Microsoft Reveals Anthem Xbox One S Bundle Packed with EA Access

EA and Microsoft have unveiled an Xbox One S bundle that includes Anthem: Legion of Dawn Edition, a 1TB hard drive, and the normal perks.

Sure, BioWare’s upcoming open-world shooter Anthem had major speedbumps in its VIP Demo — but is it still your most anticipated game of 2019? And are you looking to jump into the Xbox One family of consoles? Lucky for you, Microsoft is bundling together a brand new Xbox One S Anthem Bundle that shouldn’t be ignored.

The new bundle was announced via a Tweet from the official Xbox Twitter account. Put simply, it states that the Anthem Legion of Dawn Xbox One S bundle will be available beginning February 15, 2019:

The console itself is like many other Xbox One S bundles, coming packed in with a 1TB hard drive, a month of Xbox Live Gold, and a month of Xbox Game Pass. However, given that this is an EA bundle, purchasers will get the added bonus of a month subscription to EA Access — Electronic Arts’ subscription service.

The packed in version of Anthem will be the Legion of Dawn Edition, the $80 version of the game that comes with:

  • Four Legendary Armor Packs;
  • A Legendary Weapon;
  • Founders Player Banner;
  • Ranger Javelin Gear Attachment; and
  • the Anthem digital soundtrack.

Those looking to pick up this bundle can expect all of that for the price of $299 — however, the bundle isn’t available for pre-order yet, with the package not even appearing on the Microsoft store. Though, perhaps it’s not as good of a “deal” as the Xbox One X bundle that is coming packed in with two copies of Fallout 76 in Germany.

Outside of this bundle, Anthem has had a bumpy ride to say the least. After a complete server lockup in the two-day VIP demo, BioWare explained the situation and what they are doing to fix it before launch. Heck, they even managed to confirm the bugs they are targeting before the heavily-anticipated launch.

Even still, many in the community (as well as us!) had a great time in the VIP demo — if you haven’t seen the footage of Anthem‘s late game strongholds, we have that covered for you. Also, if you are confused about the tiered release date for Anthem and the version you are picking up, we can help you parse that out.

While EA Origin Access Premier members on PC will technically be able to play the entire game starting February 15, Anthem officially launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on February 22. Check out our endgame footage below:

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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