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Platinum Games “in the dark” on Anarchy Reigns delay

Tuesday, 19th June 2012 23:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Lauded action developer Platinum Games is unable to explain why the western release of Anarchy Reigns has been pushed back.

“First of all, we are done with all international versions of Anarchy Reigns. The delay is not due to further development on the game,” producer Atsushi Inaba said on Twitter, before adding:

“Today’s Q1 2013 release news 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.

Platinum Games staff have been quite communicative about the delay ever since it dropped off Sega’s release schedule, noting that it had no explanation for the wait on the fully localised title.

Online brawler Anarchy Reigns hits Japan on July 5 and is now expected in the west in early 2013, a full year later than expected.

Thanks, GamesIndustry.

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  1. The_Red

    Well done Sega. You ruined Vanquish with lack of advertising, cancelled Bayonetta 2 and now this. Really shows how you should treat a great developer.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    @1: Not to be downer, but both Vanquish and Bayonetta did not sell well at all. So that might explain why there is no Bayonetta 2.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dark

    @1 .. don’t worry bro cuz soon sega will fall and burn.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dark

    @2 http://www.siliconera.com/2011/02/04/vanquish-boosts-past-800000-sold-sonic-colors-sells-over-double-that-number/

    http://www.siliconera.com/2010/02/05/bayonetta-breaks-a-million-units-sold-not-halos/

    for a new ip the sales are not that bad.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    @2
    I agree that they kinda failed at retail but unique and crazy games like theirs WILL bomb unless advertised properly. Sega’s marketing for both has been lackluster at best and abysmal at worst.
    They did the same with under-appreciated Binary Domain :(

    @4
    I think big budget and polished titles like those two need to sell at least 2 million units to simply break even. I do agree that they will fall sooner or later though. Seriously, the only game that they spent real marketing money on was Alpha Protocol! Talk about a BAAAAD bet.

    #5 2 years ago