Anthem Will Not Feature Romances

No touching.

A hallmark of BioWare games won’t be making it into Anthem, as the developer confirmed there will be no romances in the game.

Revealed by GameInformer, lead producer Mike Gamble has said:

“There are no romances. There are friendships. Some of the stuff we did with Mass Effect – the Citadel DLC specifically – there was a lot of friendship moments. You and Garrus sitting up, shooting – that kind of stuff, we want to lean into that. The romantic stuff, we’re moving away from that for Anthem.”

Exit Theatre Mode

There are relationships created in the course of the game, but they won’t lead to romantic encounters as in Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

As you might expect, EA Play brought some new details about the game, including a release date, and the fact that there will be no loot boxes.

We’ve got a lot of new info ourselves, after we got to visit the studio during development – I recommend you check out everything we learned about BioWare’s brand new world

Anthem Standard Edition are preorderable for PS4Xbox One, and PC.

Preorders are rewarded with VIP demo access and a unique in-game Founders banner. Standard edition buyers also receive a legendary weapon and the Legion of Dawn Armor Pack for the Ranger Javelin.

Anthem Legions of Dawn Edition are preorderable for PS4 and Xbox One.

The higher-tier Legion of Dawn Edition includes all of that as well as the full set of Legion of Dawn armor packs for all four classes, a Ranger Javeline gear attachment, and the digital soundtrack.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he’s sad we won’t get to see mech suits trying to hug. Follow him on Twitter.

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