Xbox Reveals an Extended Trailer for Anthem, BioWare's Destiny Rival

Xbox Reveals an Extended Trailer for Anthem, BioWare's Destiny Rival

The Javelin battle suit is online.

EA teased BioWare's newest IP, Anthem, yesterday at their press conference for the briefest of moments, but Microsoft was on stage to roll out Anthem's proper arrival. Now we have even more details about BioWare's action-adventure, online game.

The extended trailer begins with what looks to be a first-person portion before launching into Anthem's primary action segments which take place once the player loads up into the world's battle armor called the Javelin. Switching to a third-person perspective, the Anthem demo screams a harder action-adventure bent than BioWare Edmonton's RPG focus.

The demo showcases a party of customized Javelins as they venture into Anthem's wild unknown (a very gorgeous looking unknown by the way).

The brief teaser shown at EA's press conference showed very little of the game. A forested alien setting was briefly surveyed while a voice-over talked about a mysterious wall and how it served as armor. The potential conflict was teased as a battle between those behind the wall, and forces outside of it. There were also glimpses of a futuristic battle armor that, to be completely honest, looked like better versions of that gritty Bomberman X Zero reboot armor.

Anthem had the development name "Project Dylan," named after the musician Bob Dylan because BioWare wanted to create a game with as strong a legacy as Bob Dylan. Anthem is being developed by the original Mass Effect development team at BioWare Edmonton and will make heavy use of developing online features to create a "shared-world" experience. This same online service is why Anthem was delayed but an Anthem press release promises a Fall 2018 release.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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