Watch the Anthem launch trailer

Anthem doesn't actually launch for a variable number of days depending on whether you have Origin Access or not, but that hasn't stopped its launch trailer from appearing. It's a short one, just over a minute long, and it doesn't show anything we weren't expecting. "Out there you will fight the unimaginable!" says a gruff man before the armored heroes fight some spider-like alien monsters with glowing bits who look like the kind of thing sci-fi games have made very imaginable. Also, an orchestral cover of Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne plays. This is what we get for complaining about all the dubstep in trailers.

Still, the flying looks nice. Anthem will be playable for folks with Origin Access Premier on February 15, and everyone else on February 22. I think?

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.