Anarchy Reigns
Anarchy Reigns' Bayonetta Pre-Order Bonus Heading West With a JP Trailer
Written Thursday, March 22, 2012 By Richard Walker
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SEGA has confirmed that the previously Japan-only Bayonetta pre-order bonus for Anarchy Reigns will be heading to western shores, enabling players to use Bayonetta as a playable character in the game's frantic online multiplayer brawls.

Furthermore, it's been confirmed that the final version of Anarchy Reigns will feature no less than eleven multiplayer modes to get swept up in, including Deathmatch, Battle Royale, Death Ball and Survival. These modes will support 2, 4 or 8 players battling out at once, but the maximum number for all out melee combat will now see 16 fighters duking it out in the online arena.

Think about that one. 16 players all simultaneously punching the living crap out of one another? We went hands-on with Anarchy Reigns at Gamescom last year, and found that four players fighting was frenetic enough. 16 player mash ups ought to be interesting to say the least.

Check out the Japanese trailer below to see Bayonetta mixing it up in Anarchy Reigns, which is out on July 3rd in North America and July 6th in Europe.


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Comment #1 by Rafie
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 12:50:38 PM
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That's what I'm talking about. Bayonetta is OFFICIAL!! Platinum games knows how to do a game!

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Comment #2 by dogwitch
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 12:57:53 PM
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cool and also bayonetta is a good game

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Comment #3 by AnCafe14
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 01:18:32 PM
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Give us Raiden too please!

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Comment #4 by The soul of link
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 01:23:29 PM
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Awesome can't wait.

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Comment #5 by jbrist
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 01:49:08 PM
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I'm really looking forward to this game, but I don't care about Bayonetta whatsoever, so even if I preorder it, I won't be using her, lol

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Comment #6 by Cloud418
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 07:42:05 PM
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That music brings back memories.

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Comment #7 by Mitsuru Kirijo
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:31:28 PM
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First of all: who didn't know this was coming? And not because of the Japanese pre-order bonus; ever since the game and at least one "guest star" were revealed it has been obvious that Bayonetta was coming.

As much as I love Bayonetta, though, I didn't want to see her in the game just because I didn't see the point in being able to play as her with what would inevitably be a watered-down control scheme...But that video!!! Wicked weaves, torture attacks...I can't believe my eyes! I guess I can live without witch-time and (probably) simpler controls...

Second: sixteen players!!! When the game was delayed yet again I started to fear the worst - namely, that the online was just not coming along at all; but now it's going to support sixteen players?! It looks like this is going to turn out to be one of those rare examples where a game really was held back in order to be made bigger and better...I really have to learn to stop doubting Platinum...

Summer can't come soon enough.

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Comment #8 by Noah Azurewing
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 05:11:20 AM
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does that mean the US and EU are getting bayonetta as well?

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Platinum Games


US January 08, 2013
Europe January 11, 2013
Japan July 05, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-16
ESRB: Mature
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