Action-packed PvP battles with your choice of hero. Fight using popular MMO-styled skills and outlast your opponents in the arena!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (101) - 71% of the 101 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (4,400) - 54% of the 4,400 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 21, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our biggest strength is our speedy development capabilities. There are a number of contents for Shadow Arena that are currently being tested internally right now. Therefore, we decided to enter Early Access so that we can receive suggestions and feedback from our players to create a well packaged product. During this period, we will do our best to communicate with our players to create a better game together.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It’s difficult to say at this point of development, yet our current goal is to officially launch within 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“First off, we plan to add more maps, game modes, and start the official first season at the official launch. However, we plan to release additional heroes during Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access will have one more hero added to the line-up. So, instead of just 9 heroes from Final Beta, Early Access will have 10. There are also plans to release more heroes in the near future.

There are currently six different game modes with Solo, Team, Dueling Grounds, Custom, Normal, and AI matches. The AI match was first released in Final Beta, but we have taken in a lot of feedback from our players and we plan to implement different difficulty levels and improve on this mode further.

Additionally, we plan to start the Beta Season where players’ tiers and rankings will be recorded from ranked matches. There will be rewards for players when the Beta Season ends (please note - this is not an officially ranked season).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Shadow Arena will be Free to Play for Early Access and for all foreseeable future releases.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are planning to communicate with the Steam community and more, to reach as many of our players as possible. Please use the mode of communication that is most convenient for you to get your opinions heard: Steam Community, Discord, Shadow Arena Support, and others.

Additionally, there are plans to create more opportunity for our devs and players to have open discussion through special events. We will also continue to release new content and analyze our game data to adjust accordingly during the Early Access period to improve the contents and balance.”
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About This Game

Select from an array of Heroes and battle against others in an intense, high-stakes PvP battlefield.
Wield diverse weapons and use skills found in open-world MMOs to dominate your opponents and be the last one standing.

Unique Hero Roster

Enter the arena with a Hero of your choice:
swordsmen, berserkers, martial artists, assassins, mages, archers, brawlers, paladins, and more!
Block and dodge attacks and escape from the incoming, ominous Dark Fog.
Use everything at your disposal to be the sole survivor!

Action-Packed Combat

Experience a whole new level of action-packed combat! Wield swords, shields, magic, traps, arrows, and other unique weapons and execute skills and tactics to create your own personalized playstyle. Choose a Hero and decide how you will conquer the battlefield. Overpower opponents using dazzling, complex skill combos, or play mind games using effects like invincibility, Blink, and counters to turn the fight on its head.

Game Features

-Unique Heroes: Select from a roster of Heroes with specialized skills and playstyles, including warriors, archers, mages, martial artists, and more. But make sure to keep an eye out for the new Heroes that will join the battle!

-Intense Combat: Chain together skills to create spectacular, awesome combos. Throw in special moves like invincibility, Blink, guards, and counters to keep your enemies on their toes or to catch them off guard.

-Useful Items: Get various items and plan your strategy accordingly. Stun Traps, Matchlocks, and Elixirs of Vigilance can all be used to give you the edge over your enemies.

-Powerful Summons: Feel like the competition is getting tough? You still have a chance! Turn the tides of battle by unleashing a powerful red dragon or the almighty Laytenn upon your foes to get back into the fray.

-Strategic Hunts: Implement everything you find on the battlefield into your strategy. Seek out bosses that drop powerful gear or for Jump Gates that move you across the map in an instant. Or hunt some Stoneback Crabs, goblins, and golems that are lurking in the arena to get an additional boost!

-Multiple Game Modes: Enjoy different modes like Solo, Duo, Sparring Grounds, and King of the Hill.

-Hero Skins: Dazzle opponents with more than just skills! Get skins for your Heroes to stand out from the crowd.

-Ranking System & Tournaments: Compete with others in Ranked Matches and climb your way to the top! Enter and spectate tournaments where the top players duke it out!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD Ryzen 3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 / AMD Radeon 5450 / Intel HD Graphics 4000(Ivy Bridge)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution: 1280x720
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NDVIA GTX 970 / AMD RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

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