Monday, February 11th 2019

EA Releases Anthem Launch Trailer... Two Weeks Ahead of Anthem Itself

So, this is kind of a strange, time-traveling move on EA (and Bioware's) part: a launch trailer that jumps the gun on the actual game by almost two weeks. So, granted, it isn't really two weeks - it's a ten-day period between today and Anthem's February 22nd launch. That said, there really are some more days left on the calendar - the launch trailer seems slightly premature.

Perhaps this is EA's way of keeping interest in Anthem and recapturing some of that original hype. With the game's demo being plagued by stability and server issues during the initial period, and the game's demo itself receiving a more lukewarm than not response from critics and the (more outspoken) community, it seems that interest in this Destiny killer has waned in recent times. Which really could be bad news, considering EA's history, and Bioware's last title, Mass Effect: Andromeda's, fate. There's also the possibility that the recent launch of EA's own sleeper-hit Apex Legends - which has recently garnered some 10 million unique players in four days since its inception. Perhaps the thunder is being stolen out of Anthem's feet with a series of unfortunate circumstances - not incidents. It remains to be seen. For now, instead of spelling doom left and right, just watch the small but cool Anthem launch trailer. Let's hope the story holds... For a game with no PvP, let's just hope the story holds.

Source: Anthem Youtube Trailer
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9 Comments on EA Releases Anthem Launch Trailer... Two Weeks Ahead of Anthem Itself

#1
TheOne
Don't forget that Origin Access Premier subscribers can start playing the 15th.
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ComedicHistorian
Exactly. I think it's actually the 14th and we can preload on the 13th. When I saw the launch trailer (before seeing this article) I didn't think twice about it because in my mind it's been "I'll be playing Anthem on the 14th" but yeah it is a bit early all things considered.
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#4
Countryside
Looks like a combination of Andromeda and Warframe
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Don't forget they haven't been clear about the microtransactions within the game and they kept dodging the question or ignoring it when games journalists reached out to them for comment to show them proof that the initial thing with the $20 suit they claimed was just them messing about and tweaking the economy and prices were always changing with each build update

I would stay away from this title for at least a week or two before buying
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#6
ZoneDymo
bit of a messy trailer tbh, way too many effects during the action scenes.
And what is that end sentence "you, are freelances" ... ermm ok? "you, work under contract", "you, get paid by the our", idk just sounded silly and empty.
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#7
Franzen4Real
ComedicHistorian said:
Exactly. I think it's actually the 14th and we can preload on the 13th. When I saw the launch trailer (before seeing this article) I didn't think twice about it because in my mind it's been "I'll be playing Anthem on the 14th" but yeah it is a bit early all things considered.
I have to admit I'm apparently quite oblivious as well.. I actually didn't even realize the release was the 22nd... its just been in my library with the Feb 13th preload date staring at me since forever. Having gotten a small taste of it in the demo, I think I'm a little more excited to check out Metro over this coming weekend. I have to wait for a few friends to get on the Anthem train before I'll be able to enjoy it at it's best. Definitely like to do the level grind and instances with my small group of gamer buddies ,over random LFG's.
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#8
c2DDragon
This game is tempting !
But...I will let you guys be the post launched testers (alpha->beta->launch->charlie ?), the charlie testers :D
I preordered Yakuza Kiwami, launch is the 19th. Perfect timing to not go into the first post launched problems with ANTHEM :)
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#9
rrwards
"There's also the possibility that the recent launch of EA's own sleeper-hit Apex Legends - which has recently garnered some 10 million unique players in four days since its inception. "

What possibility is there? This isn't a complete sentence.
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