Main Take-Aways About Anthem From EA's E3 Conference

Main Take-Aways About Anthem From EA's E3 Conference

Main Take-Aways About Anthem From EA's E3 Conference

Opening and closing the show with clips and gameplay footage, developers announced a release date of February 22, 2019, for the upcoming action RPG.

A more in-depth look at BioWare's upcoming RPG game Anthem revealed more about the game that was announced at last year's E3. They have taken a step back, overhauled the progression and changed all loot boxes to cosmetic items only, adding a new hunt mode which has been hugely popular so far, and are now in the process of updating the squad system to improve they way the game is played. Players will be able to customize and personalize their suits with unique paint jobs and gear so they'll have the right tools to confront nearly any situation, and look good doing it. Depending on which javelin (the name for the Iron Man-like mech suits) you choose, you will either play as the ranger, colossus, interceptor, or storm classes. While no screens or clips were shown, during a casual conversation, the game's producer revealed that Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be set between Episode III and IV.

The gameplay reveal focused largely on full jetpack control, which allows the game's heroes (in suits called "Javelins") to fly up, over, and all around giant worlds and combat arenas, along with bombastic, third-person combat against giant, handsomely rendered beasts. The primary antagonists in the game, a faction about whom we know little more than its name (the Dominion), have learned how to manipulate the Anthem in their pursuit of conquering the world.

In Anthem, up to four players can explore and battle together. The game's main story can be played solo or cooperatively and same goes for exploring the game's open world. The game's Pre-Alpha is available for Android devices now, with a full release date not mentioned at this time. The fan-favorite platformer Unravel now has a sequel in Unravel 2. The new Origin Access Premier be available later this summer, for Rs. 999 per month ($15) or Rs. 6,499 per year ($100) which is not a bad deal if you really play games on a daily basis. BioWare's Casey Hudson, Mark Darrah, and Cathleen Rootsaert provided more details regarding the story and mechanics of Anthem.

That story isn't just for background - the world will indeed change in permanent ways as BioWare continues to support Anthem after launch.

Other notable nuggets from the EA Play event are that there are lots of EA SPORTS titles on the way. Unravel 2 will be releasing today on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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