Platinum Games’ Anarchy Reigns release delayed until early July

Platinum Games got some new admirers (and a few enemies) when it was revealed this weekend the team was developing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but we’ve been fans for years. Since the dev formed from the ashes of Capcom closing its Clover studio, we’ve truly enjoyed crazy titles like Bayonetta, Vanquish, and MadWorld. It seemed like we’d be getting Platinum’s first sequel next month, but the word has come down that the wild Anarchy Reigns has suffered a sizeable delay.

A pseudo-sequel to underplayed Wii gorefest MadWorld, Anarchy Reigns will bring protagonist Jack (along with other MadWorld chums) into the full color HD world of 360/PS3 as an online co-op brawler. It looked appropriately fun and bizarre, but with just weeks to go before the planned launch, publisher Sega decided it needed a little more time in the oven. Sega’s reasons for pushing it from January were vague, though representatives mentioned that the team needed a little more time to deal with the scale of the project, though we’re scared to see just how much crazier they can make it.

Anarchy Reigns now hits US stores July 3, 2012 and Europe July 5.


  • d21lewis - January 2, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    Well that sucks. I don't know what the hell this game is about but I planned on buying it tomorrow. No wonder I can't find any reviews!! Guess I'll have to blow my gift cards on something else.
  • inkyspot - December 16, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    More time can only help the game, hopefully. Fingures crossed.
  • taterboob - December 15, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    Before this article spelled it out, I honestly didn't even know what this game was supposed to be. For a while there, I was expecting it to be Platinum's own version of Super Smash Bros., throwing all there characters together into a brawler. I guess it's really a sequel to Madworld. I didn't really care much for the original on Wii, but I hope this one turns out ok.
  • jackthemenace - December 16, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    To be honest, I STILL don't know how this game's going to play, but I'm sure as hell buying it anyway.
  • birdro - December 15, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    awww... made me sad. Any news on a collectors edition, or anything that includes a soundtrack? friggin' love all the music in the trailers and Madworld, and all platinum games i suppose.

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