Anarchy Reigns Reveals 'Day One' Edition

By Jonathan Barnes, 4 years ago
While Japan may already be enjoying Platinum Games' Action-Beat 'em Up title, Anarchy Reigns, the rest of the world is still waiting for the January release.

To keep our appetites for destruction sated, the developer and publisher, SEGA, have dropped some news on a Limited "Day One" edition of the game.

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Gamers who pre-order the "Day One" edition will get two additional multiplayer modes, "Mad Survival" and "Dogfight". These new modes are described with the following:

In "Mad Survival", 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" 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 multi-player brawler this aerial-based game mode is an entertaining change of pace from land-based conflict, also offering gamers a new way to explore the locations found in-game.
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As an added bonus, the "Day One" edition will also unlock the sexiest witch this side of Glinda (Bayonetta) as a playable character.

SEGA describes Bayonetta's skills in Anarchy Reigns with the following:

The iconic star of her own self-titled adventure, Bayonetta is a formidable force on the battlefield. Wielding her four guns collectively known as Scarborough Fair, she can also use her patented ‘Wicked Weave’ attacks to deal even more damage to any poor soul that falls in her sights. Players who unlock Bayonetta won’t have an advantage over the other characters but, well…she does wear guns on her boots. We’ll leave it at that.
The Limited "Day One" Edition of Anarchy Reigns will cost you £19.99 / €29.99. While SEGA has only revealed details for Europe, they have told gamers that, "We’ll have more information soon on how fans outside of Europe can get these exclusive items."

In addition to the reveal of the "Day One" edition, some character art for "Oinkie" has come to light as well as a few screenshots showing him and Bayonetta in action.

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Anarchy Reigns is set for a January 8th, 2013 in North America and a January 11th release in Europe.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.