Fans of BioWare’s big RPGs were treated to the briefest of teases during Electronic Arts’ EA Play conference of E3 2017. EA revealed that BioWare’s secretive new IP is called Anthem.

Anthem is a sci-fi adventure that we know absolutely nothing about beyond the teaser trailer. The official YouTube description describes Anthem as “a new game from EA’s BioWare studio, [in which you] explore a landscape of primeval beauty, confront the dangers you find, and grow in power with every step.”

EA, BioWare’s parent company, announced the game with the teaser, but it’s Microsoft that apparently scored the full gameplay reveal. Extended gameplay will be shown during the Xbox E3 Conference on Sunday, June 11. The conference begins at 2:00 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern. We could speculate that Anthem may be an exclusive or timed exclusive for Xbox One, but nothing has been confirmed or announced yet.

Anthem would be BioWare’s first new IP since 2009’s Dragon Age: Origins. Since then BioWare has churned out sequels to Mass Effect and Dragon Age, as well as content for the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.

BioWare’s most recent title, Mass Effect: Andromeda, released earlier this year to tepid reviews and outright mockery by many. An excellent report on Mass Effect: Andromeda’s lengthy and troublesome development cycle can be found by Jason Schreier of Kotaku.

Tune in to Microsoft’s Press Conference tomorrow at 2:00 pm Pacific for more information on Anthem.


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