“District 9” and “Elysium” director Neill Blomkamp’s full live-action short-film “Conviction: An Anthem Story,” based in the world of BioWare and EA’s game, has now gone online following a brief tease earlier this week and ahead of the release of “Anthem” in stores later this month.
Set decades before the events of the game, the short invites viewers to experience Blomkamp’s unique style of creating photorealistic visual effects and bringing them seamlessly into the real world. In the short, we see the player city of Fort Tarsis and some of the freelancers that live within it and they fight off the head of the evil Dominion faction, the Monitor.
Players can unleash their power in “Anthem” worldwide on February 22nd for Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Origin Access Premier members can be the first to play the full game with unlimited access on PC starting this Friday.