Electronic Arts and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie), have announced that they have collaborated on Conviction, an original live-action short-film based on BioWare’s Anthem. In Conviction, Blomkamp brings the vast world of Anthem to life with his own story set decades before the beginning of the game. This live-action short invites viewers to experience Blomkamp’s unique style of creating photorealistic visual effects and bringing them seamlessly into the real world, this time with EA’s highly-anticipated new game.
The full short will go live tomorrow, February 14th on the Oats Studios YouTube channel, but you can watch the teaser video now. In the short, people will see the player city of Fort Tarsis in the game come to life, and the freelancers that live within it. These freelancers who use Javelin exosuits, have been re-created by Neill’s team to show them in live action as they fight off the main villain and head of the evil Dominion faction, the Monitor.
Check out the teaser for Conviction: An Anthem Story below:
Coming February 14, watch a live-action short from the mind of Neill Blomkamp set in the rich world of BioWare’s Anthem.
“I was really blown away by this incredible world BioWare created the very first time I saw Anthem,” said Blomkamp. “Conviction sets the stage with a narrative that touches on Anthem’s beautiful and immersive world, which is ripe for exploration by these powerful Javelins. A world where danger is lurking on every ledge and in each valley.”
In Anthem, players can play with up to three friends to explore and battle in a dangerous, mysterious world with great characters and a unique BioWare story. As freelancers, players don Javelin exosuits, making them powerful heroes with strong weapons and incredible special abilities to help them survive in an ever-changing, unfinished world. Players will be able to customize and personalize their Javelins with unique paint jobs and gear so they’ll have the right tools to confront almost any situation, and look good doing it. As players work together to find vast ruins, defeat deadly enemies and claim otherworldly artifacts, they’ll be unlocking their own individual story fighting against The Dominion, a ferocious militaristic society.
Players can unleash their power in Anthem worldwide on February 22nd for Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Origin Access Premier members can be the first to play the full game with unlimited access on PC starting February 15th, and EA Access and Origin Access Basic members can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time as part of the Play First Trial.
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