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Anthem at E3 2018: major details and new gameplay footage revealed

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Anthem is Bioware’s next major title, offering a vastly different RPG experience compared to their usual fare. At E3 2018, a number of the developers sat down at EA’s conference to offer some details and present a deep dive into the overarching narrative and gameplay of the title. The game will cast players as Freelancers, specialised pilots of Javelin suits. It’s Freelancer’s jobs to travel into the hostile world and keep the human population safe from encroaching threats, while also unraveling mysteries of a planet abandoned by its gods.

Players will be able to outfit themselves in one of four suits, each representing a different style of play. These are the all-round Ranger, heavy-hitting Colossus, sneaky Interceptor, and the Storm, who is basically a wizard. The suits will all be heavily customisable, and a variety of vanity and cosmetic items will be available as microtransactions, and players can choose which Javelins they feel like piloting. However, Bioware was proud to confirm that there would be no lootboxes in the game, and that all the items would have no impact on gameplay at all.

Anthem will give players a shared world to explore together, one that features dynamic events that can make each gameplay session different. The game has a singleplayer hub so that gamers can advance the story at their own pace, surrounded by a shared multiplayer world for everyone to shoot and jetpack their way through.  The game is also being developed to receive gameplay and story additions for years to come.

The gameplay footage gave a short look at a typical mission. The game itself is beautiful, and the level of verticality and freedom of traversal easily set it apart from similar titles. It showed how various suits work together, each using terrain and unique abilities to their advantage. It ended on a cliffhanger, right as the squad was about to take on a level boss.

Anthem launches on 22 February 2019, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Last Updated: June 9, 2018


  1. Ghost In The Rift

    June 10, 2018 at 01:35

    Bioware use to be my favorite studio for story driven single player games, not liking this Destiny/ CO-OP approach so will hold onto my cash and not give in to games as a services. Happy for the gamer’s who like this Destiny type games, you can tell me if Bioware does a better job than Activision / Bungie , that has worked out SO well after all.


  2. Pieter Kruger

    June 10, 2018 at 09:29

    LOL @ all the hate this game is getting, really silly……is it really because:
    It’s EA?
    Was showns on Xbox/has Xbox marketing deal?
    Will be XB1X enhanced?
    Not single player focused?
    Destiny competition?
    Not Skate 4?
    All of the above?
    REALLY? I’m Pre Ordering it today, looks incredible!


    • Johann

      June 10, 2018 at 22:49

      It’s EA? Yes
      Was showns on Xbox/has Xbox marketing deal? No
      Will be XB1X enhanced? No
      Not single player focused? Yes
      Destiny competition? No
      Not Skate 4? Don’t even know/care what Skate 1-3 is


  3. G8crasha

    June 11, 2018 at 10:38

    This game is getting so much flak I’m curious to see the reviews.


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