[Steam page] Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena, a MOBA/Shooter hybrid from Whitebox Interactive, releases onto Steam Early access today with a new game mode and playable character. Set inside a fighting arena in the Dark Eldar capital of Commorragh, characters from Warhammer 40,000 lore are enslaved and forced to fight to the death for the amusement of their captors.
In the new Soul Hunter mode, players slay opponents on the other team, then collect their souls and deliver them to the Dark Nexus. The number of souls collected rises exponentially with each kill in a streak. If a player dies before they can deliver their souls, all souls in their possession are lost and their killer collects a portion of them. The first team to offer 50 souls to the Dark Nexus wins.
The Lychguard is the first Veteran from the Necrons, the most requested faction during Closed Beta testing. These undead guardians are the elite fighting force of the Necron Legions and once protected nobility. Inside the Dark Nexus Arena, they now guard other players on their team and land powerful blows on opponents. No one should face the Lychguard along early in the game!
Featuring a skillshot control scheme, the ability to take cover and dash out of harm’s way, Dark Nexus Arena controls like a shooter while maintaining the teamwork and character progression of a MOBA. The removal of lanes, towers and minions also further differentiates Dark Nexus Arena from other games in the genre. Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena will launch as a Free-to-Play game.