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Anthem: EA shows off new trailers and announces a release date

By reviews / 10. June 2018

Anthem is the next big IP from Bioware, the creators of the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series. First revealed at E3 2017, the epic sci-fi RPG aims to bring together single-player, multiplayer, shooting, and RPG elements in a similar vein to Bungies Destiny franchisealbeit from a third-person perspective

Most recently, we saw a host of new footage from the game at E3 2018, and got an announcement of the games intended release date, too. Whether the game actually makes that surprisingly exact target remains to be seen, but it gives us a pretty decent idea of when to expect the game to arrive.

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know include all the latest news, release date, gameplay and more!

Anthem news – EA Play trailers

After teasing us with a short trailer prior to EA Play, EA delivered a full cinematic trailer at its show just days before E3 2018 was due to begin. You can watch the new trailer below.

As well as a new cinematic trailer, we also got to see some more gameplay from the game as four players embarked upon a co-op mission together.

Anthem release date delayed

Anthem has officially been delayed to 2019 to make room for Battlefield 5 in October 2018The upcoming RPG will now launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 22nd, 2019, which is a little before the March 2019 release date EA suggested the game would have in a recent earnings report.

AnthemWhat is it?

Anthem is an open-world RPG that takes place in a strange, hostile alien world where humanity lives in a giant walled city, hiding from giant monsters. You take the role of a Freelancer; a heroic group that act as humanitys guardians and scouts beyond the wall in Iron Man-like suits of armour, known as Javelins.

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Anthem gameplayHow does it play?

Anthem is an open world RPG. During the Microsoft E3 2017 conference we saw you venture out of the city to find a missing group. The mission let you gather other freelancers into your squad and demoed a variety of enemies, ranging from hulking, wild alien monsters to mysteriousScars”, which appeared more advanced and had guns.

Exact customisation and gameplay options remain vague, but Bioware has confirmed you will be able to customise your Freelancers Javelin armour. Javelins will come in four different typesRanger, Colossus, Interceptor and Storm, and each have their own set of skills and equipment options.

Your choices will also impact upon the world of Anthem, and the world will change the way you play the game with features like variable weather and seasons. Although the game has a heavy multiplayer focus, Bioware has stressed that you should be able to experience its story while playing solo.

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Anthem MicrotransactionsWill it have them?

Again, following criticisms of Star Wars Battlefront 2s microtransactions, fans are querying whether EAs subsequent titles will include similarly invasive forms of loot boxes. EA has since confirmed that it intends to keep microtransactions to cosmetic items only, and has also confirmed that Anthem will not feature loot boxes.

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