Total War: Arena Enters Closed Alpha and Now Accepting Player Sign-ups

Sega has announced that Total War: ARENA has entered the Closed Alpha phase and players can now sign up in order to participate in the development of the game. The free-to-play title will have two teams of ten players going head-to-head in a unique new strategy battle designed for fans. Read on.

From the Press Release
SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe, Ltd. today announced Total War: ARENA is now entering Closed Alpha, and interested players can sign-up to get involved in shaping its future development.

Total War: ARENA is a free-to-play, team-based strategy game, putting players in the middle of epic-scale battles. Using key elements of award-winning Total War™ design, it is made from the ground-up for multiplayer realtime-strategy fans, with two teams of ten players going head-to-head. Each player controls three units of warriors, led by an iconic commander from history, each with their own battle style. Players level up commanders and units to open up more specialist skills, weaponry, armour and abilities. Decisive strategies, combat tactics and teamwork decide who is victorious.

First announced at Game Developers Conference in March 2013, the game represents a new direction for the Total War franchise, and is in development by a dedicated team at Creative Assembly, focused on a purely multiplayer experience.

“We have spent time since the announcement evolving both the gameplay and the supporting technology, to ensure we deliver smooth online service for multiplayer gamers,” said Gabor Beressy, ARENA Project Lead. “We are excited to say that the game is now in Closed Alpha, and we welcome feedback from players to inform the next stages of development”.

To learn more, visit the official Total War website.
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