's team-based strategy game Total War: Arena is set to enter its closed Beta stage this month, as part of a big new update titled that adds barbarian units to the game.
"The ‘Fury of Arminius’ includes a new faction and much more; the Barbarians are coming, and with them a huge number of changes and new content," writes CA. "Your professionalism and detailed feedback so far has enabled us to reach this massive milestone – the ARENA team thank you, you honour us!"
The free-to-play title is currently in closed Alpha, with only Roman and Greek leaders to choose between. You can sign up for a chance to test it outI'd say go for it, it's a surprisingly neat multiplayer game. You control fewer units than in typical Total War games, so it plays out a bit like a slower-paced MOBA, with that familiar rock-paper-scissors structure and close-combat physicality that series fans will be used to.
The new update and the closed Beta go live on September 24.