A new video has been released by IGN which follows the ‘Hidden Depths’ mission in EA’s most anticipated game of 2019, Anthem. The video showcases Interceptor, Storm, and Colossus exo suits, or ‘javelins,’ completing a mission to find a secret manuscript hidden within a high tower.
IGN emphasized that the trailer shows how Anthem will integrate the game’s narrative within the gameplay itself, which can support both single and multiplayer. Some more of the banter between the player and the NPC’s has also been demonstrated, as well as a focus on how players can expect the Colossus and Interceptor to perform on the battlefield.
In Anthem, up to four players explore and battle in a dangerous, mysterious place populated by great characters and a unique BioWare story. Players will also create stories of their own while they play, so no two journeys are the same. Javelin exosuits make their pilots powerful heroes in the world, with awesome weapons and incredible special abilities that allow for combat and exploration in a hostile environment. Players will be able to customize and personalize their suits with unique paint jobs and gear so they’ll have the right tools to confront almost any situation, and look good doing it.
It is just a tad bit strange seeing the ‘Alpha Gameplay’ watermark at the bottom of the screen given that Anthem releases in just over a month. Perhaps it would be wise to take the release date with a pinch of salt, but the combat looks extremely solid so hopefully there are just a few rough edges that need to be rounded off.
Anthem is expected to release on February 22nd .