Anarchy Reigns
Anarchy Reigns Western Release Slated For Early 2013
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Despite being effectively complete and ready to launch in Japan on July 5th, SEGA's re-shuffling of its western releases in light of poor financial results has seemingly had an adverse effect on the US and European release of Anarchy Reigns, which is now slated for a western launch in 2013.

"The release of Anarchy Reigns has been re-evaluated. We now expect to launch in Europe and America in Q1 of 2013," SEGA declared on Twitter in response to queries regarding the game's release in western territories following a few months of uncertainty.

SEGA had announced that Anarchy Reigns will be delayed in the west last month, but we're not sure anyone could have guessed that it would be delayed into the first quarter of 2013. Anarchy Reigns was also a no-show for SEGA at E3 earlier this month. Boo.


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Comment #1 by glitch12
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:44:21 AM
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...........are you mother flipping kidding? I was really looking forward to this game

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Comment #2 by The Game 2k12
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:49:40 AM
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i really dont see sega or thq surviving another generation.

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Comment #4 by HammersMark
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:56:23 AM
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Ah this sucks. Been looking forward to this game for ages :(

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Comment #5 by Infomouse
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:59:25 AM
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How is moving a relatively unknown game from July to Q1 2013 supposed to help Sega's sales? Especially when BioShock: Infinite, Tomb Raider, Aliens: Colonial Marines, ect. also happen to be slated for Q1 2013 as well?

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Comment #6 by DOA_Rose
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:05:52 AM
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Can we get Bayonetta to make up for the delay?

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Comment #7 by onidemon
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:06:39 AM
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Oh balls that is ridiculous !!!

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Comment #8 by Earth Djinn
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:29:49 AM
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Release it at a budget price (say $40) and I'll but it at launch. Otherwise, it'll have to wait.

Oh, and if, after this, SEGA turn around and say that it's sales were too poor to release another Platinum Game in the west, I'll kill them all.

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Comment #9 by Kaskade
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:30:24 AM
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Like this game was even going to be a top seller.Just another Japanese game that's trying to gain western audiences yet still making the same mistakes that's sinking the Japanese game industry

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Comment #10 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:31:48 AM
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I don't get why, surely it's gonna make them more money on store shelves than sitting in a warehouse.

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Comment #11 by Fang Foom
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:39:51 AM
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Looking at releases, July seems to be one of the last month with virtually no big or anticipated games. Would've thought itd be a nice window to release it in...

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Comment #12 by Solomon Fuere
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:52:15 AM
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I'm just happy it's coming out.

Platinum needs to find a new publisher.

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Comment #13 by Floodclaw
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 02:15:36 AM
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Was afraid this wouldn't come outside Japan! Had to resort to getting the Japanese demo to try it out and boy was it worth it.

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Comment #14 by onidemon
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 02:17:23 AM
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Apparantly the Japanese version is going to be region free though so might have to import but obviously won't have a clue what's being said in the cutscenes etc

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Comment #15 by Floodclaw
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 02:27:12 AM
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@14: The Japanese demo has English voices and subtitles, and the lips sync to the English voices even if you have it set to Japanese, so it wouldn't be a problem.

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Comment #16 by onidemon
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 02:28:32 AM
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Oh cool thanks for that info.........well minus the bugger of having to pay a little bit extra I'm very tempted to import from play-asia then

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Comment #17 by roza
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 04:09:06 AM
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@5 Aliens is a SEGA game too remember.

I'd say there is some major reason behind this. I see no tactical advantage in having a 6 month delay on the game. But then again, why did Batman AC GotY have a 4 Month delay in the UK.

Maybe there will be some extra stuff in the Western version, or it needs editing for a Western release. Some things are quite normal in Japan, but can be considered offensive in the West. Like Japan can't have Humanoids with 3 Fingers + a Thumb (Oddworld was a notable one, cutscenes were remade so Abe had only 2 fingers + a thumb), Decapitation is frowned upon of live humans (Resident Evil 4 was edited I believe so Leon's head can't be chainsawed off. it just goes bloody).

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Comment #18 by The Destroyernatorer
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 04:26:25 AM
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The already said the game was finished, I think.

So that's REALLY annoying. I don't mind delays if they're to improve the game.

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Comment #19 by onidemon
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 06:48:25 AM
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The game is finished and's just Sega being absolute idiots, unless there is some hidden reason behind them not wanting to publish over here yet. Some people seem to be speculating that they don't have the resouces to actually manufacture the games.

Maybe they should just make it a downloadable game instead - anything to avoid this silly delay in the West

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Comment #20 by kaiyo penguin
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:11:08 AM
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what the fuck! this was gonna be my birthday present to myself. (as i tell everyone else not to buy me games as they always get shit i dont want). let down!

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Comment #21 by Ginormous76
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:16:40 AM
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Was going to get this due to the low amount of summer games, but there are 6 games that launch between August and the end of the year that I want, plus another 3 or 4 in early 2013. July 2012 was going to be my window for this, but now I doubt I will get it at all. Too many other games I want to play more. Maybe I will pick up something else to last through July.

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Comment #22 by NeuroticAngel
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:59:42 PM
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Maybe if Sega knew how to market their games properly? Platinum Games would be better off with another publisher,and not stupid ass sega.

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

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