Amazon's Italian site has leaked the potential release date for Anthem about an hour ahead of EA Play, the first of the major E3 pressers planned by all of the big publishers. From even more info about Anthem from BioWare, to Unravel 2 - even that mysterious Star Wars game that Respawn has been working on - there was quite a bit to enjoy.
Fans can tune in to watch the EA Play conference on June 9 on the EA website, or you can catch all the action on Twitch and Youtube. "It gives us an opportunity to drop in an event that changes the game play for everyone". Developer DICE also promised the game would get its own battle royale mode with the Battlefield twist - including destructible environments that can be wrecked by the game's war vehicles. They also showed off some new gameplay quirks but not much else.
"Regardless of how it's being portrayed, we're not look at that as a delay, we've chosen to launch Anthem in [the fourth quarter]".
You'll be donning a Javelin exosuit as a Freelancer to venture out into the world to fight against The Dominion, a multitude of giant monsters, and other enemy factions. You'll be able to customize gear, weapons, and the look of each Javelin suit that you use.
"It's what we called "our would your story", explains Casey, "This is a living shared world, where everyone is playing together but when you finish the mission you come back to the base, which is a single player area and this is where your story really lives and breathes". 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.