Platinum Games' Anarchy Reigns was oddly absent from Sega's booth at E3 this year. Odd, considering the game is done. "It is still coming out the first week of July in Japan, but in the west Sega is looking for the best time to put it out," Platinum's Jean Pierre Kellams previously said.
Well, Sega apparently has figured out the "best time" to release the upcoming brawler. Fans can now expect it in Q1 2013--alongside the dozens of other high-profile games slated for that quarter.
"The release of Anarchy Reigns has been re-evaluated. We now expect to launch in Europe and America in Q1 of 2013," Sega's official Twitter states.
The US release of Anarchy Reigns was originally slated for July, the same time as the Japanese release. Given the niche nature of Platinum's games, it would behoove the publisher to consider releasing the game during a period that typically has less competition. Apparently, Sega disagrees.
While fans of Platinum's work will likely be disappointed by this news, they can take comfort in knowing that another Platinum release--Project P-100--will be available by year's end.