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E3 2018

BioWare Opens Up On Anthem’s Single-Player Story

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Anthem closed out this year’s EA Play press conference with extensive details on the project’s single-player credentials, world building, and story being revealed.

The world of Anthem, where players assume the role of a mercenary known as a “freelancer,” takes place in “a world left unfinished by the gods,” packed full of primordial and technological problems. The players’ job, at its core, is to protect the free people of Tarkus, the name of the planet on which Anthem takes place.

Primarily, BioWare is creating a story to which it can “add story for years to come,” with each story development drawing out “something new and mysterious for players to discover.” The name of the title is derived from the game’s morally grey force called “the Anthem of Creation.”

The major gameplay proportion of Anthem’s presentation was the infiltration of “scar camps,” which players ransack in hope of finding echoes of the Anthem of Creation. In terms of narrative, and perhaps gameplay, these echoes appear to act as a form of currency. Check out the cinematic trailer, embedded below.

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E3 2018

Konami Willing to Make More Remasters

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Konami has said that it is willing to remaster more games if fans ask for them.

During an IGN interview at E3 about Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars, Konami brand manager Benjamin Kinney expressed the company’s willingness to produce more remasters:

“Eventually if you’re loud enough and you speak with one voice, anything is possible.”

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars is a remastered version of the PlayStation 2 game featuring a new VR mode, coming to PC and PlayStation 4. The title was initially announced at Sony’s Tokyo Games Show in 2017.

The remaster will come native at 4K with recreated textures, updated particle effects, and new control schemes to name just a few of the many improvements across the game. The title also includes a new Very Easy mode so players can experience the story.

The most notable addition is VR support. Playing Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars in VR will put the gamer in the cockpit of Jehuty, the character’s giant mecha. Konami has recreated the cut scenes and assets to contribute to an immersive situation. The developers have worked with first-party VR companies such as PlayStation VR and HTC Vive to refine the game, making it as smooth as possible to reduce any chance of motion sickness.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars has a gallery mode with VR where users can tumble and look at various models in game. The game will sport “next-gen audio,” supporting Dolby Atmos and Dolby 7.1 surround sound.

The first game has not been remastered for the PlayStation 4 nor VR, but if the fans ask for it, Konami may listen.

4K and VR demos are available on the PlayStation Store to download.

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