Anarchy Reigns Begins Its Reign In January 2013

Anarchy Reigns, the multiplayer brawler from Sega which was supposed to launch in July, now has a confirmed date of January 8th, 2013 in North America and January 11th in Europe. It will retail at a budget price of £19.99/€24.99/$29.99.

Coming from Platinum Games, Anarchy Reigns had fully completed development and localization when the delay was announced, but Sega decided to push it back because they were ‘looking for the best time to put it out.’

Jurgen Post, COO of Sega Europe, had this to say about the announcement:

Sega are hugely proud of the work PlatinumGames has put in to creating a video game with such a unique and engaging vision.” Gamers will soon be able to experience the full adrenaline rush that comes from competing in explosive multiplayer matches of Anarchy Reigns.

Continuing the love, Atsushi Inaba, Executive Director/Producer at Platinum Games added:

Focusing on online play with Anarchy Reigns presented a new challenge for us here at PlatinumGames. Very few games fall under its genre of as 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!

If you’ve missed out on any of our previous coverage of the game, check out the trailer and screenshots, as well as our E3 2011 preview.