We knew that Anthem would be a major focus of EA’s press conference at E3 this year, and they didn’t disappoint, with a cinematic trailer, a deep dive into the gameplay and story, and a firm release date of February 22nd 2019.
Bioware took to the stage to discuss the highly anticipated game, a social, connected Action-RPG with cooperative multiplayer at its heart. “Players can customise an array of powered Javelin exosuits and team up to face a dangerous and ever-changing world through exploration and combat.” Check out the cinematic trailer first below and then get your body ready for the gameplay trailer that follows.
Bioware also outlined the four different types of Javelins or classes, and you can switch between them during play. They are: Ranger, Colossus, Interceptor and Storm. To say that the gameplay they showed was tantalizing to say the least is an understatement. The players look so small in comparison the world, which looked stunning, with some really stunning visual effects and a completely breathtaking atmosphere.
While you can customise your Javelin to look how you want, complete with paint-jobs,there was clarification that there will be no loot boxes or microtransactions that impact the power of your character, just cosmetic upgrades that you will know what you’re getting. No random bits and pieces. Oh, and here is the detailed gameplay overview. Skip to about 13:15 for the uninterrupted gameplay section.
Anthem will be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on February 22nd 2019.