Earlier this week, Games4thought reported on the first details Bayonetta developer Platinum games newest project was leaked by Famitsu via Japanese gaming industry blog Andriasang. In my earlier report, I wrote that Max Anarchy is going to be a multiplayer-intensive brawler/fighter that will be released in Japan some time during 2011.
Technically all of that is true: The Japanese version of the game will be called Max Anarchy. In the US, however, the game will be called Anarchy Reigns.
Now that the cat’s out of the bag and the project is out in the open, Sega decided to make a separate US announcement, revealing the game’s new title, along with a couple of screenshots and a teaser trailer. (Check ’em out after the jump) Game director Masaki Yamanaka also confirmed that Anarchy Rising will see a worldwide release this fall.
Looking at the teaser and screens, Anarchy Rising could be one of two things: Either it’s an arena-style fighting game similar to the Dreamcast fighting series Power Stone, or it’s some kind of competitive brawler. Personally, I think the trailer screams fighter – most trailers for fighting games put on a heavy emphasis on characters, as opposed to environments or plot, and this trailer does nothing but show five characters in space. Similarly, the fact that all of the characters in the screenshots are characters from the trailer (and presumably playable) also points to a fighter.