Sega has confirmed on Twitter that Anarchy Reigns, Platinum Games’ multiplayer online brawler, will now launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe in the first quarter of 2013.
Platinum Games has previously said that localization for the title was complete, and that those who opt to import the Japanese version would be able to play the game in English. So one can only wonder why Sega’s created such a significant delay.
We’ll contact the publisher for comment.
Update / 6.19 / 12:03 p.m.: Sega’s responded to our request for information. Find their official statement below.
“Due to the on-going restructure through SEGA Europe and SEGA America, the release campaign for Anarchy Reigns has had to be re-evaluated. As such, we are now looking to launch the title in Europe and America in Quarter 1 of 2013. We look forward to gamers in the west experiencing the exhilarating action and unique vision of Anarchy Reigns upon its release.”