Crytek MOBA Announced: 'Arena of Fate' Features Historical And Fictional Heroes Such As Frankenstein & Jack The Ripper [TRAILER]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 22, 2014 01:03 PM EDT

Crytek, developers of Far Cry and Crysis, have announced a new MOBA property. Titled Arena of Fate, it will pit legendary characters from fantasy and history against one another in online multiplayer combat.

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If you're unfamiliar, MOBA stands for multiplayer online battle arena, a genre of gameplay seen in popular titles like Dota and League of Legends, as well as Blizzard's upcoming Heroes of the Storm. Arena of Fate will offer five on five battles between "a huge roster of famous characters".

Iconic figures included in the game include Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, Baron Münchhausen, and you will use their fictional skills based on their lore to engage in battle.

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"Imagine Joan of Arc and Robin Hood cooperating to hunt down Little Red Riding Hood--Wouldn't that be terrific?" said Managing Director of Crytek Black Sea and Game Director of Arena of Fate Vesselin Handjiev. "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."

The game is being developed by Crytek's Sofia studio, which was established in 2008 following Crytek's acquisition of Black Sea Studios. Arena of Fate will be available for PC and consoles, and will enter Early Access Beta on PC this summer, which you can sign up for on the game's site. The PC version will be playable at Crytek's E3 booth from June 10-12.

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