Review – Total War: Arena

We see it more and more in the game industry. Several companies like to team up to make a new great IP or they help each other out by using several elements of their own games and combine it with a new version of an already existing game. Total War: Arena is such a game; a collaboration between Creative Assemble (the studio behind the Total War games) and Wargaming (known for the World of- games). We know from the past that Wargaming is not afraid to think out of the…

Go Forth and Conquer. Total War: ARENA™ Open Beta Begins Today

Wargaming Alliance, SEGA and Creative Assembly are excited to announce that Total War: ARENA marches into Open Beta today. The legendary series’ first foray into online-only competitive multiplayer warfare pits commanders against each other in strategic 10-vs-10 battles. The Open Beta introduces the faction of Carthage to fight alongside existing factions of Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians. Players can don the mantle of ‘Father of Strategy’ Hannibal Barca together with his brother Hasdrubal, and take command of brand-new units, including mighty war elephants. Players recruit armies from a wide and diverse…

Total War: ARENA Open Beta Launches February 22

Wargaming Alliance and Creative Assembly today announce that the Total War: ARENA Open Beta will launch February 22. To mark the occasion, the fearsome faction of Carthage descends on the battlefield. This fourth playable faction introduces legendary commanders Hannibal Barca and Hasdrubal Barca, along with brand-new units and gameplay mechanics, including the formidable War Elephants. Hannibal Barca was not just one of Carthage’s greatest commanders—he was one of the most daunting tacticians of history. He can crack the whip and get previously slow units like elephants and heavy infantry moving,…

Total War: ARENA Starts Open Access Event

Wargaming Alliance and Creative Assembly announce Total War: ARENA will be hosting an open access event starting 11:00 today until 11:00 February 12. Players worldwide can charge into battle as legendary commanders from history in this free-to-play team-based strategy game. New players who redeem the code EU server: TWAEUOW and for the USA server: TWANAOW  will earn 500 Gold and 7 days of Premium Account time to get started. Codes are valid for new players only until February 5, 10:00 Amsterdam time. Thanks to the open access event, everyone marching for war can…

Total War: ARENA Holds Free-For-All Weekend

Creative Assembly and Wargaming Alliance announced today the free-to-play battle game Total War: ARENA has launched a limited-time open weekend. Players who are not part of the closed beta can join the fray with just a Wargaming.net account and hit the battlefield from November 3 at 2PM UTC through Monday November 6 at 6AM UTC. The open weekend will allow full access to the latest version of Total War: ARENA, letting new commanders test their mettle in epic scale 10 vs 10 multiplayer battles. Choose a commander from three historical…

Total War: ARENA Closed Bèta Code giveaway

Total War: ARENA is a free-to-play, team-based strategy game where players step into the boots of legendary heroes from the past to forge their legacy through combat. Built on years of experience with the critically acclaimed Total War series, it takes the pillars of strategy, intense, tactical combat, and dedication to history the series is famous for and distils it into epic, online combat for new and old fans alike. In massive and fast-paced 10-vs-10 RTS battles, characters control three units with hundreds of warriors and clash across ancient battlefields.…

Deus Vult! Total War: ARENA Closed Beta Begins

The lines have been drawn and the war horns have been sounded, which means Total War: ARENA is now ready for its Closed Beta Test (CBT) to begin. Right out of the gate, budding tacticians have three factions at their disposal: Romans, Greeks, and Barbarians, featuring ten iconic commanders from Caesar, Leonidas, and, new for the CBT—Boudica. Commanders can get to grips with 140+ units, covering archers, spearmen, blade-wielders, siege units, and more. Boudica also brings with her an entirely new Barbarian Army Tech Tree to progress through, including fearsome…

Total War: ARENA Developer Diaries #5 Released

In the newest episode of Total War: ARENA Developer Diaries, host Luke Kneller talks with Creative Assembly’s team about another core element of the game – units, and makes them answer the most frequently asked questions from players. In this video you will learn how recently introduced stats groupings will improve your player experience, if archers will be limited in armor, what it will cost you to set friendly fire, and much more. Which unit fits you the most?

Total War: ARENA Developer Diaries #4 Released

In the latest episode of Total War: ARENA Developer Diaries, host Luke Kneller talks with Creative Assembly’s team about commanders. Discover how each of the legendary heroes you lead into battle affects play style, the nuances they bring to every battle, and the wealth of new tactical options that unlock as you progress through the game. So, which commander will you choose?

Total War: ARENA Developer Diaries #3 Released

In the latest episode of Total War: ARENA Developer Diaries, host Luke Kneller talks with Creative Assembly’s art team about the creation, features, and gameplay challenges they face crafting Total War’s “arenas”. Luke will also be asking the team questions from the community and finding out how the game’s battlegrounds are constantly evolving. You can watch the third episode of Total War: ARENA Developer Diaries here.