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Anarchy Reigns just £2.78 on Xbox 360 at Amazon (plus delivery?)

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Jonathan Lester
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Anarchy Reigns just £2.78 on Xbox 360 at Amazon (plus delivery?)

Anarchy ReignsAmazon | £2.78
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Anarchy Reigns is amazing. It's one of the most ridiculously brilliant online multiplayer ever released, hailing from the developers of Bayonetta and God Hand, but SEGA royally screwed the pooch by staggering the release date, leaving the player base fragmented and very sparse.

£2.78 is an absolute steal, but remember that Amazon charge delivery on orders under £10 unless you have Amazon Prime. Worth adding onto an existing order, perhaps, or getting from a mate who subscribes for the Instant Video. Thanks to Wishwash182 @ HUKD!

Anarchy Reigns back down to £4.85 at ShopTo on PS3/360

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Matt Gardner
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Anarchy Reigns, Fighting Games, Platinum Games, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games

Anarchy Reigns back down to £4.85 at ShopTo on PS3/360

Anarchy Reigns | ShopTo PS3 /360 | £4.85
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We love Platinum.

Anarchy Reigns is just as bold, bonkers, and brilliant as you'd expect from the studio. A 3D arena brawler, Anarchy Reigns is all about deploying crazy combos against three other mates and slickly slugging it out to see who reigns supreme. There's over 16 characters and a cracking, surprisingly deep singleplayer mode on offer here, and if you nab the X360 version, you'll get the Limited Edition content as well -- the Mad Survival and Dogifht modes, and an extra playable character in Bayonetta.

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UK Games Charts | 12th January 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Anarchy Reigns, Black Ops II, Far Cry 3, FIFA 13, UK Games Charts

UK Games Charts | 12th January 2013

No change, please. A cursory glance at this week's UK games charts might make you wonder whether we've just copy/pasted the last one, with only a couple of titles shifting position in the bottom half of the top ten.

Anarchy Reigns, the only new major release, has charted at a fairly respectable 16th place. In what's becoming a worrying trend, you won't find even a single Wii U exclusive bothering the top forty - so here's hoping that the Q1 release schedule will shake things up a bit for Nintendo.

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Anarchy Reigns Review | Maximum Platinum!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Anarchy Reigns, Brawler, Multiplayer Brawlers, Platinum Games, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games
Anarchy Reigns Review | Maximum Platinum!

Platforms: PS3Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developer: Platinum Games

Publisher: SEGA

Author's note: We originally reviewed an import copy of Anarchy Reigns/Max Anarchy back in August 2012. However, now that Anarchy Reigns is finally on course to release in Europe this week, here's our judgement without the import-specific observations. - Jonathan

Half-measures mean nothing to Platinum Games. As we've previously discussed in our weekly love-fest column, the veteran studio approaches development with the sole purpose of defining their target genre, to make it their own, to deliver an experience that pushes the boundaries of what it can offer. Anarchy Reigns is another case in point: a multiplayer brawler that allows sixteen simultaneous players to fight to the death as the entire world goes to hell, fighters carpet bomb the stages, tectonic plates shift beneath their feet and mutants prowl the city streets. A three dimensional beat 'em up with a multiplayer focus, it's an odd and weighty beast, playing out much like a satisfying mix of Power Stone, God Hand and Prototype.

Anarchy Reigns Review | Maximum Platinum!

But Anarchy Reigns is infinitely more than just another multiplayer brawler. Instead of copying their own back catalogue and their competitors, Platinum instead decided to lavish the genre with a staggering amount of depth, enormous environments and their own trademark brand of unpredictable insanity, elevating it into a truly hardcore game that appeals directly to skilled players - and competes directly with the very best that the online multiplayer console scene has to offer. Combined with a hefty singleplayer component, sixteen nuanced characters and a personality best described as 'certifiable,' Anarchy Reigns is a very special game indeed.

In fact, it could well be one of the most enjoyable and fully-featured multiplayer games of this generation... regardless of genre and platform.

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Anarchy Reigns Limited Edition | £15.28 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

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Matt Gardner
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Anarchy Reigns Limited Edition | £15.28 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

Man, Anarchy Reigns is awesome. And crazy. Crazily awesome, one might say. The Sendit pre-order price appears to now be "sold out", but for just 29p more, you can snaffle up an Xbox copy from Zavvi at this time. Remember to use PRE2013 at the checkout, though.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Anarchy Reigns, Best Fighter 2012, DOA 5, Game of the Year 2012, GOTY 2012, Skullgirls, SoulCalibur V, Street Fighter X Tekken, Tekken Tag 2, UFC Undisputed 3

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

Whether you were a hardcore fighting fan, or a more casual gamer who simply liked the genre, 2012 was a good year for flying fists. Namco and Capcom were on fine form, with their supreme mashup serving up a union that fans had been hungering after for years, with Tecmo Koei and Reverge Labs also providing cracking tournament support. PSASBR and Anarchy Reigns gave us some high-octane brawler action this year. It's just a shame that Persona Arena didn't reach us in time, really.

NB. Click on the thumbnails for price comparisons and the game's title for the relevant review where available.

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Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

Anarchy Reigns

Now, admittedly, we don't normally do this. But with SEGA quite literally having no good reason whatsoever to have held Anarchy Reigns back, the fact it's out right at the start of the new year, and considering that we've played the import version which works perfectly and is fully localised we're sticking Platinum's brawler in our 2012 list. Utterly barmy, deliciously slick, furiously addictive, Platinum once again wiped the floor with all competitors to present a multiplayer brawler the likes of which we've not seen in many a year.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Now, just because Matt and Brendan had an allergic reaction to this game doesn't necessarily mean it was bad. We've included it here in the list out of respect for our peers, who appear to have deemed it the second coming. There is certainly a chance that we might be fallible; after all, it can't be that bad, because lots of people apparently like it. Allegedly.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

Skullgirls

Reverge Labs knocked it out of the park with Skullgirls this year. It packed more profound balance, greater flexibility and smoother animations than most games thrice its price, and the developers wholeheartedly succeeded in their bid to craft one of the finest competition fighters in recent memory. No, it wasn't for the casual fighting fan, but if you played hard, and fought to win, this was probably your new favourite game.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

Street Fighter x Tekken

It's one of those mashups you dream about in the throes of a fever or a whisky-soaked haze...what if Tekken and Street Fighter came together?! Yet it happened, and it was awesome! Holding something for both casual fans and hardcore tournament fighters alike, SFxT proved to be an exceptional fighter...apart from that whole on-disc DLC mess.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Boasting a truly packed roster, serving up a neat liytle tutorial in the form of the Combot and the Fight Lab, Tekken threw its doors wide open for TTT2. The fast-paced tag action was back, and now with online stat tracking you could make sure you were nudging ahead of your friends. Oh, and le's ot forget the largely free post-game content shall we?

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Fighting Game

UFC Undisputed 3

Probably the definitive MMA game out there right now. Boasting improved presentation, ramped-up content offerings, greater accessibility, an awesome new Pride mode, and a revamped submission system, Yuke's made sure that this was the best in the series, and a triumphant title with which to say farewell, with the developers underlining why it might be a crying shame that the franchise now lies in EA's hands.

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See Bayonetta Strut Her Stuff In Anarchy Reigns: Day One Edition Trailers

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Jonathan Lester
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Anarchy Reigns, Platinum Games, Sega, trailer

See Bayonetta Strut Her Stuff In Anarchy Reigns: Day One Edition Trailers

As previously reported, Anarchy Reigns pre-order customers will receive the Day One special edition that includes Bayonetta as a playable character, along with new game modes.

Since seeing is believing, here are two new trailers showing off the extra content (and Bayonetta's kinky fighting style) to advantage. Note that Anarchy Reigns will release at a budget £19.99 RRP next January, and we've seen deals dipping below the £15 mark. Also note that it's amazing.

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Anarchy Reigns Getting Limited Pre-Order Edition, Includes Bayonetta Character

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Jonathan Lester
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Anarchy Reigns, Beat 'em ups, Brawler, Limited Edition, Platinum Games, Pre-order bonus, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games

Anarchy Reigns Getting Limited Pre-Order Edition, Includes Bayonetta Character

Brilliant brawler Anarchy Reigns will be arriving on British shores next January for £19.99, and Platinum Games would like to sweeten the deal for early adopters. Pre-order customers can upgrade to the Limited Edition for free, which includes fan-favourite Bayonetta as a playable character along with some extra DLC.

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New Anarchy Reigns Screenshots Remind Us Of Impending Awesome

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Jonathan Lester
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Anarchy Reigns, Beat 'em ups, Brawler, Platinum Games, PS3 games, Screenshots, Sega, Xbox 360 games

New Anarchy Reigns Screenshots Remind Us Of Impending Awesome

After months of delays, SEGA recently announced that Platinum Games-developed brawler Anarchy Reigns will release in Europe next January, at a budget £19.99 RRP. To ensure that it doesn't slip under your radar, they've now issued a bevy of visceral screenshots to show off the ridiculous 16-way battles to advantage.

I described Anarchy Reigns as one of the "very best online multiplayer games of this generation" in our 9/10 import review. I'll see you online.

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Anarchy Reigns Hits Western Consoles In January 2013... For £19.99

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Anarchy Reigns, Platinum Games, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games

Anarchy Reigns Hits Western Consoles In January 2013... For £19.99

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.

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Anarchy Reigns Import Review | Maximum Platinum!

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Anarchy Reigns, Brawler, Fighting Games, Hurry up and release it in the West please SEGA, Import, Max Anarchy, Platinum Games, Sega

Anarchy Reigns Import Review | Maximum Platinum!

Platforms: PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developer: Platinum Games

Publisher: SEGA

Author's note: I originally intended this article to be a dedicated import review for Max Anarchy since SEGA mysteriously delayed the European release of Anarchy Reigns into 2013. However, both the Japanese PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are region free, fully localised into English, allow you to play on any regional servers and automatically display the correct language depending on your console's region settings. This is therefore going to serve as a full review for Anarchy Reigns, but import-specific observations will be called out in italics. - Jonathan

Half-measures mean nothing to Platinum Games. As we recently discussed in our weekly love-fest column, the veteran studio approaches development with the sole purpose of defining their target genre, to make it their own, to deliver an experience that pushes the boundaries of what it can offer. Anarchy Reigns is another case in point: a multiplayer brawler that allows sixteen simultaneous players to fight to the death as the entire world goes to hell, fighters carpet bomb the stages, tectonic plates shift beneath their feet and mutants prowl the city streets. As a three dimensional beat 'em up with a multiplayer focus, it's an odd and weighty beast, playing out much like a satisfying mix of Power Stone, God Hand and Prototype.

Anarchy Reigns Import Review | Maximum Platinum!

But Anarchy Reigns is infinitely more than just another multiplayer brawler. Instead of copying their own back catalogue and their competitors, Platinum instead decided to lavish the genre with a staggering amount of depth, enormous environments and their own trademark brand of unpredictable insanity, elevating it into a truly hardcore game that appeals directly to skilled players - and competes directly with the very best that the online multiplayer console scene has to offer. Combined with a hefty singleplayer component, sixteen nuanced characters and a personality best described as 'certifiable,' Anarchy Reigns is a very special game indeed.

In fact, it could well be the most enjoyable and fully-featured multiplayer game of the year... regardless of genre and platform.

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PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 26 – A Gamescom Finale

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Matt Gardner
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Anarchy Reigns, Dishonored, Gamescom 2012, Oculus Rift, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Podcast, Psygnosis, PWNCAST

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 26 – A Gamescom Finale

After a week of horrifying internet in Cologne, struggling to upload pictures let alone podcast episodes, we look back on this year's Gamescom for our season finale. Brendan describes an intricately planned, and utterly botched clean kill in Dishonored, Jon goes weak at the knees for his import copy of Anarchy Reigns, and things get a bit heated when the subject of Playstation All-Stars rears its head. We discuss Black Isle's return, wearily ignore Ubisoft's piracy claims, and lament the passing of SCE Liverpool/Psygnosis.

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 26, Recorded: August 24th, 2012

Some of the things that get covered this week:

  • Jon tells us all about Anarchy Reigns
  • Brendan gives an early lowdown on Darksiders 2
  • Black Isle - Is the band really getting back together?
  • We shed a tear or two for SCE Liverpool
  • Gamescom 2012 highlights
  • Why PSASBR really isn't a Smash Bros. clone
  • How the Oculus Rift will literally blow your mind
  • Messy seduction in Dishonored
  • The gameplay possibilities in Beyond

...and much, much more.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.

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Best Handheld of All Time

Why We Love... Platinum Games

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Jonathan Lester
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Anarchy Reigns, Bayonetta, Clover Studio, God Hand, Hideki Kamiya, Infinite Space, MadWorld, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Okami, Platinum Games, Project P-100, Shinji Mikami, Vanquish, Viewtiful Joe

Why We Love... Platinum Games

If you're a regular, you'll almost certainly have noticed that we're big fans of Platinum Games. Whether we're waxing lyrical about them in a podcast, pleading with them to reinvigorate our favourite franchises or citing their games as archetypal examples, our affection for the Japanese studio can barely have escaped your notice. So, frankly, it's about time we came out and said it for all the world to see.

We love Platinum Games.

It's not a naive schoolboy crush. Neither is it the blind, slavish devotion of a fanboy. Rather, ours is a deep and considered respect of mature and experienced gamers for a developer who has always been there for us, loyal enough to provide us with the unique experiences we crave from our passion. Brave enough to experiment, tinker with and fuse new ideas with the best of the old, from their roots as Clover Studio to the latest hits on DS, PS3 and Xbox 360. Courageous enough to help other developers, even platform holders, in need.

It all boils down to one simple fact: Platinum makes great games. And the occasions when they don't decide to invent a genre, they deliver the best that a genre has to offer.

Why We Love... Platinum Games

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SEGA Delays Anarchy Reigns Into 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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#publisherfail, Anarchy Reigns, Delay, Platinum Games, Sega

SEGA Delays Anarchy Reigns Into 2013

Furious Platinum: "We're Still In The Dark"

An E3 no-show and cagey release date changes started to ring alarm bells for Anarchy Reigns, the stylish brawler from Platinum Games. SEGA has now come clean and announced that the niche title has been delayed in the West, all the way back from this summer to Q1 2013.

Platinum Games aren't happy about it. At all. Especially since they've completely finished development and localisation on time, and were kept in the dark up until the announcement.

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Anarchy Reigns Trailers Introduce Max And Douglas

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Matt Gardner
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Anarchy Reigns, Max Anarchy, Platinum Games, Sega, Trailers, Videos

Anarchy Reigns Trailers Introduce Max And Douglas

The latest characters to emerge from the Anarchy Reigns stable are a giant, green gorilla bot, and a positron blade-wielding cyborg in a jacket that looks like a hobo's blanket. Douglas and Max get to take centre stage in a couple of new videos from the Platinum-developed beat 'em up, which is set for release in Japan this July, but has had some doubt cast over its appearance in the West.

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Platinum: Anarchy Reigns Delayed For US/EU

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Matt Gardner
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Platinum: Anarchy Reigns Delayed For US/EU

Hmm. SEGA have suggested that Anarchy Reigns will be releasing on July 6th across US and EU regions, but developers Platinum Games have now announced that the release date outside of Japan has been pushed back, as is now TBC.

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Have 11 Minutes Of Anarchy Reigns Footage

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Matt Gardner
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Have 11 Minutes Of Anarchy Reigns Footage

Anarchy Reigns disappeared off our radar for a bit after demoing to the public at EGX last year, before missing its original release date and slipping somewhat into the abyss. But it's still alive and kicking, as the team at Platinum demonstrate here...by playing a big, fat multiplayer match. Expect lots of chaotic combat, some dazzling special moves, and MadWorld's Jack surfing an adversary.

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Two Story Trailers Drop For Anarchy Reigns

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Matt Gardner
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Anarchy Reigns, Fighting Games, Platinum Games, Sega, Trailers, Videos

Two Story Trailers Drop For Anarchy Reigns

SEGA have unleashed two story trailers for upcoming brawler Anarchy Reigns. It would appear that the narrative is split in two - betwixt Black and White sides. Take the Black, and you'll play as MadWorld juggernaut Jack. Plump for the White, and you'll be playing as lightning-fast ninja Leo. The different sides will offer up different cutscenes and mission changes too, to encourage playthroughs of both.

Anarchy Reigns hit shelves this July, on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Bayonetta Playable In Anarchy Reigns, First Screens

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Anarchy Reigns, Bayonetta, Platinum Games

Bayonetta Playable In Anarchy Reigns, First Screens

Yesterday we learned that sultry hair-slinging witch Bayonetta will be a playable character in Anarchy Reigns: Platinum Games' multiplayer brawler. Apparently she will only be available through first print/pre-order copies, though lets' face it, will likely also be available as DLC at some point.

We've got some screenshots below courtesy of Siliconera. Now all we need is Vanquish's legendary Sam Gideon...

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Anarchy Reigns Hands-On Impressions | Fists Of Flurry

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Anarchy Reigns Hands-On Impressions | Fists Of Flurry

We're big fans of Platinum's work, here at Dealspwn. The company behind MadWorld, Infinite Space, Bayonetta and Vanquish have, more often than not, produced decidedly Japanese games that a Western audience can really get behind. The ultra-violence of MadWorld rocked and mocked the almost religiously child-friendly Wii, Infinite Space proved that BioWare weren't the only ones who could pull off a high quality, grand space opera, Bayonetta squared up to Devil May Cry with its glorious combat system...and arguably won, and Vanquish, short though it was, showed that there was still innovation to be found in the shooter market, even if no-one bought it.

Platinum, it would seem, appear to like a bit of a challenge, and this brings us to Anarchy Reigns - a game that's looking to single-handedly bring back the old-school brawler, but with a few modern touches.

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