E3 2018: Anthem Gets February 2019 Release Date, New Trailer

  • E3 2018: Anthem Gets February 2019 Release Date, New Trailer

E3 2018: Anthem Gets February 2019 Release Date, New Trailer

At the end of EA's Play event ahead of the official E3 conferences, three members from BioWare took to the stage for a deep dive on the title - dropping a cinematic trailer alongside extended footage of gameplay.

Most of the new images for Anthem showcase the four distinct Javelin exosuits that players will be able to control. "And we're really excited by the way the new Battlefield is shaping up". Instead, Tarsis offers a single-player, plot-filled hub full of computer NPCs, game-altering decisions, and friendship possibilities.

The decision to move away from "pay-for-power" advantages comes with a backstory for the publisher, which was highly criticized after revealing the extent of microtransactions in "Star Wars: Battlefront II" a year ago.

They will also get early access to Madden 19, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V and Anthem. While no screens or clips were shown, during a casual conversation, the game's producer revealed that Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be set between Episode III and IV.

As such, the game world's story can be unraveled and expanded upon without directly interfering with the world itself. The suits are called Javelins.

While it is not impossible to play alone, solo has been described as potentially more hard without the full four person team. With a release date of February 22nd 2019 confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, we got both a longer look at Anthem's gameplay and a proper explanation of the game from key players at Bioware.

As for the story, we're still only getting high-level details, but here's what we know.

The story features players living in a world that is unfinished. When players step out into Anthem's risky world, it will be a place inhabited by other players.

Another game revealed at EA Play was another EA Originals title by Jo-Mei Games, called Sea of Solitude where a young woman who's suffering from loneliness has to struggle with her inner monster - her loneliness - which is turning her into a literal monster in the real world. Put on your Javelin suit, boost out into the wilderness, and you can team up with other players again. Bioware developers at E3 stressed that despite being a multiplayer experience, Anthem, and its future add-on content, will prioritize story and character in the way Bioware fans have come to hope for.