Bioware is no stranger to the Star Wars franchise. Anyone can agree that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is probably one of the more memorable RPG games to be made by Bioware to this date. Thus it may not come as a surprise that there seems to be an easter egg of some sort related to Star Wars in Anthem.
As you progress in Anthem, you’ll encounter an NPC that you’ll get to talk to called ‘The Bard’. The conversation you’ll have with him is rather cryptic about being watched as your deeds grow and also receiving rewards from the Emperor (Palpatine?!) for said deeds. The conversation isn’t the thing that stands out the most, it’s the appearance of the ‘The Bard’ himself.
The look of the bard greatly resembles that of the Jedi Knight known as Kanan Jarrus aka Caleb Dume. The design of the helmet with its symbols and the look of the beard as well are the most obvious resemblance that stands out. Even the clothing looks similar along with the triangle symbol right in the middle.
For those unfamiliar with this particular Jedi, he was first introduced in Star Wars: Rebels animated television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Without spoiling much about the character or the series, let’s just he was one the best things in the series and also a memorable Jedi. I’d suggest watching the shows for those who haven’t as it’s totally worth it!
Here’s to hoping that this easter egg is a reference to a future Star Wars game being developed by Bioware. We are sorely overdue for a decent Star Wars RPG game that doesn’t necessarily require MMO elements. (Yes I’m looking at you, Star Wars: The Old Republic!)
May the Force be with you, Freelancers!