[Game website] Despite the closure of a Warhammer-themed MOBA back in 2013, published by the mighty Electronic Arts (EA), the Warhammer series is now back for a second spin in the MOBA genre with Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena. Some might argue the 40,000 settings are vastly different from the classic Warhammer, hence the comparison is quite unfair. Hopefully this MOBA succeeds!
Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is Vancouver studio Whitebox Interactive’s maiden title. Heroes are known as Veterans, and there are Veterans from 12 different factions to choose from. Whitebox claimed that the game will feature”fast-paced and competitive gameplay in a never-before-seen look into the dark city of Commorragh and the gore-filled arenas of the Wych Cults”.
Early access for Dark Nexus Arena is slated for the second quarter of this year, followed by an official launch in 2016. Early access packages, apparently limited edition ones, are already available for purchase. The items mostly consist of veteran skins, customized user interface designs and forum avatars, with no veteran (hero) included, which is definitely a huge relief.