One of the most exciting and intriguing reveals of this year’s E3 was BioWare’s Anthem. The title clearly draws inspiration from the studio’s most successful IP, Mass Effect, but it has its own unique atmosphere and storyline.
General Manager of BioWare Aaryn Flynn revealed little snippets of the game’s storyline during an interview with CBC Radio. Players will play as a member of a peace keeping group called the Freelancers, who try their best to protect the rest of humanity based in an alien planet.
The story is that you are part of humanity, and you’re a member of a group called the “Freelancers”, who are out there to protect and save humanity on an alien planet far away.
It’s in a genre we call “science-fantasy”, it’s very much like Star Wars, very much like the Marvel universe where you see a lot of amazing things happening but we don’t worry too much about why they’re happening or how they’re happening, the science of it. Mass Effect is more of a real hardcore science-fiction IP, this one is much more about just having fun in a game world that is lush and exotic and really sucks you in.
Anthem is expected to release some time next year for PS4, Xbox One and PC.