We just got a bit more hyped for ANTHEM - the gritty sci-fi third person shooter that was revealed at EA's showcase. Why? Well, it turns out that Drew Karpyshyn's working on it. Karpyshyn was lead writer on both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, and he also wrote the Mass Effect expanded universe novels - which are actually really good.

With Karpyshyn on board, our hopes for ANTHEM having good writing have skyrocketed. After all, it is a BioWare game. It might have big guns and its gameplay trailer may have been nothing but action, but we're still kind of expecting some decent role-playing elements to be a part of it.

Is this good news as far as you're concerned? Remember how good Mass Effect 2 was in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com, pcgamer.com]