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Why you should be excited about Anthem

This February marks a release of some of the biggest game titles out there but probably the greatest of the bunch is Anthem game. Developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, Anthem has the potential to become the next big thing.

Development of the game started immediately after the release of the final Mass Effect game, in 2012. The first glimpse of the game was teased in E3 2014, however, BioWare hasn’t shared any plans about the release until E3 2017. The game was scheduled to be released by the end of 2018 but the scope of the game was so immense that the company had to reschedule. Now slated for February 22nd release, Anthem game will reach PC, PS4 and Xbox One players simultaneously.

Having in mind that BioWare spent the last 7 years developing this project is well-enough of a reason to be excited. However, the hype is even stronger if you’re following the studio’s news – BioWare expects Anthem to sustain the company for at least 10 years which is mind-blowing, to be frank. According to BioWare, the company hopes to push yearly content updates long after the games’ official release and keep the game alive for years to come.

It would seem that plans might be ambitious but so is the new game. Anthem combines third-person shooter mechanics with aspects of an action RPG, thus giving players a huge open world to explore. The gameplay is focused on multiplayer hunts and raiding. Similarly to FPS hit Destiny, Anthem game is all about running missions to earn experience and to find a new gear in order to progress through the story.

Players of Anthem will be able to play a variety of classes. There are four main types of exosuits called Javelins which represents different gameplay styles – Ranger, Colossus, Storm, and Interceptor. Players will be able to freely swap between them and customize each suit with the loot collected in the game world. You can check them out in action here in the video below.

Anthem also tells a story about the ancient mythical gods and a source of incredible power called the Anthem. Player assumes the role of a character known as Freelancer, who is sent on various missions to defend the world of Anthem, from both the impending storm and the Dominion forces. Here’s a short peak.

Only time will tell if Anthem video game will live up to its expectations, which are fairly high considering the name and the previous experience of the developer. However, similar scale projects from other companies (Destiny, The Division) have fallen short in the past. So BioWare has to bring their A-game to stand up for the challenge.

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