MOBA developers tend to know nothing more than fantasy. I mean, just look at the amount of games and try to find a different, somewhat original theme: League of Legends, Dota 2, Prime World, Heroes of Newerth, Battle for Graxia, or the upcoming Dawngate and Infinite Crisis. Right, this last one may be cartoonish fantasy, but it’s still fantasy.
So it’s nice to see that Bigpoint is trying a different approach with the upcoming new free MOBA game Merc Elite, which just entered closed beta. This is probably the first military-themed F2P MOBA game ever and is scheduled for release in summer 2013. The first gameplay video was just released and you can watch it below.
Merc Elite offers 5v5 online battles where players trade their battle axes and spells for military weapons and mercenaries. Sign up on the official website for a change of joining the closed beta.