Anthem Shows Off Its Hidden Depths in 10 Minutes of New Footage

Jan 16, 2019
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With the release of Anthem just a bit over a month away, BioWare has teamed up with IGN to open up the gameplay floodgates. Our latest chunk of footage provides a look at Hidden Depths, one of the game’s more elaborate and story-heavy side missions.

In Hidden Depths, you and your squad are out to collect an ancient Elysian manuscript, but finding it is no easy task. Players have to locate a series of map fragments, which eventually reveal that the manuscript is buried deep within an underground chamber. Accessing the ancient chamber requires a lengthy dive underwater, and once there, you’ll have to deal with a big nasty fire boss. You can check out the full walkthrough of the mission, below.

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I have to say, I do like the variety I’m seeing in Anthem’s missions. The way Hidden Depths progresses, and the sights you see along the way, really set it apart from that early-game mission we showed you a couple weeks back. I particularly appreciate the amount of exploration and puzzle-solving we get to see in this mission – sure, blasting baddies is fun, but it can get repetitive pretty quick if that’s all you do. Hopefully BioWare is taking the time to make all Anthem’s missions feel relatively unique.

An Anthem demo is set to drop in a few weeks. Origin/EA Access members will be able to play the demo on January 25, while everybody else will be able to give the game a spin on February 1. The demo will let players try out two Javelin classes (the Ranger and another unannounced one), explore the Fort Tarsis hub, and take on a small handful of missions. Players will start at level 10 and progress to level 15.

Anthem boosts onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on February 22, 2019.

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