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Live-Action Short Film Based on BioWare’s Anthem Coming February 14

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Electronic Arts has announced a new live-action short film based on the upcoming action RPG, Anthem.

The new film, titled simply “Conviction,” is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp and will launch on February 14th.

Featured above, you can view a teaser for the short film. The full film will be launched via this portal. Here’s a poster for the film:

Here’s a brief synopsis of the short film:

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.

A teaser for Blomkamp’s Conviction is now live, with the full short going live February 14 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.

Anthem is launching across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 22nd.

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Brandon Orselli

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