Anthem Receives a Litany of New Screenshots Following EA Play

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Anthem got a bit of a story reveal at today's EA Play conference. So yeah, while there won't be any loot boxes, there will be micro-transactions. If that wasn't enough then later in 2018 the game will receive a significant update based around the Clone Wars era - one that will feature new maps, modes, heros and villains. In a deep-dive into the game, Hudson discussed the game's emphasis on crafting meaningful stories alongside its multiplayer experience. It's shaping up to be exactly what I'm looking forward too. Now, we have gotten more information about what you can get with Anthem's special edition. That means players who wish to do so can play the entire game on their own.

After years of shifting release windows, EA has given Anthem an official release date: February 22, 2019.

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In an audience Q&A, the Bioware team behind the game teased a kind of central hub world where single-player story and character interactions will take place as well as a larger open area for co-operative combat missions. You will be able to play solo, but things will be more hard that way since you'll have no back-up. "It gives us an opportunity to drop in an event that changes the game play for everyone". Essentially, BioWare's goal is to get Anthem players playing together and the implication is that having NPC squadmates would take something away from that sort of experience.

In Anthem, there are four suits that players will be able to use. 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. There wasn't much else said about it with details to follow at a later date, but the mixed reception from the crowd is surely going to make its way into a Crowbcat video. The BioWare fan also wanted to know why co-op seems to be such a significant focus of the game's marketing so far if co-op gameplay is actually optional and the game can be enjoyed solo.

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