Platinum Games follow 'Bayonetta,' 'Vanquish' with 'Max Anarchy'
Thursday 27 January 2011
Platinum Games, a studio with critical hits
Vanquish already under its belt, has its multiplayer title
Max Anarchy heading for an autumn 2011 release.
The information was revealed by Japanese magazine Famitsu, with gaming news site Andriasang providing a summary translation for English-speaking fans.
Both Bayonetta and Vanquish were resolutely single-player affairs, sharing a penchant for cramming levels full of eye-searing, button-mashing action.
Max Anarchy, by comparison, will include a single-player mode, but its focus appears to be firmly fixed upon the multiplayer arena.
Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba ( Viewtiful Joe, God Hand) told the magazine that the SEGA-published Max Anarchy will have a fighting game feel.
Inaba should be well-placed to deliver that, with a track record including the Wii's hyper-violent Mad World - in fact, Mad World's Jack Cayman has been glimpsed in screenshots from Famitsu's Max Anarchy spread.
Though there are plenty of online beat 'em ups already available for 360 and PS3, player numbers are usually capped at four players ( Castle Crashers, X-Men Arcade, Scott Pilgrim, TMNT Turtles in Time).
The most successful console titles to allow more players on the field tend to be first-person shooters ( Black Ops, Bad Company 2) or sports games ( FIFA 11 with its 11 vs 11 mode), so it looks as if Platinum is set to continue its experiment with established gaming trends.
However, since the October 2010 release of Vanquish, key staff members have left to join ex-Platinum man Shinji Mikami at Tango Gameworks, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media ( Fallout 3, Oblivion, RAGE).
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