The release of Platinum Games' crossover beat 'em up Anarchy Reigns has been delayed until 2013 in western markets.

The online brawler, which most notably pits characters from Bayonetta and MadWorld against each other in bloody combat, was due to come out next month. Its original release was supposed to be in spring, 2011.

Sega has cited company-wide restructuring for the most recent delay.

"Due to the on-going restructure through SEGA Europe and SEGA America, the release campaign for Anarchy Reigns has had to be re-evaluated," it wrote.

"As such, we are now looking to launch the title in Europe and America in Quarter 1 of 2013. We look forward to gamers in the west experiencing the exhilarating action and unique vision of Anarchy Reigns upon its release."

The game is still listed to come out on July 5 in Japan, under the name Max Anarchy.