Platinum Games has revealed a seventh character for the late 2011 multiplayer brawler Anarchy Reigns. Burly bookworm Nikolai puts his learning to use in the arena with a pair of electrified gauntlets.
Anarchy Reigns, an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title, is due for release sometime between September and November 2011.
Publisher SEGA has been coy about nailing down a more precise timing during what will be an increasingly busy retail period.
Platinum Games is known for the pad-pummeling Bayonetta, the over-the-top, satirical shooter Vanquish, and one of the Wii's most violent titles, MadWorld.
Four of the seven known Anarchy Reigns characters also made appearances in MadWorld.
Platinum co-founder Shinji Mikami ( Resident Evil series) has since left to produce June's Shadows of the Damned and set up Bethesda's Tango Gameworks studio.