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The popular Warhammer 40K franchise has finally decided to throw its hat in the MOBA race. Warhammer 40000 Dark Nexus Arena will be the latest MOBA to hit the Steam Early Access portals.

Warhammer 40K Dark Nexus will be avialable on Steam Early Access on December 9 2015.

Featuring a skill-shot based control scheme, Dark Nexus Arena gives players an unprecedented level of control over their characters in a MOBA. Every basic attack and special ability must be aimed, with players also able to dash and take cover. The result is a combat system combining the twitch reactions of a shooter with the depth and character progression of a MOBA.

Check out a selection of the Game Character design below, or check out the games website here.

Along with its control scheme, Warhammer 40,000 Dark Nexus Arena further differentiates itself from other games in the genre by removing the typical three lane structure, opting for a more open battle arena that fits in line with what fans would expect out of a Warhammer 40k game.

Warhammer 40000 Dark Nexus Arena, in closed beta since May, implements press and fan feedback. As a result, when the game launches into early access, Dark Nexus Arena will even further differentiate itself from the standard MOBA formula by replacing the traditional three lane design, in favor of a map that removes lanes and towers entirely.

The result is a more open battlefield that fits more in line with Warhammer 40,000’s lore. Matches take place in one of many arenas inside the Dark Eldar capital city of Commorragh, where captured gladiators of different races from the Warhammer 40,000 universe are enslaved and forced to fight each other to the death for the amusement of their captors.

With no bases to destroy, the first team to capture the Dark Nexus three times in a match wins. As with all MOBAs, coordination with your team is key; with no bases to return to and heal at, players must rely on their support characters to restore their health and their tank characters to be at the forefront of a battle, soaking up the damage.

Gamers trying out Warhammer 40000 Dark Nexus Arena at PAX East 2015
Gamers trying out Warhammer 40000 Dark Nexus Arena at PAX East 2015

“With its storied legacy, numerous races and passionate fan base, the Warhammer universe is perfect for a MOBA,” said Jonathan Falkowski, CEO, Whitebox Interactive. “The shooter control scheme and changes we are implementing for the upcoming Early Access launch provide an innovative experience for MOBA players, while staying true to Warhammer 40,000’s beloved lore.”

What do you think of the latest MOBA hitting the net. Do you like Warhammer enough to buy this game. Let us know in the comments. Also while you are at it, check out the latest trailer for the game above.

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