Two days ago a new game called Gigantic was announced. Now, games are announced everyday, but there's something special about this game: It's designed by James Phinney, former lead designer of StarCraft and Guild Wars. Gigantic touts itself as a free-to-play action game, governed by WASD movement and physics-based abilities.
While they aren't expressly using the term MOBA here, I think it's safe to say that an action game where you choose your hero to play on the battlefield, select combos and abilities on the fly, and work as a team in a pvp format is most likely a MOBA. The Gigantic sight does mention that each team will be protecting and building up a Guardian on the battlefield, so perhaps this will be their defining characteristic. I just hope that it won't end up being a little more than a massive gimmick.
This is the first game from Bellvue-based Motiga, and if this is what they have to offer us, I expect gigantic things from them. Get it? Gigantic? Because that's the name of their game? I slay me. Hit the jump for the announcement trailer and screenshots. We will learn more about the game at PAX Prime in September.