Pimps vs. Ninjas In Anarchy Reigns’ Battle Royale Mode

By Ishaan . February 28, 2011 . 9:00pm


Sega recently held an event in London to show off PlatinumGames’ upcoming online brawler, Anarchy Reigns, which Famitsu happened to attend. From the event, they brought back video of two of of the game’s online modes.


The first is Battle Royale mode, which you can view a video of above. One of the new characters we get to see here is the Black Baron from MadWorld, complete with pimp getup. The other is Survival mode, which you can watch a video of over at Famitsu.

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  • Sound the alarm!

    The game looks a bit laggy.

  • cj_iwakura

    The BB was the best part of MadWorld.

    By that I mean watching him die.

    • Over and over again?

      • GamerKT

        STOP STARIN’.

  • Code

    Really early footage, laggy, what appears to be missing animations, weird gravity and other quirks but it’s still really early. I still like the intent and think it has potential, here’s hoping it’ll all get cleared up down the line, and rarr more characters is only a good thing >w<'

    rar, I'd like to say I hope it's balanced but I’m not going to kid myself, this game is going to be crazy and I’ll accept it >w<'

    • With the volume off, I’m still excited for it. It looks like Godhand Online to me, and that’s exactly what I’d be looking for.

      I doubt it’ll be balanced, but I hope that the combos are as customizable as they were in Godhand.

  • Err, seems like there’s quite a bit of lag. But whatever, the game is still in development, and I have full confidence in Platinum.

  • Draparde

    Looks like it could be Very fun. i hope they clear the lag issue up :O

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    I’ve been secretly (or not so secretly) wishing for a new 3D fighting game IP but this is not what I pictured. Every video I see looks clunky and unrefined, but most worrisome of all… uninspired? If no one told me this was made by Platinum I never would have guessed. Frankly I’m not sure my body and soul are ready for this.

    But enough negativity. Everyone’s here can see problems, all we can do is hope for the best.

    EDIT: I meant the gameplay looks uninspired, not the character designs. Or is it the lag and choppy animations affecting my judgement?

  • Oh my god, is that the most annoying music ever?!? I hate to be one of those, “If it doesn’t have custom soundtracks supported on PS3, then I’m not buying it” people, but…if it doesn’t have custom soundtracks supported on PS3, then I’m not buying it. I love Platinum games and usually do everything I can to support them, but that music is torture.

  • Zero_Destiny


  • This game will be amazing. Btw people, the game is only about 70 percent complete so don’t judge so quickly. This isn’t even final

    • Did PG really say it’s 70% finished? :/

      • yes they did. an official article was released like 3 weeks ago…:/

  • Kris

    Crazy lag, but I don’t think the music is as bad as everyone says. The game does seem to be a sequel to Madworld after all!

    With that in mind, it’s really odd to see how little blood was in this footage compared to Bayoneta or Madworld, and the camera seems a bit wonky too. Regardless, I remain intrigued. I hope the environments are a tad more varied in the finished product though.

    • Ha. If people hated this song, they must’ve hated MadWorld.

    • I dislike Hiphop and rap music in general. Yet, I love the Madworld soundtrack, and the song used here. Funny how that works.

  • godmars

    The only thing missing at this point is a pirate.

    And I know no one’s thought of throwing a pimp into the mix until now.

  • kupomogli

    I didn’t think I could get any less interested in this game with the last gameplay videos. I was wrong. This game doesn’t even look remotely close to being as good as God Hand. Doesn’t even look like a halfway decent game infact. I’ll be skipping this one.

  • Man, this song turned out to be one of those songs I hate to end abruptly.

    I’m sure this is still in early development, but I wasn’t excepting the characters to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

  • looks awesome. day one for me. And wats with everyone saying its laggy??? There virtually no lag at all!!!

  • The potential here is awesome. I still hope there is a Spikeout mode where you take on enemies and bosses, with some cheesy, GodHand-esque, plot.

    Multiplayer looks to be really fun and Baron looks like an ace character.

  • z_merquise

    Gameplay looked great for me, I’m surprised that most people I saw in game forums were not impressed. Could it just be the lag?

    Oh, and Madworld’s OST is one of my favorite game soundtrack and this one looked better. So it looks like I’m in a minority here in regards to the soundtrack.

    • Personally I feeling the soundtrack, so I with you. The gameplay looks really fun in an old school, but I can already see that gameplay won’t be to everyone’s tastes. I guess if it is primary an online brawler (where you’re gonna have lag anyway) then the gameplay has to appear the “same” in offline single player and thus an equilibrium is created.

  • PrinceHeir

    Zero looks badass :)

    can’t wait to see more :D

  • urbanscholar

    I’ve heard enough of this to know I want the soundtrack already.

  • GamerKT


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