As stated on the game’s official YouTube channel:

This first gameplay trailer reveals exclusive Alpha footage of the multiplayer-focused game from Creative Assembly.

Total War: ARENA is a free-to-play, team-based strategy game, putting players in the middle of epic-scale battles. Using key elements of award-winning Total War™ design, it is made from the ground-up for multiplayer realtime strategy fans, with two teams of ten players going head-to-head.

Each player controls three units of warriors, led by an iconic commander from history, each with their own battle style. Players level up commanders and units to open up more specialist skills, weaponry, armour and abilities. Decisive strategies, combat tactics and teamwork decide who is victorious.

This weekend sees the first live stream of an ARENA match, with games broadcast live from an exclusive ESL event in Cologne. To see more of the game, watch the first live stream on Saturday 23 May at 17:00 CEST on the official Total War Twitch channel:

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