E3 2017 brought to light some new game announcements, some that we didn’t even anticipate. BioWare surprised gamers at the E3 with the trailer of their latest game called Anthem. Not that it was completely unexpected. The company did tease the new game prior to E3 at EA’s Play event. But it was only yesterday when the actual footage and gameplay of Anthem were revealed.
Set in a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic world, Anthem features players that act as freelancers in the dynamic setting. The freelancers are on a mission to rescue fellow freelancers and they must do this by winding their way around a grassy terrain, jungles and forests filled with enemies.
Jon Warner, game director of Anthem explained the world of Anthem as “hostile” with “threats coming from any direction.” He further added the enemies wouldn’t be the only threat to the players. The game also incorporates dynamic weather changes called “shaper storms” that enhance the thrill of the quest.
The freelancers in the world of Anthem would all be wearing an exosuit called Javelin. These customizable exosuits will come with superhuman capabilities and allow the players to fly across the air.
The CEO of the Electronic Arts, Andrew Wilson, had also once talked about BioWare’s project back in May, saying that “the game is built around a live service, and through our creative process, we’ve decided to add more to the disruptive new social designs for our players.”
Check out BioWare’s Anthem in this trailer showcased at the E3:
The actual release date wasn’t given by BioWare but it did confirm the game would hit markets next fall in 2018. The game would launch for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.