E3 2018: BioWare's Anthem Release Date Revealed During EA Play

BioWare's first new IP in 10 years launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in February.

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Update: EA has now confirmed that Anthem will in fact release on February 22. Whether the February 19 date was a mistake or indicates some sort of early access period remains to be seen. Those with Origin Access Premier, a newly announced service, can play it first--they'll get full, unlimited access on PC on February 15. Those with EA Access and the standard Origin Access (now called Origin Access Basic) get 10 hours of access with the usual Play First Trial. The original story follows.

BioWare is poised to reveal more information about Anthem, its first new IP In 10 years, during EA's E3 2018 press conference today, but one critical piece of information has apparently leaked ahead of the briefing. According to a leak on Amazon Italy, the Destiny-esque shooter will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 19.

Anthem puts players in the role of Freelancers, who are tasked with exploring uncharted worlds and protecting humanity. Freelancers are equipped customizable exo-suits called Javelins, which can be outfitted with various weapons and abilities. Like the aforementioned Destiny, Anthem is designed as a "live service" game and places a heavy emphasis on cooperative, although BioWare assures it will also be playable solo.

BioWare first unveiled Anthem during last year's E3, although since then, new details about the game have been scare. Anthem's Twitter and Facebook accounts have lain dormant for nearly a year until just recently, when the social media pages shared a new clip and piece key art of the game.

EA's E3 press conference is scheduled to begin at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET; you can watch it right here on GameSpot. We'll have lots more on Anthem from E3 2018 this week and further down the track. Go to GameSpot's E3 2018 hub to follow along with all of the big news from the show.

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