Anthem might be a week away from total release, but that hasn't stopped EA from whipping up hype with a hot live-action trailer.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie), 'Conviction' describes itself as a "live-action trailer of survival set in the world of Anthem, decades before the events of the game."

The trailer was originally teased as a short film, which would make sense given the high level of production design, special effects, and CGI.

Given the obvious amount of effort that's gone into Conviction, it's almost a shame it isn't longer – perhaps a film or limited TV series...

Here's hoping Anthem can deliver on what feels like a truly epic setting.