The latest science fictions action RPG offering from the EA Bioware team. Bioware known for creating intricate story driven experiences such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Anthem directly challenges Activitsion Blizzard’s Destiny 2. Both franchises exist in a post apocalyptic science fiction universe centered around a single human city where the last of humanity struggle to survive.
The Bioware team is facing criticism regarding the performance of the Mass Effect Andromeda launch and long content development cycles for their MMORPG offering Star Wars: The Old Republic. Bioware has since addressed many of the glaring Andromeda issues in a series of patches and released long awaited Operations updates to SWTOR with a renewed effort to provide a clearly defined road map for players.
Anthem Official Gameplay Reveal
In Anthem, a new shared-world action-RPG from EA’s BioWare studio, team up with friends as Freelancers—the bold few with the courage to leave civilization behind and explore a landscape of primeval beauty.
Wield an arsenal of Javelin exosuits, each equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Band together with friends, confront the dangers you find, and grow in power with every step.
Anthem Official Teaser Trailer
In Anthem, a new game from EA’s BioWare studio, explore a landscape of primeval beauty, confront the dangers you find, and grow in power with every step.
Players will assume the role of a Freelancer, one of a group of bold and courageous people who leave their civilization to explore a lush and dangerous landscape.
Anthem is an action role-playing game set in an open world environment in which the player takes the role of a Freelancer donning fully customizable exosuits called Javelins. These suits can be customized to have various unique weapons and superhuman abilities. Two classes of Javelins were shown during Anthem’s presentation at Microsoft’s E3 2017 Conference. One was the Ranger, which is an all-around and balanced Javelin, and the Colossus, which is a larger and more heavily armored Javelin made to fill in more of a tanking role.
The game features both single-player and co-operative multiplayer elements in a “shared-world” that can have up to four squad members per team. Teams can fight savage beasts and ruthless marauders while exploring lost ruins and experiencing massive, world-altering terrain occurrences, such as “Shaper Storms”.
Drew Karpyshyn, known among other things for his work on the Mass Effect series of games, is one of the writers of the game.
BioWare Edmonton teased the game at E3 2014. Anthem was officially teased during EA’s EA Play pre-E3 press conference on June 10, 2017. Gameplay was demonstrated for the first time during Microsoft‘s E3 press conference, the next day running on Xbox One X. – Source: Wikipedia