It's getting hard to keep track of all the Warhammer 40K video games doing the rounds. Games Workshop's violent sci-fi universe has seen everything from a Plants vs. Zombies style game to a Battle Chess-inspired one. Now, the perhaps inevitable Warhammer 40K MOBA has been revealed.
Vancouver-based developer Whitebox Interactive describes Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena as a fast-paced blend of twin-stick shooter and MOBA. The developer was founded in 2014, and Dark Nexus Arena appears to be its first game, built using the Unity game engine.
Dark Nexus Arena is set in the Dark Eldar capital city of Commorragh, with arenas based on the Wych Cults. Teams of four warriors from the Space Marine, Ork and Tau armies battle it out. Heroes revealed so far include the Stormboy, Assault Terminator, Scout, and the Tau Fire Warrior. Expect more.
The website indicates an Early Access release during the second quarter of 2015, so at some point April to June.
Here's what Whitebox Interactive boss had to say: "We are hardcore MOBA players with a shared passion for the Warhammer 40,000 intellectual property here at Whitebox. Our aim is to deliver a highly-polished experience that a player of any skill level can step into and find success and enjoyment."
It's early days, it seems, but Whitebox has already set up an online store to sell access to the game alongside a variety of skins. The cheapest early access game key bundle costs $25. The most expensive costs $250.
Come on Relic, get your skates on.