Bioware and EA have releases the highly anticipated Anthem today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It has had a rocky launch so far, with a lot of gamers complaining about the online shooter - including the loading times. There is a Day 1 patch that apparently resolves some issues, so let us know on Twitter what you think!
New Shared-World Action Shooter from BioWare Now Available on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation 4, More Content Arriving in March
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and BioWare officially launched Anthem™, inviting players to don their javelins and fully immerse themselves in this brand-new world as a team of four. Players take on the role of Freelancers, and will work together to unleash their power with amazing abilities and coordinated teamwork, utilizing each javelin’s unique strengths to build a formidable team.
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Storm, Ranger, Colossus and Interceptor Javelins (Graphic: Business Wire)
“I feel remarkably similar to when we launched the original Mass Effecttrilogy,” said Casey Hudson, General Manager of BioWare. “I’m excited, anxious and incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished. I sincerely hope our players enjoy what we have created, and I look forward to the countless stories we’ll tell in the world of Anthem in the weeks and months to come.”
Anthemalso delivers amazing characters and deep lore that allows players to immerse themselves in the world and embrace its mysteries, as well as regular new content that will change the world and keep the experience fresh and new. In the game, players will square off against the nefarious Monitor, the leader of the militaristic Dominion who seeks to bend the very powers of creation and destruction to his will. The Freelancers must thwart the Monitor’s schemes to control the Anthem of Creation, or else he could tear the entire world apart and plunge the planet into ultimate chaos.
Launch is just the beginning for Anthem, as the game will continue to grow and evolve through free live service content updates. Over the next 90 days alone the game will deliver new missions, new rewards, a new stronghold and more. Perhaps the most noteworthy inclusion will be the introduction of the first Cataclysm, a world-changing event that will bring with it an entirely new experience. During the course of the game’s life new stories, characters and villains will emerge and players will be treated to ongoing excitement and conflicts.
Anthemis developed by BioWare and is available now for Xbox One, Origin on PC and PlayStation®4. For more information on Anthem visit https://www.ea.com/games/anthem. Join the Anthemconversation on Twitter and Facebook.
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