Five Things You Need To Know About Anthem

When BioWare’s next game Anthem, the game that lets you fly around in awesome mech suits, was announced, fans of the developer were perplexed. A studio that is widely known for their exquisite narrative driven single player games were developing an online multiplayer focused game in the same vein as Bungie’s Destiny franchise.

Here is what you ‘MUST’ know before you step into a javelin suit and fly around the world of Anthem.

  1. You get to fly around in Javelins

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Basically, rudimentary versions of Iron-Man’s armour. Each of these Javelins has their own playstyle and controls differently in both combat and traversal. The four Javelins that will be available in the game initially are:

The Colossus- Tank
The Ranger- Allrounder
The Interceptor- Stealth Assassin
The Storm- Mage

2. There’s a Story

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After the Gods mysteriously disappeared leaving behind their tools, which harnesses the Anthem a pure source of creation, humanity has struggled to survive the savaged and seemingly in-complete world, carving out their existence in Fort Tarsis, one of the last bastions of humanity. Now, an old foe has begun to rise once again as the Dominion has started to rise in the North. They want one thing and one thing only and that is to control the Anthem and use it to subjugate the rest of humanity.

As a Freelancer, one of those cool Javelin wearing dudes, you are tasked with protecting Fort Tarsis by venturing deep into the world and trying to stop the Dominion at any cost.

3. You can choose and customize your abilities and look

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Anthem will allow players to change the loadout of their respective Javelins to suit their specific playstyle. And while each Javelin does sort of have a pre-defined role (such as the Colossus being the tank) there is still a lot of flexibility in how you can set-up each Javelin’s abilities.

The players will be able to change the colour of their various Javelin armour pieces, add decals, and even change the specific material type that each armour piece is made of.

Anthem will separate cosmetics from gear meaning that you will be able to change the look of your Javelin without it affecting your perks or armour score. 

4. There’ll be a ‘LOT’ of killing

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As a Freelancer, you’ll be tasked with beating the living daylights out of various enemies and creatures. This means you’ll need access to an arsenal of weapons. Anthem will have all the weapons you’ve come to expect in games such as these, from heavy machine guns to hand pistols and even sniper rifles with most weapons having some sort of perk attached to them depending on their rarity.

5. There will be microtransactions (Boo!)

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Anthem is, after all things said and considered, an EA game. It lays in the shadows of a cursed land, or shall I rather say cursed publisher. As of yet, EA has said that the microtransactions will be cosmetic only, but EA is not a publisher that I can trust.

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Top 5 Best Upcoming Games Of The Month- February 2019

February is the month where a few long-awaited titles finally land in our hands. While some titles are such as Crackdown 3 is already generating quite a hype, titles like Metro Exodus have been a part of a long argued debate on the fact that it will be released exclusively on Epic Store. So without any more fuss, let’s jump into best games that are coming out this month.

God Eater 3
Release Date- 8 February 2019

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God Eater 3 is an action role-playing game developed by Marvelous First Studio and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. As the third main entry in the God Eater series, the game is set to be released in February 2019 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4

Metro Exodus
Release Date- 15 February 2019

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Metro Exodus is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. It is the third instalment in the Metro video game series based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels. It is set to follow the events of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light.

Crackdown 3
Release Date- February 15 2019

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Crackdown 3 is an upcoming action-adventure video game for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One with development being headed by British developer Sumo Digital and published by Microsoft Studios.

Anthem
Release Date- 22 February 2019

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On a world left unfinished by the gods, a shadowy faction threatens all of humankind. The only thing that stands between these villains and the ancient technology they covet are the Freelancers. Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artefacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuit grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one. Anthem invites you to experience a co-operative Action-RPG set in a new and mysterious world from BioWare and EA.

Far Cry: New Dawn
Release Date- 15 February 2019

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Far Cry New Dawn is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game is a spin-off of the Far Cry series and a narrative sequel to Far Cry 5. It is due to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15, 2019.

Azur Lane: Crosswave Adds Illustrious And Ajax, Japanese Limited Edition Announced

Compile Heart has released the second in its series of “Ryuu News” videos for advance naval RPG Azur Lane: Crosswave.

The video confirms that both Illustrious and Ajax will appear as playable characters:

Illustrious

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It also confirms that a limited edition of Azur Lane: Crosswave will be released alongside the standard edition in Japan, which will include a booklet containing characters’ front, side, and back view illustrations. The limited edition’s full contents were not announced.

Azur Lane: Crosswave is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2019 in Japan.

Watch the video below.

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Genesis Alpha One Out Now on PS4, Xbox One & PC

Team17, a global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games and Freiburg, Germany-based independent developer Radiation Blue have today released the exciting Genesis Alpha One which blends together many exciting genres by mixing thrilling roguelike mechanics with ship building, survival, FPS and sci-fi elements.

Team17, a global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games and Freiburg, Germany-based independent developer Radiation Blue have today released the exciting Genesis Alpha One which blends together many exciting genres by mixing thrilling roguelike mechanics with ship building, survival, FPS and sci-fi elements.

Genesis Alpha One puts you in to the role of an interstellar pioneer, as you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission: find a new home for humanity. 

Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, travel down to a host of unique planets to mine and look for ancient technologies and artefacts, deal with terrifying alien infestations, clone new members for your crew and explore a vast, randomly generated universe.

Genesis Alpha One is out now for PlayStation 4Xbox One and the PC via Epic Games store for £24.99/$29.99/€29.99. A boxed version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is available from select retailers worldwide.

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Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Extended Announcement And Gameplay Trailers

Power Ranger: Battle for the Grid is easy to learn but hard to master fighting game that delivers a modern take on the Power Rangers franchise. The game features stunning graphics with vivid details and pits new and classic Rangers and villains against each other in team battles. Featuring a streamlined combat system, the game welcomes newcomers to the genre with simplified controls, while maintaining depth and detail for more intense and experienced competitors. Players will be challenged to test their skills online against friends and other players around the world, providing endless replayability. With new content and game modes releasing throughout the year, the game will continuously offer the community new ways to play and compete.

With cross-play across multiple platforms, all players whether on Xbox One, Switch, or PC, will be in the same player pool and will have the ability to compete against each other in real-time. Even when players change their platform, their mission progress they have worked to achieve will still be available to them, allowing for cross-progression and true seamless gameplay no matter where they play.

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Praey For The Gods Launches Via Steam Early Access On January 31, Consoles in 2019

Praey for the Gods is a brutal journey set on a desolate frozen island, where your only chance of survival is to destroy the very gods you believe in.

In Praey for the Gods, you play a lone hero sent to the edge of a dying world to discover the mystery behind a never-ending winter. Arriving with only the clothes on your back, you must survive the colossal dangers that you encounter. To restore balance and reclaim the land from the brink, you will be faced with questions that not even a God knows the answer to.

Console version will release later in 2019.

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Winning Post 9 Delayed To March 28 In Japan

Koei Tecmo has delayed Winning Post 9 from its previously announced March 14 release date in Japan to March 28 for “further quality improvements.”

Winning Post 9 will be available for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC.

If you missed it, read more about the game and watch the teaser trailer here.

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Spider-Man PS4 Version 1.14 Update Now Available, Adds ‘Bombastic Bag Man’ And ‘Future Foundation’ Suits

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Insomniac Games have released the version 1.14 update for Marvel’s Spider-Man, which includes the “Bombastic Bag-Man Suit” and “Future Foundation Suit” for Spider-Man.

Here is some background on the suits, via Insomniac Games writer Christos Gage on the PlayStation Blog:

Spidey has a long history with the Fantastic Four, going back to 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, when our rookie wall-crawler tried to join the team—only to end up fighting them! That was just the beginning of many years of adventure (including the 2010 Spider-Man / Fantastic Four miniseries written by yours truly and drawn by Mario Alberti) that has led us to today, with the new Fantastic Four comic written by longtime Spidey-scribe and game story contributor Dan Slott.

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There have been too many cool Spidey / Fantastic Four moments to count, but one of the most memorable in their illustrious history was in Amazing Spider-Man #258, when Spidey swung by the Fantastic Four’s headquarters for help with the alien symbiote he was wearing as a costume (that’s right, it later became Venom). The Fantastic Four got it off, but then Spidey was left in his underpants (we’d never do something that silly in the game… wait, I’m being told we did). So Spidey borrowed a Fantastic Four costume… but they don’t have masks! So, to conceal Peter Parker’s secret identity, his frenemy, the Human Torch, gave Spidey a grocery bag to wear on his head. As The Thing might say, what a revoltin’ development!

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Another chapter in their shared story came when Spidey actually joined the Fantastic Four, then calling themselves the Future Foundation, and they all wore cool black and white costumes. Hey, Dan wrote many of those issues, and I scripted one or two myself! That suit was awesome looking because – but you don’t want to hear me yap, look for yourself!

Marvel’s Spider-Man is available now for PlayStation 4.

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Metro Exodus ‘Weapons’ Trailer

The new Metro Exodus ‘Weapons’ Trailer elucidates on all the weapons in your arsenal. Be it a silent crossbow for assassination missions or a close range heavy hitter, you’ve got it all.

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Steins;Gate Elite Story Trailer

About the Steins;Gate series

In 2009, 5pb. and Nitroplus created the award-winning science-fiction, interactive visual novel known as Steins;Gate. Since then, the series has spawned a manga, drama CDs, a movie, a live-action stage play, and an anime, including an upcoming anime Steins; Gate 0, and is loved by fans worldwide.

About Steins;Gate Elite

Now, as Steins;Gate Elite, the game is fully remastered with animated scenes from the anime, creating a perfectly new, immersive experience. follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave. Their experiments in pushing the boundaries of time begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future.

 

Key Features

• Fully Animated Adventure – Indulge in all the beautiful animation from 24 episodes of the Steins Gate anime.

• A New Way to Time Leap – Experience the world of Steins Gate with this remastered, ultimate version that features newly animated sequences for certain endings.

• Branching Storylines – Every choice you make has its own consequence, shifting the world line closer or farther from reaching 1% divergence, providing a multitude of animated endings.

 

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