Anthem's release date is fast approaching, and it looks as if BioWare is attempting to provide potential players with as much information as possible about the forthcoming action-RPG before its launch next month, with the developer having recently released gameplay highlighting free-roaming in the open world. Now, the studio has decided to touch on what it will be like to explore the title's hub world of Fort Tarsis by releasing fresh gameplay featuring key characters players will meet, certain systems they will encounter, and more.
According to Anthem's latest gameplay video, Fort Tarsis is the area in which one will go to get their solo story experience, with players visiting various non-playable characters (NPCs) to acquire quests, learn lore, and unravel the game's narrative. While talking with the hub world's characters, the action-RPG will offer dialogue options that will impact one's relationships with them. What's more is that Fort Tarsis has codex items scattered about that will add more context to the game and its overall plot.
Fort Tarsis also serves as the location in which Anthem players will find their vault–that is, the space that lets one store objects, weapons, and gear needed to take on the game's various missions and adventures. For instance, the latest piece of gameplay shows a handful of firearms stowed away, component storage slots for the different Javelin suit classes, items for crafting, and more. There are even vendors such as Prospero, who will give quests related to Javelin customization.
In addition to these aspects, Fort Tarsis provides a marketplace with plenty of NPCs to chat with, but it's worth mentioning that none can join up as squadmates. One such NPC is the leader of the Sentinels, which is a faction that serves as the city's primary defensive force. Anthem's hub world also houses a space for one to check their Alliance Status, which is a system that rewards friends for playing with each other every week. Players can also go to Fort Tarsis to take on daily, weekly, and monthly challenges that will offer rewards upon their completion.
Considering the fact that this footage of Fort Tarsis is representative of an early build, it will be interesting to see how it will look in the final product, and what other activities could be on display once Anthem launches. After all, BioWare has said that the hub world's space will evolve over time as the main story advances, which indicates there will be a lot more differences on-hand than what's seen in the above footage. At any rate, fans thankfully won't have to wait too much longer to find out just what those changes may be, as what is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2019 is set to launch soon.
Anthem is scheduled to release on February 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: IGN – YouTube