I am a total Platinum Games fanboy. Just getting that out of the way early. But with jewels like Bayonetta, MadWorld and Vanquish under their belts, I don’t see how anybody can really blame me. They’ve hooked up with SEGA once again and unless you weren’t into games last year, then you know why this is a pretty big deal.
The new game is called Anarchy Reigns and it is described as a “Multiplayer brawler set in a world where anarchy is king”. This is an absolutely huge deal for fans of the developer. You know why? One word; Multiplayer. Sure every game they’ve done so far has rocked, but they’ve all been single player only.
P* has simply never done a multiplayer game, so now we’ll finally get to see if they can continue their yet unbroken string of critical successes with a game that can handle more than one player. I am majorly psyched. Anarchy Reigns will be available in Fall of this year for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Hit the break for the full press release and some screens.
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEGA AND PLATINUMGAMES REVEAL ANARCHY REIGNS
PlatinumGames Presents a Multiplayer Brawler Set in a World Where Anarchy is King
LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO – (January 27, 2011) – SEGA®Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today revealed details on upcoming third-person multiplayer brawler, ANARCHY REIGNS™,the much anticipated next title from critically acclaimed developer PlatinumGames. ANARCHY REIGNS will be available fall 2011 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
With ANARCHY REIGNS, PlatinumGames will be using their hallmark creativity and technical excellence to challenge the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre by allowing multiple players to get involved in heavy-hitting action simultaneously. ANARCHY REIGNS incorporates a diverse range of multiplayer modes to provide players with different challenges, including Tag Team battles and Battle Royal, where players can challenge others in a full-on fight for victory.
“SEGA is delighted to continue their collaboration with PlatinumGames, one of the most creative and critically acclaimed developers in the world,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing of SEGA West. “ANARCHY REIGNS is set to offer gamers a fresh multiplayer experience with the quality and innovation PlatinumGames is renowned for.”
ANARCHY REIGNS will be available fall 2011 for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
For more information please visit www.anarchyreignsgame.com.