Anthem: Javelin, Flight, Customization, Co-Op Details, And More Revealed By BioWare
EA Play revealed more information about Anthem at the presentation this year, leaving many fans with more questions. Producers Mark Darrah and Michael Gamble have been doing their best to address these questions on Twitter, providing a wealth of new information about the upcoming game. Questions about javelins, flight, co-op gameplay and more were addressed by the team, giving a deeper look at the mechanics.
Players will start Anthem with the Ranger Javelin and will be able to choose which each mech suit they unlock after that. Each will be unlockable and can be interchanged between missions. Cosmetic options will include full skins and color customization that can be changed freely at any time.
The Javelin will not be able to fly backward, but can move backward while hovering and some can even strafe. Overheated thrusters will put players into a dive while in flight and some enemies will even be able to interrupt player mid-air. Jumping is possible in Anthem as well and some suits can double-jump. In addition, players will start with only one ultimate attack per mech suit.
According to the tweets exchanged between developers and the fanbase, players won’t have to contend with loading screens. However, there will be no other vehicles to pilot aside from the Javelin. Friends who join missions can complete them together, but rewards may be limited if they join late or skip storyline. When a player drops out they have a limited time to get back into the game to reap the benefits of a completed mission. Each player will get their own health, ammo, and weapon drops in-game as well.
Anthem is open-world, allowing for exploration without engaging in missions, however some areas may be too challenging for lower leveled or ill-equipped players to manage. The enemy faction will also have their own Javelins, adding diversity to the game.
Anthem will arrive on February 22nd, 2019 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Players can expect 4K resolution and 60 FPS on Xbox One, making it a pretty well-rounded game on all platforms. What are your thoughts on everything revealed about Anthem so far? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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