Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Mixes Twin Stick Shooters and MOBAs

Space Marines, Orks, and Tau veterans go head to head in four versus four battles.

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Games Workshop and developer Whitebox Interactive have announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Whitebox Interactive describes the game as a blend of the twin stick shooter and MOBA genres. Players will go into battles in teams of four, choosing "Veteran warriors" from the Space Marine, Ork, and Tay factions. Players will also be able to customize their characters with different wargrear and special abilities. Eldar, Dark Eldar, Chaos Space Marines and other factions you'll recognize from the original tabletop game or many of its video game adaptations will be added to Dark Nexus Arena in the future.

Whitebox Interactive says that it's been working on the game since 2012, even before it officially partnered with Games Workshop, which owns the right to Warhammer 40,000.

"We are thrilled to be working with Games Workshop to launch the first MOBA in the Warhammer 40,000 universe," CEO of Whitebox Interactive Jonathan Falkowski said. "We are hard-core MOBA players with a shared passion for the Warhammer 40,000 intellectual property here at Whitebox. Our aim is to deliver a highly-polished experience that a player of any skill level can step into and find success and enjoyment."

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus is set to launch on PC in 2016.

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