With the likes of the Gundam and Pacific Rim as the prominent influences that they are, it’s no wonder we hold such fascination with giant robot battle armor. Although Titan Fall 2 is still adored all around, gamers everywhere have been waiting for the next big mech battle. At E3 2017, EA answered our prayers and at E3 2018 they deliver. Electronic Arts Inc. and BioWare took the stage at the EA Play event to not only offer a look at their new collaborative IP Anthem but also to announce its February 22, 2019 release date.
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. 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.
If you’re half as excited as I am you don’t even need to wait for the game’s full release. Anthem is now available for pre-order with those who do receiving VIP demo access and a unique in-game Founders banner. Those who pre-order the Anthem standard edition will also receive a legendary weapon and the Legion of Dawn Armor Pack for the Ranger Javelin as part of their pre-order content. In addition, those who purchase the Legion of Dawn Edition of Anthem for pre-order or after launch will also receive the full set of Legion of Dawn Armor Packs (including the Ranger Javelin Legion of Dawn Armor Pack), a Ranger Javelin gear attachment, the digital soundtrack and more.
Developed by BioWare, Anthem will be available worldwide February 22 for Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Origin Access Premier members can be the first to play the full game with unlimited access on PC starting February 15, and EA Access and Origin Access Basic members can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time as part of the Play First Trial.
Just a glance at the trailer and gameplay takes ones breathe away with the beautiful scenery and graphics we’ve come to expect from BioWare. Anthem sure talks a big game but here’s hoping it follows through. Keep an eye out for more on Anthem as E3 2018 continues.