up tanking. I don't know about this one though. I'm willing to give it a shot if the reviews are any good.
  • beitad - July 26, 2011 1:05 a.m.

    I'm fairly impressed with the voice acting on this one
  • sid440 - July 26, 2011 12:55 a.m.

    Given the gameplay if bayonetta isint some sort of secret character or costume i will be quite disappointed.
  • shadowreaper72 - July 25, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    This game looks interesting but I wish SEGA would share more details with us on how exactly will the multiplayer work.
  • ShowMeYourKitties - July 25, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    Is it just me or do the voices sound like the same voice actor for each guy in this. One's normal accent, one's a russian accent, and one's got extra mucus in the throat.
  • Innounci - July 25, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    Hobo Chode! I would love this game, but the lack of xboxness and ps3stuffs prevents me from getting this. Hopefully this will come to the Wii U or something...Oh, and I have a copy of Madworld, so that's 1/17 so far... ^____^

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