Platinum Games has apologized for the Western delay of Anarchy Reigns, with the news apparently being "the first we'd heard of it."
Studio head Atsushi Inaba said on Twitter that the game’s development has been completed, with the online-centric beat-‘em-up still due for a July 5th release in Japan.
“First of all, we are done with all international versions of Anarchy Reigns,” he assured. “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 news 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."
“Finally, 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."
Anarchy Reigns is now due for a release in the United States and Europe during Q1, 2013.
By Zak Islam