A group of veteran game developers in Sweden including former Just Cause developer Stefan Ljungqvist have formed a new game studio, Deadbreed, and announced a new Multiplayer Online Battle Arena by the same name.
Deadbreed, which you can currently vote for on Steam Greenlight, describes the game as a fast-paced, "hardcore" MOBA. It will feature online matches between two teams of three, allowing you to play against other players or AI opponents. Players will be able to choose between nightbreed, halfbreed, and daybreed hero types, which they can level up during matches. As in Dota 2, Deadbreed will also include an item crafting system.
“Talking to friends, I realized I wasn't the only one wanting this, so we decided to make it," Ljungqvist said in a press release. "Also, this was our chance to make a darker themed MOBA for hardcore gamers like ourselves and bring in some additional RPG gameplay features.”
You can read more about Deadbreed, watch the announcement trailer, and sign up for the beta on the game's official site.