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BioWare's Anthem will be penned by the writer of KOTOR and the first two Mass Effect games

Are you on the fence about BioWare's new Anthem game (opens in new tab), the new BioWare game that debuted at E3 2017 (opens in new tab)? Well, maybe this will help you make up your mind. Drew Karpyshyn has confirmed that he will be working on the game, presumably penning the story and some major characters.

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If the name doesn't ring any bells, Karpyshyn was the lead writer of Knights of the Old Republic, as well as Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 (so the good ones - ohhhhh snap, no he di'n't). He's also written a plethora of novels, including the Darth Bane trilogy and his own original work, the Chaos Born trilogy.

We didn't get much of a look at Anthem's story during its teaser at the EA Play event nor its gameplay demo during the Xbox press conference (opens in new tab), but I can't imagine Karpyshyn would be involved if the game's plot was going to take a major backseat. A big part of what made KOTOR and the ME trilogy so beloved was Karpyshyn's fiction and characters; hopefully we'll get the same for Anthem.

Make sure you check out our full E3 2017 schedule (opens in new tab) to stay tuned for all the details as they arrive, and check out our roundup of all the E3 2017 trailers (opens in new tab).

Sam is a former News Editor here at GamesRadar. His expert words have appeared on many of the web's well-known gaming sites, including Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a serious soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.