Anarchy Reigns launched in North America

Sega and Platinum brawler finally touches down overseas.

January 8, 2013 / 01:47 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Anarchy Reigns, Sega and Platinum Games’ multiplayer brawler launched last July in Japan, made its debut in North America today for $29.99. The game will arrive in Europe and Australia next week for £19.99 / €29.99.

The game offers 16 playable characters (17 if you get the Bayonetta pre-order bonus), a two-sided story mode, and multiplayer modes like Tag Team, Battle Royale, Death Match, Capture the Flag, and Survival.

“We are excited to see the game reaching the Western audience,” said Atsushi Inaba, Executive Director and Producer at PlatinumGames.

Anarchy Reigns is an ambitious project for Platinum Games, as we wanted to challenge ourselves by creating a new genre, Multiplayer Brawling. You could play the game as a one-on-one fighter, but Anarchy Reigns truly comes alive when multiplayer characters are locked in chaotic battles. We look forward to global anarchy online once everyone gets a hold of the game.”

View a set of launch screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Genesis

    The game is good so far. I hope people support it

    • z_merquise

      So you already got it?

      I’m already aware that you can play the multiplayer modes with AI bots but I just wanted to confirm if it can be done offline or do you need to connect online like in the Japanese demo.

      • Genesis

        Yes, I do. I believe that you can play offline. I didn’t really try it out yet. Just doing Jack’s story ATM

        • Kobracon

          Heres a tip. To unlock the secret character Gargoyle, you would have to playthrough the entire story twice. Once starting with Jack and again starting with Leo.

      • DrForbidden

        There are offline bots for all multiplayer modes. I had my share of fun playing the game and never once played online. It’s really worth the $30 asking price.

  • Blaz

    Europe always waits…
    Its hard being European…

    • DrForbidden

      If you think being European is bad, dude, you should try being Asian…

  • MosquitoLemon

    I seriously hadn’t heard of this game until now, looks pretty sick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    My local retailer don’t stock the game and Playasia’s price were $60. I’ll buy it when they fix the price.

  • Kobracon

    Hurry up and get the game, young ones! Play it, learn it, and we shall have a our own Grand Gematsu Game’s tourney!

  • PrinceHeir

    just got my copy today!!!!!

    the Bayonetta codes are not working!!!!!!

    god damn it, im gonna try again tomorrow, if the problem persists, this is gamestop’s fault.

    this is why i don’t like pre order BS.

    • Genesis

      I agree. It says that the code would be accessible at 4pm PST on my end.

      • PrinceHeir

        can you please notify me if your code works and where you inputted it?

        because i really want to see if this is working or now.

        i tried to entered them on the old redeem codes(it’s in the account management) and the new shitty PSN page.

        both doesn’t work :

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          Hey buddy. My copy is still in the mail, but I got home earlier and received an email with my DLC code.

          My code is not working either. Apparently Sega knows about this and people have been complaining about it on GAF.

          http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=506296

          The games thread is full of comments about codes not working. Sega’s FB page also has comments from people having bad codes.

          Still waiting for Sega to do something about it, if need be I will keep you posted on any updates.

          • Kobracon

            Oh Sega…never a smooth release….

          • Rezar

            Thanks, after I got home and was the only person who preordered Anarchy Reigns for both consoles I put in my two codes for the Xbox 360 version with no problem. Then I tried basically what PrinceHeir was doing throughout the day for the PS3 and no luck.

            • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

              My code works. I used it just now.

          • PrinceHeir

            well it’s working now :D

            awesome!

        • Genesis

          The code works now

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            Thanks for the update. My code is also working now.

            • Genesis

              No problem! ^_^

          • PrinceHeir

            thanks for the heads up :D

            • Genesis

              No problem! :)

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          My code is working for me now.

    • Kobracon

      Aw man that sucks! I hope you guys manage to get her. She’s a blast to play! (and not bad to look at :d )

      • PrinceHeir

        you played the JPN version?

        heard she was already unlockable and the game can be change to multiple language and subs on the options.

        if that’s the case i should have imported since last year!

        • Kobracon

          You didn’t know? I thought it was discussed alot when it came out. Yeah its totally translated, thats why everyone was going “wtf Sega?” when they pushed the english release date to this year. I didn’t want to stand for their bullshit and supported PG buy asking a Japan friend to buy it and pass it to me when he came back. Luckily it was a first edition copy, so it had Bayo.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Buying this at a later time. Just to much games coming out this year.

  • Learii

    can we buy the DLC from PSN?