Release Date: February 22, 2019
G-O Number: 0017-PS4-N
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Alcohol Reference, Language, Mild Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence
This is a third-person shooter in which players use mechanized suits called Javelins to battle monsters, outlaws, and soldiers in a fantastical world. Players use their Javelins to engage in melee combat as well as gunfights. Players use machine guns, pistols, shotguns, rifles, cannons, and explosives to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by gunfire, cries/sounds of pain, and explosions. Mild blood-splatter effects are sometimes depicted when characters take damage. During the course of the game, a character can be seen slowly smoking from a pipe (text reads "inhales from pipe."; "Exhales smoke."); the dialogue also contains references to alcohol (e.g., "Amal's made some fancy-pants cocktail with Fortuo Brew."; Too busy being drunk. Or trying to be drunk."; "Crap. I'm low on beer."). The word “sh*t” appears in dialogue.
On a world left unfinished by the gods, a shadowy faction threatens all of humankind. The only thing that stands between these villains and the ancient technology they covet are the Freelancers.
Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artifacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuit grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one. Anthem invites you to experience a co-operative Action-RPG set in a new and mysterious world from BioWare and EA.
- Individual heroes unite to triumph as one: The heart of Anthem is a connected, social experience. Team up with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both teamwork and individual skill. Each players choice of Javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role on the team. Set out together on an expedition or drop a contract to call in friends to assist with difficult challenges. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.
- Choose from an arsenal of customizable exosuits: Every time you enter the world as a Freelancer, you will access your collection and select a powerful Javelin exosuit " armor designed to provide its pilot with incredible offensive and defensive capabilities. Move at incredible speed, rocket across the skies, or safely roam watery depths. As you play, you will constantly have the opportunity to progress both your own abilities as a Javelin pilot and the combat and traversal capabilities of your exosuits.
- Personalize your Javelins to showcase your accomplishments: The Javelin exosuits " and accompanying gear, weapons, and equipment " can be heavily customized and personalized. As you rank up and defeat powerful foes, youll gather loot and complete milestones in the game, unlocking amazing personalization options that turn your Javelins into testaments to your ability and achievement.
- Explore an ever-changing world of danger and mystery: Powered by EAs Frostbite game engine, Anthems visually spectacular, evolving, and open world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies. As a live service experience, Anthem will change and grow over time " introducing new stories, challenges, and cataclysmic events. This world is both beautiful and deadly " and will strategically challenge you with each new expedition you embark on with your Freelancer team.