Games Workshop and developer Whitebox Interactive have announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Whitebox described the game as a blend of the twin stick shooter and MOBA genres. Players will go into battles in teams of four, choosing “Veteran warriors” from the Space Marine, Ork, and Tay factions. Players will also be able to customize their characters with different wargear and special abilities. Eldar, Dark Eldar, Chaos Space Marines and other factions you’ll recognize from the original tabletop game or many of its video game adaptations will be added to Dark Nexus Arena in the future.
The developer has worked on the game since 2012, even before it officially partnered with Games Workshop, which owns Warhammer 40,000’s rights.
Jonathan Falkowski, Whitebox Interactive CEO:
“We are thrilled to be working with Games Workshop to launch the first MOBA in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. 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.”
Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is set to launch in 2016 on PC.