EA Games and developer BioWare have released a new Neill Blomkamp-directed live-action short for its upcoming title, Anthem. The short, titled Conviction, is set decades before the events of the game, according to EA’s official blurb:
“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.”
This isn’t the District 9 director’s first sci-fi based short, as he and his Oats Studios have been releasing shorts on YouTube for the last few years. He’s also no stranger to directing live-action gaming clips, as he created Halo Landfall in 2007 alongside developer Bungie.
Check out the teaser above and see the short in full February 14. Anthem hits PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 22.
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