Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

The big announcements at EA Play ahead of E3 2018

The big announcements at EA Play ahead of E3 2018

These suits are the focus of gameplay and function as character classes with a number of distinct abilities that affect the way you approach combat. 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. "Too soon for details but will provide more when the time is right".

Oddly enough, BioWare has announced in a full cover story with Game Informer that the game will not feature any romantic relationships between players.

Much of the EA Play press conference revolved around expected announcements for the EA Sports line, including new entries in Madden, NBA Live, and Federation Internationale de Football Association coming this fall-but with one surprise.

As long as you have a solid internet connection, the promise is that anyone will be able to easily stream an ever-expanding library of games. Instead, it simply confirmed that the game would let players fight as a Jedi in events between episodes III and IV of the film series.

Since other players will only ever see you decked out in your mecha armor, you'll obviously want to make it as rad as possible.

So outside of the release date, what else do we know?

Continuing to invest in its EA Originals indie publishing initiative, EA revealed a striking-looking new indie game.

At the conference, EA revealed a brand new teaser, featuring a detailed look at the gameplay.

Here, Mass Effect style player choice is back, with players able to go back to their base and embark on offline reward gathering and interact with NPCs and influence the story.

Anthem will release on February 22, 2019 - a month earlier than the March release we last heard.

In Anthem, up to four players explore and battle in a unsafe, mysterious place populated by great characters and a unique BioWare story. Players will be able to customize and personalize their suits with unique paint jobs and gear so they'll have the right tools to confront nearly any situation, and look good doing it. The latter's launch is far more limited, however, with Android users having first crack at the game's "pre-alpha" test version.

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