Anarchy Reigns
Platinum Games Unhappy About Anarchy Reigns Delay
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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 Arron114
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:42:59 AM
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So am Inaba, so am I.

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Comment #2 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:46:28 AM
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Doesn't make any sense at all. It's like sega don't even want my money.

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Comment #3 by Floodclaw
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:46:54 AM
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That's...really weird. If the game is done, why has it been delayed? It's releasing in Japan beginning of next month, why wait half a year to release something that won't have any extra stuff put in it?

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Comment #4 by LeeBradley [STAFF]
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:49:10 AM
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It's weird. Usually those kind of release date changes are designed to give the game a great chance of flourishing. But Q1 next year has DmC, Dead Space 3, Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite. That's a lot of competition.

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Comment #5 by Reckonis
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:49:44 AM
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Its June 19th fools day. Obviously.

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Comment #6 by dirge
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:57:48 AM
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Crazy. Let not release it next month when there is next to no competition and release it when there's loads of games out that lots of people will want. What are you doing SEGA? Give it to us while we want it!

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Comment #7 by Brambledamble
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:04:05 AM
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Sega is still allergic to money.

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Comment #8 by Space Cadet
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:06:11 AM
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They need to get away from SEGA and fast, that train is going nowhere.

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Comment #9 by glitch12
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:08:22 AM
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Was really looking forward to this, but I'm not shelling out to import. Sega, stop shooting yourselves in the foot and just release it in July.....delaying western release will just hurt them and possibly platinum games

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Comment #10 by Zim
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:12:38 AM
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Happy that Platinum are staying classy over this and the game will obviously be amazing.

It seems like a total screw up by Sega though. I guess the logic was that games sell bad in summer and it's a new ip so they want to give it space. But the first quarter of next year is VERY crowded. In fact now Anarchy Reigns will be in the same time frame as Metal Gear Rising =/. Whereas as it was Anarchy Reigns was nigh on the only big game launching in July.

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Comment #11 by zombieash
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:33:13 AM
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#4 especially when there's sod all out at the moment

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Comment #12 by TheAntiHuman
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:41:16 AM
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He isn't the only one upset.

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Comment #13 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:58:55 AM
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This seems very strange on SEGA part, good to see a dev being honest great job there.

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Comment #14 by Iconoclast Envy
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:00:07 AM
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I use to be down with Sega but i do not know what is going trough their minds right now, Honestly Platinum games really make some great titles for being a new company and all, but if Sega is going to hinder them from making sales then they should cut ties with them and get another company or start their on publishing from now on. The word is out about PG, more people know about them so i don't think sales would be bad as long as it came out at a safe release date.

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Comment #15 by Enishi49
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:06:22 AM
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At this rate, we're gonna play their next game (MGS rising) before Anarchy Reings... I understand why PG is NOT happy with this !

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Comment #16 by joshnorm
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 10:09:45 AM
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People we know that SEGA is extremely stupid (I only hope that Platinum goes elsewhere to make games)


Sonic Generations (good game) - Same day as Uncharted 3, 2 weeks later COD3
Bayonetta (good game) - Darksiders same day, 2/3 weeks later Mass Effect 2
Vanquish (good game) - Castlevania same day, NBA 2k11 & MOH a week later, Fable 3, SWTFU2 2 weeks after

Why post games when we have nothing to purchase and might have more income to just put into a game in July when you can wait and put up good games against AAA blockbusters and highly anticipated follow ups to franchises....stupid SEGA

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Comment #17 by RoseSymphony
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 11:05:32 AM
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I keep throwing my money at the screen, but Sega keeps throwing it back. :/

Seriously though, when Sega does decide to announce the release date, they better have a good explanation. Implying that any explanation they could possibly have could be considered "good".

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Comment #18 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 11:16:49 AM
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It's absolute nonsense. Surely Sega has realized that summer is empty, and the first few months of next year ate full of BioShock, Dead Space and who knows what else? I just don't understand it without hatching some conspiracy plot that involves Sega WANTING the game to fail, so they can let go of Platinum. That couldn't be it... Right?

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Comment #19 by RancidSkank
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:23:09 PM
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It wasn't long ago that we were hearing rumours Bayonetta 2 had been cancelled by SEGA before PG hinted it hadn't in interviews and now this craziness - what the hell is going on with SEGA and Platinum Games?

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Comment #20 by Ayx
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:58:08 PM
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@17: That joke is becoming more stale than the Arrow to the Knee joke.

I honestly don't know what's up with SEGA, Binary Domain has huge potential for a Single Player franchise (MP was ass, obviously slapped on.) and SEGA didn't do anything to market it. Now they're keeping PG in the dark about their delays on Anarchy Reigns?

Honestly, at this rate they should just dedicate themselves to Digital Distribution (XBLA) and a Sonic Game every two years like they always do, because SEGA hasn't done anything other than that for years.

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Comment #21 by _Nosferatu_
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:07:47 PM
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EARLY 2013?!
What is this bullshit, SEGA? The game is already finished, why wait so long? I want it now, damn it. (T_T)

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Comment #22 by F Swan
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:13:52 PM
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Sega ... what the fuck are you doing? I know lets not release games by one of the best developers around at the moment, and lets just concentrate on making crappy Sonic games or that Sega racing rubbish ...
I'm hoping the rumours about Anarchy being region free are true.

Platinum, you need to get out now before they destroy you.

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Comment #23 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 03:22:00 PM
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This would be the perfect time to release this finally as we're heading into a bit of a gaming drought after Spec Op's.

Played the demo for this last week (Japanese marketplace) and really enjoyed it.

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Comment #24 by Man On The Run
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 03:23:31 PM
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Disgraceful, anyone would think SEGA had great new releases falling out of their arse.

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Comment #25 by EvilWays
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:04:11 PM
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#8 That train is going somewhere alright...right off of the freaking rails. Sega hasn't honestly been the same since the demise of the Dreamcast.

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Comment #26 by Brianzilla2004
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:02:51 PM
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Now this is interesting. I can see SEGA delaying the game for one reason or another for a month or so, but early next year? Hell, they've got a AAA title of their own already slated for February 2013 (Aliens: Colonial Marines). I hope SEGA issues a statement explaining what the deal is. I remember Majesco doing something similar with Jaws Unleashed, and they never issued a press release about the delay.

Luckily for me, I've got loads of other games I'm interested in that are coming out soon, so this won't affect me a whole lot. But such a significant delay... Damn.

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