Total War: Arena opens closed alpha registration

SEGA has opened registration for gamers interested in taking part in the Total War: Arena closed alpha.

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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 real-time 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, armor 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".

Sign-up for the Closed Alpha at Visit to find out more about taking part and for further news on the game.

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