Bayonetta Saved Anarchy Reigns? SEGA Comments!

Following SEGA West’s announcements, many SEGA fans were immediately left wondering what the new direction means for lesser known and new IPs like Rhythm Thief and Anarchy Reigns. While we don’t know the status of the former, we can comment on the latter. Gaming news site reached out to SEGA over the weekend asking what the status is of Anarchy Reigns and SEGA responded:

Anarchy Reigns may appear to be a new IP, but it is actually building on the characters featured in 2009’s MadWorld. In anticipation of the July release, which is still scheduled, expect a series of trailers reminding fans of the MadWorld connection. Also, we know it’s no secret that Bayonetta has been revealed as a bonus character. Given Bayonetta’s popularity, we believe that giving her representation in marketing and on the revised boxart will increase awareness of Anarchy Reigns.

A new title and revised boxart? That’s quite a big change for the game, but it makes sense. SEGA wants to focus on popular established IPs, so putting more emphasis on the game’s MadWorld and Bayonetta connections is a very smart move. This also appears to mean that Bayonetta will not be a DLC character, but rather a guest character much like how Banjo-Kazooie were called out on All-Stars Racing box art. Read the full article at and don’t trust everything you read on a day like today, even if it doesn’t sound so crazy.


17 responses to “Bayonetta Saved Anarchy Reigns? SEGA Comments!

  1. Pao says:

    I liked the first boxart…
    Good to know its coming though!

  2. jUrameshi says:

    I’m not a big fan of TPS, but I AM a big fan of Bayonetta! Gotta try this one.

  3. stevetheman90 says:

    I am not going to lie you totally got me at first.

  4. sth88 says:

    This better not be an April Fools joke. I’m really looking forward to this game.

  5. sth88 says:

    Aaaaaaand just saw the tags. This isn’t funny, Segabits. April Fools jokes are supposed to be funny.

  6. Len says:

    Sega has just announced a digital platform for their future which is called ‘Sega Dreamload’ according to the ‘Sega Addicts’ site, as part of their re-structural phase for the future.

  7. Alex Supersonic says:

    Not funny at all.

    • Len says:

      Yes I wasn’t sure if it was an April Fools joke either but they’ve not denied it yet and the people commenting there thought the Dreamload was an April Fool’s joke too, but now someone’s said they know it isn’t and that it’s ‘real’.

    • barry the nomad says:

      Who reads SEGA Addicts? Half their stories are reposts of our own, and the other half are strange podcasts about Konami and junk food. 😛

    • derps says:

      I find Sega Addicts to be a bit kinder to their fans

    • Barry the Nomad says:

      Shut up you big poopie head!

  8. Curty says:

    Kind of a weak april fools joke, isn’t it?

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