Platinum's New Game Is Actually Called Anarchy Reigns

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Forget about Max Anarchy. Platinum Games and publisher Sega have announced that the melee-focused and online-centric brawler we talked about yesterday will go by a different name in North America: Anarchy Reigns. Sounds a little… less ridiculous, eh?

In addition to dropping this title news this morning, Sega made a passing mention of two of the game's online modes and, in the process, might have revealed the direction Platinum Games is shooting for. Tag Team and Battle Royal modes were confirmed, leading me to believe, at least, that Platinum wants to give the game a wrestling-ish flavor. 

Oh, and three screens are available for your viewing now, too. This is undeniably a Platinum Games joint. 

    
 Yep.

 
 
Expect Anarchy Reigns to hit store shelves in Fall 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.    
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Forget about Max Anarchy. Platinum Games and publisher Sega have announced that the melee-focused and online-centric brawler we talked about yesterday will go by a different name in North America: Anarchy Reigns. Sounds a little… less ridiculous, eh?

In addition to dropping this title news this morning, Sega made a passing mention of two of the game's online modes and, in the process, might have revealed the direction Platinum Games is shooting for. Tag Team and Battle Royal modes were confirmed, leading me to believe, at least, that Platinum wants to give the game a wrestling-ish flavor. 

Oh, and three screens are available for your viewing now, too. This is undeniably a Platinum Games joint. 

    
 Yep.

 
 
Expect Anarchy Reigns to hit store shelves in Fall 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.    
#2 Edited by zameer (605 posts) -

Oh my god! Finally! 
 
Visual style looks very ostentatious, let's hope the gameplay is just as ridiculous.

#3 Posted by BaranMan (1 posts) -

looks weird

#4 Posted by Th3_James (2576 posts) -

Dat Ass

#5 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@zameer said:
" dsds "
I hate the quest system so damn much. 
 
If there's anyone who knows how to make strong melee gameplay, its the former developers of God Hand.
#6 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @zameer said:
" dsds "
I hate the quest system so damn much.  If there's anyone who knows how to make strong melee gameplay, its the former developers of God Hand. "
Zeno Clash's brawling is really strong. I think it's just the smacking sound though, which is FANTASTIC.
#7 Posted by Darkraven (171 posts) -

we should get all star kameos! gimme solid snake duking it out with starfox! oh wait... someone did that already!

#8 Posted by durden77 (302 posts) -

Whatever it is I want it. 
 
I love Platinum games, I especially love Madworld, and I love the idea of this.  
 
So just shut your face and give it to me.

#9 Posted by LiquidPrince (15845 posts) -
@Th3_James said:
" Dat Ass "
I wonder if they just took Bayonetta's ass...
#10 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

#11 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1839 posts) -

why is it not black and white
 
WHY IS IT NOT BLACK AND WHITE
 
Love is over.

#12 Posted by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

Booty.

#13 Posted by Hailinel (23915 posts) -

I'm starting to notice a pattern here: 

  • MadWorld
  • Bayonetta
  • Vanquish
  • Anarchy Reigns
 
All action games of one type or another that target mature audiences with a healthy dose of ridiculous, versus:
 
  • Viewtiful Joe/Viewtiful Joe 2
  • Okami
  • God Hand
 
Games of different styles for different audiences.
 
As much as I like Platinum's insane action titles, it'd be nice to see more of the old Clover show up.
#14 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@Hailinel: didn't they work on infinite space with another dev though?
#15 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

From the couple of screenshots I've seen, I'm liking it's look. After Vanquish's disappointment, I'm wary though.

#16 Posted by Hailinel (23915 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @Hailinel: didn't they work on infinite space with another dev though? "
They did, though I have no idea how that workload was split.
#17 Posted by MegaGoat (219 posts) -

I feel sorry for Platinum for dealing with Sega

#18 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

When did Miranda die her hair blond?

#19 Posted by Icemael (6312 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" I'm starting to notice a pattern here: 

  • MadWorld
  • Bayonetta
  • Vanquish
  • Anarchy Reigns
 
All action games of one type or another that target mature audiences with a healthy dose of ridiculous, versus:
 
  • Viewtiful Joe/Viewtiful Joe 2
  • Okami
  • God Hand
 Games of different styles for different audiences.  As much as I like Platinum's insane action titles, it'd be nice to see more of the old Clover show up. "
But pre-Clover, they made: 
  • Resident Evil 1/2/4
  • Devil May Cry
  • P.N.03
All fairly ridiculous games for mature audiences.

I think they just do whatever the hell they want, and I honestly like it that way. It's not like they've ever disappointed (not, at least, when Mikami or Kamiya have directed).
#20 Edited by Undeadpool (4911 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay said:

" When did Miranda die her hair blond? "

Apparently when she joined the Terran's ghost program. 
 
Edit: @Hailinel said:
" @Laketown said:
" @Hailinel: didn't they work on infinite space with another dev though? "
They did, though I have no idea how that workload was split. "
The less said about Infinite Space, the better in my opinion. But it does seem like the workload wasn't with Platinum as that game is nothing like any of their priors (in terms of both type of game and quality of product).
#21 Posted by JustinSane311 (335 posts) -

I was expecting this game to look like MadWorld...boy was I wrong.

#22 Posted by Miketakon (513 posts) -

Max Anarchy was a better title.

#23 Posted by Hailinel (23915 posts) -
@JustinSane311 said:
" I was expecting this game to look like MadWorld...boy was I wrong. "
I think that the only thing that this game actually has in common with MadWorld aside from ridiculous violence is the presence of Jack.
#24 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3175 posts) -

I always love a good fat ass and a Platinum game. 

#25 Posted by Th3_James (2576 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" @Th3_James said:
" Dat Ass "
I wonder if they just took Bayonetta's ass... "
lol I was thinking the same thing. 
#26 Posted by MisterMouse (3540 posts) -

haha looks crazy

#27 Posted by TheMoD (123 posts) -

Max Anarchy sounds alot better.. also online-centric? whaaat :/
#28 Edited by beard_of_zeus (1670 posts) -
@Miketakon said:

" Max Anarchy was a better title. "

I second that. I can't really place my finger on it, but I like the Japanese title better. I think it's because it sounds like a cliche action hero name.
 
I'm excited about this new Platinum joint, hopefully the melee combat will be pretty ridiculous, a la God Hand. It'll be cool to see this developer take a crack at crafting an online experience, especially something a little different from the norm.
#29 Posted by AuthenticM (3699 posts) -

Is that Bayonetta's long lost sister?

#30 Posted by kollay (1926 posts) -

Will there be ass physics?

#31 Posted by Sin4profit (2908 posts) -

So it's bayonetta meets vanquish with the madworld guy thrown in?

#32 Posted by JackSukeru (5904 posts) -

Do Platinum's game sell well? I haven't bought a single one of them, but I still wish them all the best.

#33 Posted by kchark (4 posts) -

Looks pretty awesome, I'll be keeping an eye on this one!

#34 Posted by coaxmetal (1579 posts) -

dat ass.

#35 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

That looks amazing.
 
Oh, the game looks pretty awesome too.

#36 Posted by Foggen (836 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" I'm starting to notice a pattern here: 

  • MadWorld
  • Bayonetta
  • Vanquish
  • Anarchy Reigns
 
All action games of one type or another that target mature audiences with a healthy dose of ridiculous, versus:
 
  • Viewtiful Joe/Viewtiful Joe 2
  • Okami
  • God Hand
 Games of different styles for different audiences.  As much as I like Platinum's insane action titles, it'd be nice to see more of the old Clover show up. "
Surely you do not mean to imply that God Hand was not an action game that targets mature audiences with a healthy dose of ridiculous. 
 
SURELY
#37 Posted by Hailinel (23915 posts) -
@Foggen:  I didn't say Clover didn't make games like that.  Only that it's not the only kind of game that they made.
#38 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

That name change has me less interested now. 
 
But it's Platinum, so I'll play it away. 

#39 Posted by aurahack (2264 posts) -

I played Bayonetta and was pretty down on Platinum... 
 
then I played Vanquish and now I'm kind of crazy psyched for this. So... 
 
... yep.

#40 Edited by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -
@beard_of_zeus: Max Anarchy is pretty awesome. It always made me think of  Homer as Max Power. 
 
#41 Posted by bybeach (4725 posts) -

I'm looking at her butt. 
 
As if I couldn't...
#42 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3962 posts) -

I'd like to slam that ass! But this game looks
nothing like MadWorld!   Guess the controversy
is over as I'm not really interested in games that
play up tits & ass for game play.  I want to play
games, not masturbate!

#43 Posted by Warchief (651 posts) -

I support "Dat Ass" 100%

#44 Posted by Chicken008 (326 posts) -

Platinum Games announced the North American title yesterday too, idk why you didn't include that yestrday.. :S

#45 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4289 posts) -
@Th3_James said:
" Dat Ass "
Sold.
#46 Posted by chickdigger802 (501 posts) -

They spend so much time and effort modeling that ass in bayonetta. There is no question that ass will show up every so often in Platinum games =)

#47 Posted by mourernet (6 posts) -

I'll at least try it out.

#48 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

I guess I like the show too much but I can't help but think it's about the Anarchy sisters.   
     

      Of course they aren't the only ones with that name I bet.
#49 Posted by imayellowfellow (558 posts) -

chaos reigns

#50 Posted by JCannihilates (16 posts) -
@animateria: I tried so hard to like that show....I just can't do it.

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