Sega have today announced that their upcoming third-person multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns, developer by PlatinumGames, will launch on January 8 and 11, 2013, respectively, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Anarchy Reigns promises to deliver over-the-top close combat, set in a massively open and fantastical world in a bleak, mutant-filled future. Up to 16 players can take part in multiplayer matches over a variety of game modes.

“SEGA is hugely proud of the work PlatinumGames has put in to creating a videogame with such a unique and engaging vision” commented Jurgen Post, COO of SEGA Europe Ltd. “Gamers will soon be able to experience the full adrenaline rush that comes from competing in explosive multiplayer matches of Anarchy Reigns.”

“Focusing on online play with Anarchy Reigns presented a new challenge for us here at PlatinumGames,” added Atsushi Inaba, Executive Director/Producer at Platinum Games. “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 America and Europe enjoy the Anarchy!”

Anarchy Reigns is expected to retail for £19.99/€24.99/$29.99.