Ordinarily, when writing an article based upon a nation’s attitude towards a given subject, the author would take advantage of any surveys that have been carried out, or interview an individual from such a nation. Kotaku’s Richard Eisenbeis took a different approach.
Platinum Game’s upcoming multiplayer, third-person brawler title, Anarchy Reigns, is finally getting released in the west. Players can finally expect the title to launch in the second week of January, on their respective region’s usual day of the week.
Announced last year, Anarchy Reigns was eventually released earlier this year during the Summer in Japan, and was intended to launch in the west shortly after. Unfortunately, even though the game’s localisation was finished and ready to ship, the title’s publisher, SEGA, decided to delay it instead. Presumably, SEGA wanted to launch Anarchy Reigns during a better period.
“SEGA are hugely proud of the work Platinum Games has put in to creating a video game with such a unique and engaging vision”, said Chief Operations Officer for SEGA Europe, Jurgen Post. “Gamers will soon be able to experience the full adrenaline rush that comes from competing in the explosive multiplayer matches of Anarchy Reigns.”
Announced on Friday was the brand new release date for the game. North American players can expect to be able to pick it up on January 8th, 2013 — for as low as $29.99. Europeans can expect the game come January 11th, 2013. Similarly, they can expect to pay the low cost of £19.99/€29.99.
“Focusing on online play with Anarchy Reigns presented a new challenge for us here at PlatinumGames,” said Atsushi Inaba, Executive Director and Producer at Platinum Games. “Very few games fall under its genre of a melee-based online multiplayer brawler, so I think we’ve been able to supply a new kind of excitement that you can’t find anywhere else. While some time has passed since its Japan release, I look forward to having gamers in North American and Europe enjoy the Anarchy!”
The first title I hunted down to get my hands on was Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, easily the videogame that I have been most excited for since it was announced that Platinum Games were to develop it. The queue was large, stated to last at least an hour, but I was determined to get my shot. Was it worth the wait?