Anthem’s release date appears to have leaked, just minutes ahead of EA’s press conference at E3 2018. The new release date, February 19, 2019, appeared on Amazon Italy earlier this afternoon. At time of writing, the page is still live, but we’ve got a screengrab below in case they take it down.
The leak also suggests that the game will be priced at €70.99, or roughly $83. That’s obviously quite a lot of money, even for a triple-A game from EA. It could be that this is a special edition of the game, although a translation of the page suggests that’s not the case. It could be that this is EA padding the money they feel they’ll lose if they don’t add microtransactions to the game, but that’s just speculation at this point.
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On top of all that, the product page also comes with a product description. Three bullet points read “In a world left unfinished by the gods, an obscure faction threatens the rest of humanity,” “Play with three other companions and assemble armor technology forged for battle and with unique powers,” and “Explore immense ruins, fight deadly enemies and make your own supernatural artifacts.”
Anthem, for those who missed the big reveal at last year’s E3, is BioWare’s answer to Destiny - an MMO-like co-op shooter, but one that draws on the developer’s experience in worldbuilding and dialogue.