A MOBA mixed with strategy, Creative Assembly's Total War: Arena has re-surfaced today, with the developer announcing that the title has now entered closed alpha status.
Total War: Arena, announced back in March 2013, is a free-to-play PC strategy game in which two teams of 10 players battle against each other. Each player controls three units of warriors led by an iconic commander from history. Alexander the Great, Leonidas, Germanicus and Caesar are all in the game - and you level them up as you play.
As a free-to-play game expect in-game purchases that let you customise your units and speed progression, according to the game's fact sheet.
"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 project lead Gabor Beressy. "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."
Signing up for the alpha is as easy as heading to the official Total War: Arena wiki entry
, where you'll need to complete a fairly simple and quick questionnaire.