Crytek just officially revealed Arena of Fate for PC and consoles

By Dave Cook
22 May 2014 13:40 GMT

Arena of Fate has been officially revealed by Crytek after the MOBA’s trailer was leaked earlier today. The studio has sent us fresh details and a HD trailer for you to check out.

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In a press release sent to VG247 today, Crytek called Arena of Fate an “action-packed online multiplayer game,” so it might not be the MOBA game everyone first assumed it to be.

It’ll see players engage in 5v5 battles using what the studio referred to as a “huge roster of famous characters,” including Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper and Baron Münchhausen, who can revive from the dead, slash through enemies with his cleavers and shoot foes with his cannon respectively.

Managing Director of Crytek Black Sea and Game Director of Arena of Fate, Vesselin Handjiev, said in a statement, “Imagine Joan of Arc and Robin Hood cooperating to hunt down Little Red Riding Hood – Wouldn’t that be terrific?

“But besides the game’s iconic heroes, which everyone in the team really loves, we are also challenging ourselves to carefully craft a streamlined player experience that allows for both greater accessibility, and rich, deep, action-packed gameplay.

“We are very excited to meet the first wave of players in the arena this summer, and will be listening carefully to the feedback we receive and making the community’s contribution a key part of our efforts to perfect the fun.”

Arena of Fate is being developed by Crytek’s Sofia studio and of course, runs in CryEngine. It’s due to enter an Early Access Beta phase this summer on PC, and you can get more details before then at the game’s official site.

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