Warhammer 40,000 gets the MOBA treatment

Ben Parfitt
Warhammer 40,000 gets the MOBA treatment

Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 is getting another video game outing – this time as a PC MOBA.

Due out in 2016, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena fromWhitebox Interactive twill have its beta premiered at PAX East next week.

It will star all of the usual brand staples such as Marines, Orks, and the Tau in an assortment of four vs four player battles. Other races such as the Sisters of Battle, Dark Eldar, Eldar, and Chaos Space Marines will be added in the fullness of time.

"We are thrilled to be working with Games Workshop to launch the first MOBA in the Warhammer 40,000 universe," Whitebox CEO Jonathan Falkowski said. "We are hard-core 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."

The number of studios currently working on Warhammer titles is a lengthy one – as of March 2013 the number stood at nine, although since then there have been additions from the likes Eutechnyx, Chilled Mouse, Hammerfall, Roadhouse and Creative Assembly.

Here's a trailer:

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