Neill Blomkamp, the Academy Award-nominated director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie is collaborating with EA and BioWare on Conviction, an original live-action short-film based on BioWare’s upcoming 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.

The full short goes live on February 14 via the Oats Studios YouTube channel (or simply set the reminder on the video embedded below). In the short, catch the in-game city of Fort Tarsis come to life. 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.

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“I was really blown away by this incredible world BioWare created the very first time I saw Anthem,” said Neill Blomkamp. “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.”

Anthem will release worldwide on February 22 for Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


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