I've been feverishly anticipating Platinum Games' upcoming beat-em-up Anarchy Reigns
for over a year now. I'm still a big fan of the game's predecessor, the under-appreciated, ultra-violent Wii gem Madworld
, and the numerous delays for Anarchy Reigns have made the wait for the followup increasingly painful. Thankfully we finally have a release date--January 8th 2013--and people who preorder at Gamestop get a pretty cool bonus.
If you preorder the game you get Bayonetta, Platinum's infamous femme fatale witch heroine, as an exclusive character. You also get two exclusive multiplayer modes, Mad Survival and Dogfight. I'm interested to see how Bayonetta stacks up against Jack Cayman and the rest of the ludicrously violent Madworld returning cast. She has guns on her feet, so I think she can hold her own.
SEGA ANNOUNCES GAMESTOP EXCLUSIVE DLC
FOR ANARCHY REIGNS
Pre-Order at GameStop and Receive Unlockable Bayonetta Character Plus Additional Game Modes
SAN FRANCISCO—November 20, 2012 —SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced details for the GameStop exclusive DLC for the highly anticipated Anarchy Reigns™ game, launching January 8, 2013. For those gamers eager to cause as much anarchy as possible, pre-ordering the game at GameStop will net them two extra multiplayer game modes, Mad Survival and Dogfight, and an extra playable character: none other than the world’s most famous witch, Bayonetta™!
In Mad Survival mode, a team of 3 players duke it out against waves of enemies, much as in the normal survival mode. However, these enemies now take the form of the other playable characters in Anarchy Reigns, leading to a far tougher series of battles that require serious tactical thinking to outsmart your foes. In traditional PlatinumGames style, Dogfight mode sees players hanging from helicopters -pelting each other with bullets until their opponents fall out of the sky. As well as being a surreal new spin on this multiplayer brawler, this aerial-based game mode is an entertaining change of pace from land-based combat, offering gamers a new way to explore the locations found in-game.
The iconic star of her own self-titled adventure, Bayonetta is a formidable force on the battlefield. Players who unlock Bayonetta will be able to wield her four guns, collectively known as Scarborough Fair, and use her patented ‘Wicked Weave’ attacks to deal even more damage to any poor soul that falls in her sights.
To pre-order Anarchy Reigns from GameStop with the exclusive pre-order bonus, please visit your local GameStop store or visit http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-anarchy+regins
Anarchy Reigns™ will be available on January 8, 2013 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft for $29.99.
For more information on Anarchy Reigns, please visit http://www.sega.com/ and www.platinumgames.com.