EA has released a new trailer for Anthem, the upcoming action game developed by Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio BioWare. The trailer is called “Our World, My Story” breaks down two of the central pillars of Anthem, providing an insight into how players will experience the universe the game is set in and the narrative it tells.
“At the heart of Anthem is the concept of Our World, My Story,” BioWare says. “The distinctive combination of a shared, dynamic world and a personal story. Discover how these two elements help create a connected world that remains unique to every player.
“The world narrative advances for your whole team,” it continues. “You’ll get further into our world by taking on explosive missions offered by agents who need your help. These missions take you deep into the heart of anthem, while also developing the personal stories of each agent. Outside of the battles there’s freeplay, a chance for you to explore solo or with friends, uncover answers your questions about Anthem, and find powerful artifacts that could lead you to victory down the road … This is real-time storytelling, a reinvention of personal narrative in a multiplayer game.”
People will get an opportunity to sample some of this when a demo for Anthem is released on February 1, 2019. Announced during the game’s PAX panel, the “VIP demo” will be available to EA/Origin Access subscribers on Xbox One and PC. Access to it will also be granted to those that pre-order on any platform, which means those with a PS4, where EA Access is not available, won’t be left out.
At PAX, Anthem lead producer Mike Gamble said the demo is not “a tech test or a beta looking for feedback” and is instead a “slice of our game.” EA has confirmed the Anthem release date as February 22, 2019, so the wait to play the full game after the demo won’t be too long. Since its showing at E3 2018 executive producer Mark Darrah has been answering questions about about the game on Twitter. You can read about all these Anthem gameplay details here.