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Currently in Closed Alpha, Total War: Arena blends RTS and MOBA genres into one interesting looking game

In its very, very early stages, Total War: Arena is currently available for a small selection of players, allowing them to dive into a game which blends the real-time strategy found in Total War games, with multiplayer battle online arenas, a genre that’s currently dominated by the likes of DOTA 2 and League of Legends. But how does it work? This trailer hopes to show you.

SEGA has released the first gameplay trailer for Total War: Arena which encourages people to sign up to the closed alpha. Total War: Arena is set to be a free-to-play, team-based strategy game, which puts players in the middle of insane 10 v 10 battles. Think MOBA, but with armies controlled by 20 different people. Now that sounds pretty awesome.

Along with the trailer, this weekend sees the first live stream of an Arena match, with games being streamed on Twitch starting today, Saturday 23 May, at 17:00 CEST (that’s also 17:00 UK time). All games will be streamed on the official Total War Twitch channel.

You can sign up to Total War: Arena’s closed alpha right now by heading over to http://www.totalwar.com/Arena