Anarchy Reigns' Bayonetta is GameStop pre-order exclusive

It's a bad-hair day for anyone who pre-ordered Anarchy Reigns from retailers other than GameStop. Sega today announced that Bayonetta, the gun-toting hair-wearing witch from her own Platinum Games production, and two multiplayer game modes will be available exclusively to GameStop pre-orderers.

While we already knew Bayonetta would only grace pre-order customers with her presence (at least until she's inevitably sold as DLC), her retailer exclusivity is new to us. As are the new multiplayer modes: Mad Survival, which is the normal wave-based mode but with main characters assailing your party, and Dogfight, which sees players clinging to the undersides of helicopters as they attempt to blast each other out of the air.

The MadWorld pseudo-sequel online brawler for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will release in the U.S. on January 8 and January 11 in Europe, after an extended series of delays.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.