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Anarchy Reigns delayed in Europe and America

Bad news announced despite Platinum's brawler being finished and localised

Sega has delayed the Western release of Platinum Games' Anarchy Reigns.

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The game is still due to launch in Japan in the first week of July, but its release date is listed as TBC on Sega's US and UK websites.

Platinum said on its website that the game has been completed and localised, but that the studio's unsure when it'll be released in the West.

"Sega has decided to change the date to TBC. While our work on the game is finished, localised, and ready to go, as publisher, Sega gets to make the final decision as to when it is released. The Japanese release date, however, remains unchanged for July 5, 2012."

A Platinum representative added in a video: "We've got some bad new about Anarchy Reigns to share. As you may have noticed on the Sega of America website, the Anarchy Reigns release date is now listed as TBC. That means 'to be confirmed', not 'to be cancelled'.

"Unfortunately that means we don't know when the game is coming out in the West, that's up for Sega to decide. We worked really hard to make sure that everybody could get the game on time. The game is fully localised. If you buy the Japanese version or any version, it's going to have all the languages in it. We really wanted everybody online around the world to play together at the same time but unfortunately that's not going to happen.

"It is still coming out in the first week of July, but in the West Sega is looking for the best time to put it out. It will still be out there in July. There will still be ways for you to get it if you know where to go.

"We're still 100 percent behind the game and we still want to connect with you and play with you and have a good time, so let's make sure that happens no matter what bad news we get."

Anarchy Reigns was originally scheduled for release in the autumn of 2011, but was delayed last July. A July 2012 release date was announced back in December.

We've contacted Sega to see if it can provide any further information on Anarchy Reigns' delay in the West, such as the reasoning behind the move or confirmation that the game will still be released outside of Japan.

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