New Anarchy Reigns trailers introduce us to cyborg cat-man and killer robot

Sega has released a couple new character-based shorts from Platinum Games' upcoming Anarchy Reigns, a sequel of sorts to MadWorld. Platinum's message in these two clips (which could almost pass for social commentary, if you squint just right) seems fairly clear: “the collapse of society at the hands of lawless mobs isn't such a huge problem – provided you're a cybernetic man-tiger with guns for limbs, and/or a robot made entirely out of outsized drill bits.” For that’s exactly what the clips' heroes, Durga and Garuda, are.

If you've nothing on this afternoon, would you mind compiling a rough bodycount for the two trailers? Because this must be a contender for the single most lethal hundred seconds you'll see this year. That shouldn't be any great surprise for anyone familiar with the studio previously responsible for Bayonetta, MadWorld and Vanquish – or, for that matter, anyone aware that this is a game called Anarchy Reigns. The title, Platinum's fifth for Sega, is set for a January 2012 release – expect further glimpses, doubtless laden with further shout-outs to the Platinum/Clover back catalog, between now and then. And if you’d like to try and make sense of it, watch the nonsensical story trailer.

Aug 10, 2011


  • Celticlupin13 - August 11, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    Hide Yo Kids! Hide Yo Wife! They!...wait, wtf?
  • jackthemenace - August 11, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    Loved the bed intruder reference, but my favourite part was where Garuda transformed into a tiny plane, and just, sorta, cruised round the stadium? New favourite character! (Until they announce Bayonetta/Rodin)
  • GOD - August 11, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    They're drilling everyone out here! :D
  • el_kazzanova - August 11, 2011 7:33 a.m.

    just for that "bed intruder" reference im going to use garuda when this comes out, freaking official favorite character and thats a done deal.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 11, 2011 2:43 a.m.

    Is that robot suppose to look like one of those Macross planes? @Zepaw You comment reminded me of Holly Summers from NMH, but that's Suda51's thing...
  • MouseKlok - August 11, 2011 1:07 a.m.

    I can't believe they made a Bed Intruder reference! I'm really looking forward to this! Platinum can do no wrong!
  • Zepaw - August 11, 2011 12:54 a.m.

    Guns for limbs wins all situations.

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