With Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games being all the rage these days and heavy hitter titles like Valve’s Defense Of The Ancients 2 (DOTA2) and Riot’s League Of Legends (LOL) earning a lot of press and money in the esports leagues, Publisher; Sega and Developer; Creative Assembly have decided to join the fray with their Total War franchise.
Announcing the title Total War: ARENA, via the new Arena website, Creative Assembly is marketing this new free-to-play venture with the slogan “Where there is Unity, there is Victory”
Speaking to the public in his session at GDC 2013, Creative Assembly (CA) Lead Designer James Russell had the following to say about the game:
“Total War: ARENA will be CA’s first title in a F2P model, representing over a decade of strategy gaming expertise and a new spin-off for the Total War series. Offering players the chance to pitch history’s greatest commanders and their armies against each other in massive team-based battles, ARENA will focus entirely on online multiplayer, mixing elements of RTS and MOBA gameplay.”
Gamers interested in joining the beta for Total War: ARENA can sign up for upcoming closed beta tests by visiting the game site.