Arena of Fate new MOBA title for PC and consoles announced

Arena of Fate

Check out Crytek's upcoming Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game where you get to play as figures from legend

As the huge buzz around DOTA 2 has shown Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games are a big deal right now. Joining the MOBA space this Summer comes a new MOBA from Crytek that pits 5 v 5 teams against each other with a set of characters lifted from history and folklore.

You can play legendary icons such as Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper and Baron Münchhausen, each endowed with quirky skill-sets based on their character. Frankenstein can be raised from the dead for example.

Announcing Crytek’s new game Arena of Fate director, Vesselin Handjiev notes of the game, “Imagine Joan of Arc and Robin Hood cooperating to hunt down Little Red Riding Hood – Wouldn’t that be terrific? But besides the game's iconic heroes, which everyone in the team really loves, we are also challenging ourselves to carefully craft a streamlined player experience that allows for both greater accessibility, and rich, deep, action-packed gameplay. We are very excited to meet the first wave of players in the arena this summer, and will be listening carefully to the feedback we receive and making the community's contribution a key part of our efforts to perfect the fun.”

Crytek, who previously brought us Far Cry and Ryse:Son of Rome will be demoing Arena of Fate at E3 with plans for the PC beta to start this Summer. Head over here to apply for the beta access.

Below is a tease of Arena of Fate. There’s not a great deal to see but there’s a look at the style.

MOBA gamers, what do you make of Arena of Fate? Have your say in the comments below.

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