After months of delays, SEGA has announced that Platinum Games' insane 16-player brawler Anarchy Reigns will release on January 11th, 2013 in Europe (January 8th Stateside). Better yet, it will only cost you £19.99 at full price.
“SEGA are hugely proud of the work PlatinumGames has put in to creating a video game with such a unique and engaging vision” commented Jurgen Post, COO of SEGA Europe Ltd. “Gamers will soon be able to experience the full adrenaline rush that comes from competing in the explosive multiplayer matches of Anarchy Reigns.”
“Focusing on online play with Anarchy Reigns presented a new challenge for us here at PlatinumGames,” added Atsushi Inaba, Executive Director/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!”
We imported Anarchy Reigns when it released in Japan earlier this year (already localised into English, annoyingly), stating that it "elevates brawling into its most unpredictable, hardcore and empowering form to date, allowing it to stand tall alongside the very best online multiplayer games of this generation - regardless of genre." You can psyche yourself up by reading our 9/10 Anarchy Reigns import review.
Considering the quality and the budget RRP, we couldn't be more excited about this.