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Platinum's 'Max Anarchy' coming to the west as 'Anarchy Reigns' this fall


Platinum Games' new multiplayer online brawling game, announced in Japan as "Max Anarchy," won't have as punchy a name when it hits North America and Europe, but at least it'll have the same punchy ... punches. Today, Sega announced that the game is being released this fall as Anarchy Reigns, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Anarchy Reigns "challenges the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre" with its simultaneous online multiplayer, Sega says. The announcement reveals that several different multiplayer modes will be available, including tag team and "Battle Royal, where players can challenge others in a full-on fight for victory." So it's violence as sport? Sounds a lot like MadWorld -- whose main character, coincidentally, appears in this game.

Gallery: Anarchy Reigns (PS3/Xbox 360) | 3 Photos

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PlatinumGames Presents a Multiplayer Brawler Set in a World Where Anarchy is King

LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO - (January 27, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today reveal details on upcoming third-person multiplayer brawler, ANARCHY REIGNS™, the much anticipated next title from critically acclaimed developer PlatinumGames. ANARCHY REIGNS will be available fall 2011 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

With ANARCHY REIGNS, PlatinumGames will be using their hallmark creativity and technical excellence to challenge the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre by allowing multiple players to get involved in heavy-hitting action simultaneously. ANARCHY REIGNS incorporates a diverse range of multiplayer modes to provide players with different challenges, including Tag Team battles and Battle Royal, where players can challenge others in a full-on fight for victory.

"SEGA is delighted to continue their collaboration with PlatinumGames, one of themost creative and critically acclaimed developers in the world," said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing of SEGA West. "ANARCHY REIGNS is set to offer gamers a fresh multiplayer experience with the quality and innovation PlatinumGames is renowned for."

ANARCHY REIGNS will be available fall 2011 for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system.

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