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Anthem

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Release Date: Feb. 22, 2019

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'Anthem' (ALL) Live Action Short By Neill Blomkamp Later This Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2019 @ 4:39 p.m. PST

Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG, where players can delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures.

Upon an unfinished world, humanity struggles to survive in a savage environment full of diverse threats. Equipped with incredible Javelin exosuits, a faction known as the Freelancers seeks to tip the balance in mankind’s favor.

In Anthem, up to four players explore and battle in a dangerous, mysterious place populated by great characters and a unique BioWare story. Players will also create stories of their own while they play, so no two journeys are the same.

Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artifacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuit grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one.

Javelin exosuits make their pilots powerful heroes in the world, with awesome weapons and incredible special abilities that allow for combat and exploration in a hostile environment. Players will be able to customize and personalize their suits with unique paint jobs and gear so they’ll have the right tools to confront almost any situation, and look good doing it.

In Anthem, you will unravel the world’s mysteries and take on its most fearsome challenges together. Shared danger means shared glory, and successful Freelancers will all be richly rewarded for successful exploits.

EA and Neill Blomkamp (Academy Award-nominated director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie) announced that they have collaborated on Conviction, an original live-action short-film based on BioWare’s Anthem, which will debut Feb. 14, 2019 on the Oats Studios YouTube channel.

In Conviction, Blomkamp brings the vast world of Anthem to life with his own story set decades before the beginning of the game. This live-action short invites viewers to experience Blomkamp’s unique style of creating photorealistic visual effects and bringing them seamlessly into the real world, this time with EA’s highly-anticipated new game.

In the short, people will see the player city of Fort Tarsis in the game come to life, and the freelancers that live within it. These freelancers who use Javelin exosuits, have been re-created by Neill’s team to show them in live action as they fight off the main villain and head of the evil Dominion faction, the Monitor.

“I was really blown away by this incredible world BioWare created the very first time I saw Anthem,” said Neill Blomkamp. “Conviction sets the stage with a narrative that touches on Anthem’s beautiful and immersive world, which is ripe for exploration by these powerful Javelins. A world where danger is lurking on every ledge and in each valley.”

Key Features:

  • Take on challenges as a team: Join with up to three other players and venture into danger with combat that rewards teamwork.
  • Forge your Javelin arsenal: Choose from four powerful Javelin exosuits each time you enter the world, customizing each to fit your playstyle and show off your achievements.
  • Meet memorable characters: Discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters within the walls of Fort Tarsis.
  • Explore an ever-changing world: Powered by Frostbite, the Anthem open world features unpredictable conditions and enemies which evolve over time throughout the live service.

Anthem will be available worldwide February 22 for Origin for PC, Xbox One and PS4.


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