The first video in our gameplay series tells you what you need to know about the world of Anthem, your powers, and what you’re up against.
Dive into an unfinished world ravaged by the Anthem, an energy source of pure creation that causes catastrophic disasters, violent storms, and terrifying mutations. Unleash your power with the javelins, suits of armor that give you superhuman abilities and help you fight back against overwhelming odds.
PEOPLE AND PLACES
It’s only been a few centuries since the Legion of Dawn fought back the deadly forces of this raging world and created a safe place for their people to live within. But the dangers outside humanity’s fortified cities never truly disappear, and an old enemy called the Dominion is rising anew to threaten that hard-won peace.
You are a Freelancer, an elite javelin pilot dedicated to protecting Fort Tarsis and the ones you love. To do this, you and your team must venture into the deadly world and stop the Dominion, no matter the cost.
Fort Tarsis is a fortified settlement where you interact with a cast of unique characters from all walks of life, pick up contracts from different factions, upgrade your javelins, and more.
Fort Tarsis is your ultimate center of operations and a beacon to return to when the day is through. All adventures begin and (if you’re lucky) end back at the Fort.
Your Crew and Your Friends
When you’re out in the world of Anthem, your crew will have your back, assisting you with mission intel, maintaining your mobile base of operations, and piling on the banter. You can meet and talk with them in the confines of Fort Tarsis, where you can get to know them, their stories, and their hopes for the future:
Meanwhile, other players will join you in javelins of their own and team up with you in the world outside Fort Tarsis. Together, you’ll complete missions, find gear, and earn experience points to level up your suits.
A ferocious militaristic society in the mountainous North, the Dominion seeks to subjugate all of humanity under their rule. They have long been your enemy, but now the Monitor, a ruthless Dominion commander, believes he can harness the the power of the Anthem and use it to end all the “needless suffering” he has seen.
It’s up to you to stop him from seizing control of it. If that happens, it will be too late to stop him.
GEAR AND PERSONALIZATION
There are four basic javelins for you to choose from: the versatile Ranger, the powerhouse Colossus, the agile Interceptor, and the elemental Storm. Each handles a bit differently and favors a different attack pattern - the bulky Colossus, for instance, can’t maneuver as well as the Interceptor, but can do a lot more damage in a single hit. Each javelin can execute two unique abilities, depending on the gear they have equipped, and a devastating ultimate ability.
Each javelin has two pieces of offensive gear, one piece of support gear, six components, and two weapons that can be switched in and out to customize your loadout. And every piece of gear has a power level that adds to your javelin’s overall Gear Score, which determines how powerful your suit is. As you level up, you’ll be able to find and equip more powerful gear when you explore the world and complete missions. Bring everything you find back to the Forge in Fort Tarsis , where you can customize your loadout to match the way you want to play.
Once you’ve got your javelin customized just the way you like it, it’s time to add a bit of flare. In the Forge, you can personalize your suits with different materials, paints, vinyls, and more to change how it looks. Each javelin has multiple pieces that can be personalized, so you can mix and match according to your preference to complete a suit that’s entirely unique. Visuals aren’t tied to function, so you can make your loadout and your appearance both fit you perfectly.
See What’s Out There
Team up with friends or attempt to take on missions and villains on your own -- the world of Anthem is waiting for you. Are you ready to face it?
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Anthem launches February 22, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, and PC. Early Access begins on February 15 for Origin Access and EA Access members.**
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