Anarchy Reigns
Platinum Games Unhappy About Anarchy Reigns Delay
Written Tuesday, June 19, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba has taken to Twitter to voice his frustration at Anarchy Reigns’ delay in the West.

Last night SEGA announced that the multiplayer brawler will now ship in Europe and North America at some point in early 2013.

Inaba is not particularly happy about the announcement, however. He revealed that the delay is not due to extra development time being needed on the game, adding that SEGA’s announcement last night was the first he had heard of it.

“First of all, we are done with all international versions of Anarchy Reigns,” tweeted Inaba. “The delay is not due to further development on the game. Also, even though the release dates will be different, the content of both the Japanese and Western versions will be 100% the same.”

Perhaps most worryingly, Inaba went on to say, "Today's Q1 2013 release was the first we'd heard of it. Even if we wanted to, we can't comment as we're (still) in the dark officially."

The producer went on to confirm that the Japanese release of the game on July 5 remains unaffected, before apologising to fans.

“I want to sincerely apologize to all the fans worldwide for all the confusion this situation has caused. Even though we are the game’s developers, we can only do so much about this.”

He concluded by saying, “However, we hope you can continue to support Anarchy Reigns and look forward to playing it with us in the future. Thank you.”


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Comment #1 by Eternalchaos72
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:39:11 AM
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havnt really looked into this game. But game devs shouldnt be kept in the dark.

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Comment #2 by nintendo64X
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:10:23 AM
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I been waiting ages for this, sega...damn you!

As much as I'd want the bayonetta dlc and the game in english I might import a cheaper (when it becomes anyway XD) japanese copy, ill support platinum but not sega!

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Comment #3 by diskdocx
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:21:21 AM
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If the game is finished, the majority of the cost has been incurred. Not sure why you would delay release at this point, and start to recoup those expenditures.

To me this indicates that either SEGA is finacially struggling so much that they can't afford to publish it, or that they feel the market response of the game will be so poor at this time that they will lose more money than by waiting until next year.

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Comment #4 by Finnroth
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:39:11 AM
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This is beyond stupid of SEGA, now with how many AAA titles in the first quarter of 2013? 15? This is just bullshit, no one could or would buy that many interesting titles in that short a time frame.

It will only result in net losses and after we get to hear about the doom and gloom of the gaming industry -_-

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Comment #5 by DMCV
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:48:43 AM
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Holy pointy nipples Batman.

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Comment #6 by crapstain101
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 10:07:26 AM
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that's a shame

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Comment #7 by Rawanz
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 10:41:41 AM
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No idea if SEGA is runing out of money, or if they feel this time of the year is a bad time to release it. But they are really screwing themself over, and of course PlatinumGames.

PlatinumGames should just find a new publisher. Im sure there is alot of publisher that would love to get their hands on them. Such a talented team.

Guess I better try to find a cheap place to import it from.

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Comment #8 by jbrist
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 10:53:01 AM
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@4 You underestimate me...

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Comment #9 by nycking
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:36:43 PM
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Well I guess this will be the first game I have ever imported then.

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Comment #10 by poetic_justice_
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:32:03 PM
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@5 Yeah.

As much as this is a sad development for PlatinumGames, I couldn't help but be distracted by the twin cacti protruding from the chest of our heroine. Why would you post this pic with this news, ps3t staff? It's a little weird.

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Comment #11 by TheGentleBeast
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @ 02:30:26 AM
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Why not?^^

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Comment #12 by LionSquid
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @ 01:27:46 PM
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Heh, good luck finding a cheap import guys, you might be looking a long time.
I'm pretty bummed out about this, why do I have the feeling it will just get delayed again and eventually canceled.

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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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