EA and BioWare have announced that a live-action short film set in the Anthem universe will be debuting on YouTube on Valentines Days (Feb 14). The short is titled “Conviction” and was made by Academy Award-nominated director, Neill Blomkamp.
Blomkamp has directed District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, so you can see why he would make the perfect choice to direct anything Anthem-related.
Blomkamp’s story takes place decades before the events of Anthem and introduces us to the world from a totally different point of view:
“In Anthem, players must venture into an evolving, living world and battle the dangers that threaten the safety of the people in Fort Tarsis. Through exploring the world, completing missions, and protecting humanity, players are introduced to intriguing characters and a unique BioWare story.
In Conviction, Neill explores the vast world of BioWare’s Anthem through a new narrative set decades before the beginning of the game. Neill’s live-action short is a chance to see the world of Anthem through a different lens, with stunning locations, new characters, and a new story.”
Conviction will go live on the Oats Studio YouTube Channel on the morning of Feb 14, but for now, make sure to check out the teaser trailer down below.
Anthem launches on Feb 22 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with Early Access beginning on Feb 15 for Origin Access and EA Access Members.
For more on BioWare’s upcoming multiplayer action-RPG, check out the launch trailer down below as well: