Anthem Game Pre-Order, Demo And Release Date Guide (US)
Time to suit up.
BioWare's upcoming third-person shooter RPG, Anthem, is scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on February 22. In Anthem, you can go it alone or take to the skies with up to three friends to tackle story-based campaign missions, fetch quests, and challenging raid-like strongholds.
You'll take on the role of a Freelancer in Anthem, one of the soldiers trained to survive the grueling landscape of a hostile world. The city you protect will task you with different types of expeditions, ranging from exploring uncharted caverns to fighting off dangerous monsters. You'll do this with the help of armored exo-suits, called Javelins, that gift Freelancers with superhuman abilities, such as flight.
There are four Javelins scheduled to be included in Anthem at launch. All players start with the Ranger, which is designed for those who want to fight with precision or have access to an array of support abilities and grenades. While playing, you'll also unlock--in whichever order you want--the close-combat specialist Interceptor, long-distance and elemental caster Storm, and hulking tank-like Colossus. You'll also find new weapons and craft different pieces of armor for your Javelins, allowing you to shape your exo-suit in whatever way you desire.
There are two editions for Anthem, and pre-ordering either one nets you certain bonuses. We've outlined those bonuses, along with each editions' price and where you can pre-order them, below.
Anthem Pre-Order Bonuses
Regardless of edition, you'll get two bonuses for pre-ordering Anthem. The first is access to the exclusive VIP demo--which is happening this weekend from January 25 through January 27. The second is a Founders-themed player banner, which you can use to customize your in-game profile when Anthem launches. Certain retailers are offering their own exclusive pre-order bonuses as well.
Anthem Standard Edition
If you pre-order the standard edition of Anthem, you'll also get the Legion of Dawn armor skin for your Ranger Javelin, as well as a special weapon.
Here's where you can pre-order the standard edition now:
- Amazon -- $60 -- (digital copy) -- PS4 | Xbox One | PC
- Best Buy -- $60 (includes $10 reward certificate) -- PS4 | Xbox One | PC
- GameStop -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Microsoft Store -- $60 -- Xbox One ($53 with EA Access)
- Newegg -- $50 -- PS4 | Xbox One | PC
- PlayStation Store -- $60 -- PS4
- Target -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One | PC
- Walmart -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One | PC
Anthem Legion of Dawn Edition
Pre-ordering Anthem's Legion of Dawn Edition nets you the armor for all four Javelins, as well as a special legendary weapon and a few more bonuses, such as a Gear Attachment for Ranger and the digital soundtrack of the game.
Here's where you can pre-order the Legion of Dawn Edition now:
- Amazon -- $80 -- (digital copy) -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Best Buy -- $80 (includes $10 reward certificate) -- PS4 | Xbox One | PC
- GameStop -- $80 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Microsoft Store -- $80 -- Xbox One ($72 with EA Access)
- Newegg -- $70 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- PlayStation Store -- $80 -- PS4
- Target -- $80 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Walmart -- $80 -- PS4 | Xbox One
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