After the single-player extravaganzas Bayonetta and Vanquish , it seems Platinum Games wants to pull a complete 180.
Those titles from 2010 didn't even offer a multiplayer option but their next project, as confirmed by Andriasang (citing Famitsu), will be "an online action combat game with support for large numbers of players." In development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Max Anarchy will offer the first online battling from the talented development team and although we don't have any screens just yet, players will be able to wield everything from chainsaws to torches during battle. Furthermore, Jack from Madworld on the Nintendo Wii will be a playable character. Famitsu had a long interview with Platinum's Atsushi Inaba, so we can probably expect an official unveiling some time soon; we'll be looking for some combat info and maybe even a debut teaser to tide us over. For now, all we know is that Max Anarchy should be released by Sega some time later this year.
We have difficulty getting all pumped for "online combat" games but when it comes to Platinum, we're more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. …it could be downright awesome.