Platinum Games’ producer Atsushi Inaba has elaborated on the delay of Anarchy Reigns in the West, which was announced by Sega yesterday to have slipped to a Q1, 2013 launch in response to growing fan concern over the uncertainty of a solid release date for the multiplayer brawler.
Inaba spoke on his Twitter and revealed that the delay is not due to extra development time being needed on the game. Interestingly, he revealed that SEGA’s official announcement was the first he had heard of the delay.
"First of all, we are done with all international versions of Anarchy Reigns," tweeted Inaba. "The delay is not due to further development on the game. Also, even though the release dates will be different, the content of both the Japanese and Western versions will be 100% the same."
"Today's Q1 2013 release was the first we'd heard of it. Even if we wanted to, we can't comment as we're (still) in the dark officially."
Inaba went on to confirm that the Japanese release of the game on July 5 is still on schedule, and he apologised to fans.
“I want to sincerely apologize to all the fans worldwide for all the confusion this situation has caused. Even though we are the game’s developers, we can only do so much about this.”
"However, we hope you can continue to support Anarchy Reigns and look forward to playing it with us in the future. Thank you."
By Nathan Misa- Writer Bio