Crytek’s New Online Multiplayer Game Brings Robin Hood And Frankenstein Together



Crytek, developers of the Crysis games, are working on a new I.P., titled Arena of Fate. This is an online multiplayer game in development for PC and consoles, and features 5-on-5 battles. You can visit its official website here.


You’ll find iconic characters in the game, such as Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper and Baron Münchhausen, as well as Robin Hood and Joan of Arc. Each character will have traits unique to them. For example, Tesla’s is “leaving enemies in a state of shock”.


“Imagine Joan of Arc and Robin Hood cooperating to hunt down Little Red Riding Hood—wouldn’t that be terrific?” says director Vesselin Handjiev.


“But besides the game’s iconic heroes, which everyone in the team really loves, we are also challenging ourselves to carefully craft a streamlined player experience that allows for both greater accessibility, and rich, deep, action-packed gameplay.”


Arena of Fate is being developed by Crytek’s Sofia studio, which was established in 2008, after Crytek acquired Black Sea Studios. Black Sea worked on Knights of Honor and the RPG/RTS hybrid WorldShift. The game will enter Early Access beta on PC this Summer.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.