Electronics Arts debuted its new IP, Anthem, during the EA Press conference on Saturday afternoon which is being developed by BioWare. They have done a pretty good job of keeping this one under wraps because it was a total surprise to me and I can’t remember hearing a whisper about this game.
The new IP was described as a shared-world action-RPG, where players can delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. You will also find savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity.
“Our developers at BioWare have been creating something special,” said Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Worldwide Studios. “We’re pushing Frostbite to new heights, developing a game unlike anything EA has ever made before. We’re telling a new story, creating a social, co-operative experience, and putting it in a contiguous open world that is dynamic and will be ever-changing for years to come.”
In Anthem, up to four friends can unravel the world’s mysteries and take on its most fearsome challenges together. Shared danger means shared glory, and successful Freelancers will all be richly rewarded for successful exploits. Throughout their adventure, players can outfit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits, each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players can also customize their Javelin with gear they earn and craft throughout the adventure, and leave a lasting mark on the world.
Those who want to learn more about new IP are encouraged to check out the Anthem website, and sign up for the Anthem newsletter to be the first to receive new details about the game.
Check out about nine minutes of actual gameplay that was presented at E3 this year in the action packed video below: