Director Jon Warner takes us on an adventure with four players as they traverse the open world of Anthem in this gameplay demo.
Anthem combines third-person shooter and action role-playing game elements in a “contiguous open world” shared with up to four other players in which they take the role of a Freelancer donning fully customizable exosuits called Javelins. These suits can be customized to have various unique weapons and superhuman abilities. Two classes of Javelins were shown during Anthem’s presentation at Microsoft‘s E3 2017 Conference. One was the Ranger, which is an all-around and balanced Javelin, and the Colossus, which is a larger and more heavily armored Javelin made to fill in more of a tanking role. Players can build relationships with various non-playable characters, but they cannot establish any romantic relationship with them.
The game features both single-player and co-operative multiplayer elements in a “shared-world” that can have up to four squad members per team. Teams can fight savage beasts and ruthless marauders while exploring lost ruins and experiencing massive, world-altering terrain occurrences, such as “Shaper Storms”.
Anthem will be released worldwide on February 22, 2019.