SEGA have announced that their multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns will be released in the US on January 8th, 2013 and in the UK on January 11th, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The game is developed from the successful guys over at PlatinumGames and it comes delivering over-the-top close combat, set in a massively open and fantastical world in a bleak, mutant-filled future. Players will see iconic characters battle in a series of vibrant arenas. Up to 16 players can take part in multiplayer matches over a variety of game modes; engage in all-out Battle Royale destruction, co-operate with  friends and vanquish hordes of monsters in Survival mode or test their sportsmanship over a few rounds of Deathball.

Jurgen Post, COO of SEGA Europe Ltd stated:

“SEGA are hugely proud of the work PlatinumGames has put in to creating a video game with such a unique and engaging vision. Gamers will soon be able to experience the full adrenaline rush that comes from competing in the explosive multiplayer matches of Anarchy Reigns.”

Atsushi Inaba, Executive Director/Producer at Platinum Games added:

“Focusing on online play with Anarchy Reigns presented a new challenge for us here at PlatinumGames,Very few games fall under its genre of a melee-based online multiplayer brawler, so I think we’ve been able to supply a new kind of excitement that you can’t find anywhere else. While some time has passed since its Japan release, I look forward to having gamers in North American and Europe enjoy the Anarchy!”

SEGA have also sent us over some lovely looking screenshots. Let us know if you will be getting involved in some multiplayer brawling action via the comment section below.