Anthem is an online multiplayer action RPG being develop Bioware and being published by EA. Combining third-person shooter and action RPG elements, in an open world setting that can be shared with three other players. To play the role of a Freelancer that wear “customizable exosuits” called Javelins. There are four classes, Ranger, Storm, Interceptor and Colossus.
Slated to be released on February 22, 2019, on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Anthem is more focused on gameplay over narrative, which is what separates it from the “Mass Effect” series. Anthem is often compared to Activision’s “Destiny.” Anthem is an online only game, that will feature occasional “public events,” or “private events.” Unlike the Destiny series, Anthem is third person and he characters are more mobile wearing jet pacts. The jet packs are the main source of movement in the series.
The goal of the series is basically to take out monsters. According to EA, the story of Anthem starts as “The Gods set out to create the world in nine days, but stopped after three and disappeared. What they left behind is their tools — powerful artifacts that you, as a Freelancer, must keep from falling into the wrong hands.” However, for fans that love an engaging story simply head to Fort Tarsis. Here’s where players can interact with characters, receive missions and more.
EA will have a VIP demo from Jan.25 – 27, then a public beta out on February 1-3. Check out 8 mins of Freeplay Expeditions below: