EA and Neill Blomkamp, the Academy Award-nominated director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, announced that they have collaborated on Conviction, an original live-action short-film based on BioWare’s Anthem. In Conviction, Blomkamp brings the vast world of Anthem to life with his own story set decades before the beginning of the game.
This live-action short invites viewers to experience Blomkamp’s unique style of creating photorealistic visual effects and bringing them seamlessly into the real world, this time with EA’s highly-anticipated new game.
“I was really blown away by this incredible world BioWare created the very first time I saw Anthem,Conviction sets the stage with a narrative that touches on Anthem’s beautiful and immersive world, which is ripe for exploration by these powerful Javelins. A world where danger is lurking on every ledge and in each valley.”
– Neill Blomkamp
You can watch the teaser of Blomkamp’s Conviction above, with the full short going live on valentines day, 14 February on the Oats Studios YouTube channel. In the short, people will see the player city of Fort Tarsis in the game come to life, and the freelancers that live within it. These freelancers who use Javelin exosuits, have been re-created by Neill’s team to show them in live action as they fight off the main villain and head of the evil Dominion faction, the Monitor.
BioWare’s Anthem launches 22 February for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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