BioWare have revealed some exciting new details about Anthem, their ambitious sci-fi shooter, which launches on February 22nd 2019.
In Anthem, players will enter Tarsus, a hostile shared world of violent storms and giant monsters, assuming the role of Freelancers inside of sleek exo-suits known as Javelins. You will complete quests, explore gorgeous environments, and engage in lightning quick gunplay.
In addition to monsters, you will square off against a big bad known as the Dominion, ancient rivals of the Freelancers. They are trying to weaponize the titular Anthem of Creation, a powerful tool that has been left in the world by the gods.
During the conference, we saw some new gameplay and also heard more about the different exosuits in the game. These include the Ranger, the Colossus, the Interceptor, and the Storm. These will all have different abilities. The Ranger, for example, will be better for close-up combat, while the Colossus is much heavier and more specialized.
Interestingly, you will able to customize these suits, not only giving them new paint jobs, but also altering their geometry to your liking. It seems the spirit of BioWare’s previous RPG’s is still present in this grand new adventure.