Bioware has teased the upcoming open world action-RPG game, Anthem, promising a brand new trailer at EA’s pre-E3 EA Play event.
The news was shared by the largely dormant Anthem official Twitter handle. The account has remained silent since June last year, but suddenly sparked back into action late last week. The short clip provides a few seconds of game engine cinematic content, then jumps to an Anthem branded logo teasing the aforementioned trailer. The video is accompanied by a haunting female voice uttering ‘Something is out there. It wants to destroy us all’.
An accompanying post on EA’s web site goes into more detail about what to expect from the EA Play showcase. The trailer itself will provide insight into Anthem’s narrative, the characters, and dangers players face. Game play footage revealing new mechanics, and coverage of the combat system are also confirmed, including insight into the Javelin exosuit that features as a core component of the game.
New artwork for Anthem was also released, with the game’s Lead Producer Michael Gamble confirming via Twitter that it is the official box art.
The livestream takes place on June 9th from 11 am PDT or 2 am HKT, and features members of the development team including BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson, Executive Producer Mark Darrah, and Lead Writer Cathleen Rootsaert, who are coming prepared with revealing details about Anthem and will share ‘concept and production art’ as well. You can tune in via EA’s site, YouTube, and Twitch.
Anthem was first announced back at E3 2017 with very little news since other than a trickle of details and an interview with the title’s general manager, Casey Hudson. In the wake of Mass Effect: Andromeda’s lukewarm reception, Bioware is eager to offer ‘new experiences and innovation, but we must stay focused on the importance of the world, character, and storytelling elements that players expect from our games’. Bioware has been hard at work ensuring Anthem tells a gripping and compelling story.
As it stands, Anthem is set for a 2019 release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you missed it you can catch the trailer and game play videos from last year’s E3 event below.