Crytek, developers of the oddly spelled Crysis series and Ryse: Son of Rome, plan to enter the insanely popular MOBA genre with Arena of Fate. Featuring characters from history and fairy tales, Arena of Fate offers 5-on-5 combat and should land on PC and consoles some time this summer.
Arena of Fate received a launch trailer earlier today that does absolutely nothing to showcase the game, but Joan of Arc, Robin Hood, Tesla, Fenrir and Little Red Riding Hood are confirmed as playable on the official website. If you’re interested in checking out Crytek‘s new MOBA, you can visit the official website and register for the beta that’s scheduled to start this summer.
With Arena of Fate, Crytek promises “fast-paced battles with fresh gameplay twists“, and describes the arena as “.. a fast-paced combat experience that is instantly accessible for newcomers but deep enough to captivate veteran campaigners too. With multiple ways to chalk up points across the battlefield, you and your friends will find yourselves in engrossing battles where every second counts, and everyone has a part to play in claiming victory.”
Formerly known as Black Sea Studios, Crytek Black Sea will be the team responsible for Arena of Fate. You may remember them from the 2004 RTS Knights of Honor, and 2008’s sci-fi tactical RPG WorldShift.
According to Polygon, Arena of Fate should be playable by E3 2014.
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