Anthem coming February 22 to PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Anthem coming February 22 to PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Anthem is an upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing video game being developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. The game is slated for a worldwide release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 22, 2019.

Anthem Gameplay

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Team with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both combined effort and individual skill. Each player’s choice of javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.

ADVENTURE TOGETHER AND TRIUMPH AS ONE IN ANTHEM

The truest Anthem experience is four players adventuring together and working as a team.

Anthem coming February 22 to PC, Xbox One, and PS4

It’s Easy to Join up with Friends

Anthem is built around the concept that you should be able to just play with your friends with as few hurdles as possible. So that means jumping in on a friend’s mission at any point, jumping back out if you need to, and having the challenges of the world not immediately punish you if your friends are at significantly different power levels than you are.

Discover the world of Anthem

Get to know the javelin exosuits, characters, progression mechanics, and other gameplay features.

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THE ULTIMATE ARMOR

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SUIT UP WITH JAVELINS

Every time you enter the world as a Freelancer, you’ll select a powerful javelin exosuit – armor designed to provide its pilot with incredible offensive and defensive capabilities. Move at incredible speed, rocket across the skies, or safely roam watery depths. As you play, you will constantly progress both your own abilities as a javelin pilot and the combat and traversal capabilities of your growing collection of exosuits.

Types of Javelin exosuits:

Ranger:

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The Ranger javelin is the first you’ll suit up in.

Your First Javelin

With its focus on precise damage and versatility, the Ranger javelin can suit any number of skill levels. Novice pilots will appreciate the wide array of weapons and abilities they can use to sharpen their skills, while experts will gravitate toward the Ranger’s emphasis on excellent marksmanship and skill mastery. So, whether you’re the newest Freelancer in your group or the most veteran, the Ranger is the gold standard for combat efficiency.

All Freelancers train on the Ranger first in Anthem. Not because it’s the easiest, but because it’s the most versatile. In the hands of a master lancer, the Ranger can achieve feats of combat prowess that no other javelin can touch.

The Ranger javelin has a deep bag of tricks to draw from, and there is no combat situation it can’t take on effectively. With access to a wide variety of weapon types, the Ranger is a true wild card that can complement any team and any mission.

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Ranger Javelin Weaponry

The Ranger is capable of wielding every weapon type except for Heavy Weapons (which can only be used by the Colossus javelin).

Ranger Javelin Melee Ability

Shock Mace: When the Ranger javelin chooses to mix it up at close range, it deploys an electrified mace to send a medically-inadvisable amount of voltage through its enemies.

Colossus:

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Anthem’s largest javelin.

Appetite for Destruction

We’ve all been there. Faced up against a roiling horde of fanged monstrosities, firing off round after useless round into the ocean of carapaced beasts, getting absolutely nowhere, and slowly at that. Well, friends, we don’t have to live like that anymore. Meet Anthem’s Colossus, a hulking war machine designed to clear out entire hives of vicious predatory fauna with mounted artillery, heavy arms, or even, yes, a flamethrower. It’s got reinforced armor plating. It’s got jet propulsion. It’s got a cannon. I’m pretty sure it’s even got a cupholder (it doesn’t). If you’re looking to trample through the wilderness in comfort with heavy artillery strapped to your back, the Colossus is for you.

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Colossus Javelin Weaponry

The Colossus cannot use the two smallest weapon types, Pistols, and SMGs, but is the only javelin sturdy enough to wield any of the Heavy Weapons.

Colossus Javelin Melee Ability

Heavy Smash: The Colossus can use its massive chassis as a weapon both in a diving smash attack from the air and a hammering melee attack. This not only clears out smaller enemies instantly but has a chance to knock down foes and leave them open to follow-up attacks.

Interceptor:

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Anthem’s most agile javelin.

As the smallest and sleekest of the javelins, the Interceptor is favored by Corvus’ long-range scouts, infiltrators, and assassins. But while it may not be the mightiest javelin in your arsenal, its agility and evasion are unmatched, and it has more than enough power to bring the fight to anyone foolish enough to underestimate it.

Always Two Steps Ahead

The Interceptor javelin might not have the imposing silhouette of the Colossus, but it still knows how to pack a punch. The Interceptor excels at getting in close to inflict damage and weaken its enemies, then dashing away before they can react. With powerful blades and a full suite of devastating abilities, the Interceptor is both incredibly self-reliant and an excellent supporting teammate.

Interceptor Javelin Weaponry

Each javelin may have two weapons for their loadout and can change them (along with the rest of their loadout) between missions. The Interceptor javelin is capable of wielding every weapon type except for Heavy Weapons (which can only be used by the Colossus javelin).

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Interceptor Javelin Exosuit Melee Ability

Every javelin has an innate melee ability which can be used to deal damage to targets at very close range. This ability does not need to be earned, nor can it be changed.

Double-Bladed Daggers:

The Interceptor uses a pair of double-bladed daggers to deliver a multi-hit flurry of slashes, dealing damage in a chain of powerful attacks that can be continued indefinitely.

Fast, Furious

With its lightning agility and powerful abilities, the Interceptor is able to turn overwhelming odds into certain victory. The Interceptor makes up for its scant armor as a true terror on the battlefield and an excellent addition to your javelin arsenal.

Storm:

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The Storm javelin is one of the exosuits you’ll unlock as you delve deep into the mysteries of this unpredictable world. And to stop the looming threat of the Dominion, you’ll need to master every one of your javelin’s abilities.

A Sound of Thunder

The Storm javelin first arrived in Fort Tarsis as a rumor. Developed by the Dominion in their Northern home of Stralheim, the Storm uses a powerful technology known as “seals” to boost the latent kinesis powers of its lancer. The result is a javelin that can float effortlessly above the ground and unleash the raw energy of the Anthem. Only through painstaking arcanist research has anyone outside the Dominion had a chance to wield the awesome potential of the seal technology. And while the Storm can channel unbelievable amounts of elemental force, it has little in the way of defensive capabilities and requires an expert pilot to stay above the fight and dish out damage from a safe distance.

Storm Javelin Weaponry

The Storm javelin is capable of wielding every weapon type except for Heavy Weapons (which can only be used by the Colossus javelin).

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Storm Javelin Melee Ability

Every javelin has an innate melee ability which can be used to deal damage to targets at very close range. This ability does not need to be earned, nor can it be changed.

Fiery Strike: The Storm uses the seals on its arm to deliver an explosive flash that deals damage and knocks back enemies that have gotten too close, giving the Storm time to reposition at a safe distance.

ALWAYS A NEW DANGER

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EXPLORE AN EVOLVING WORLD

Anthem’s vast, ever-changing world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies. Over time, Anthem will develop and expand – introducing unique stories, challenges, and world-shaking events. This world is both beautiful and deadly – and will test you on each expedition you embark on with your Freelancer team.

Ways to play the game:

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NOTE: As the game is still in development, all game features and ability names may be subject to change and there will be more to share. We’ll update as necessary.

All images used here belongs to Electronic Arts Inc.

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