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EA and BioWare reveal Anthem


[Updated with gameplay trailer, game details]

The most interesting announcement from EA’s EA Play event yesterday was surely BioWare’s Anthem. That teaser trailer sure looked awesome, even though we don’t know a heck of a lot about the game. We’re kinda getting Destiny vibes, but we could be wrong…

We do know that a gameplay reveal is scheduled for today’s Xbox press conference, so make sure to check back! [Update: gameplay video below]

Anthem Official Gameplay Video:

See the press release too.

Today, Electronic Arts Inc. gave the world its first look at Anthem, the brand-new IP being created by BioWare. Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG, where players can delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity.

“Our developers at BioWare have been creating something special, said Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Worldwide Studios. “We’re pushing Frostbite to new heights, developing a game unlike anything EA has ever made before. We’re telling a new story, creating a social, co-operative experience, and putting it in a contiguous open world that is dynamic and will be ever-changing for years to come.”

In Anthem, up to four friends can 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. Throughout their adventure, players can outfit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits, each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players can also customize their Javelin with gear they earn and craft throughout the adventure, and leave a lasting mark on the world.

Those who want to learn more about Anthem are encouraged to check out the official website, and sign up for theAnthem newsletter to be the first to receive new details about the game.