With The International — Valve’s massive annual DOTA 2 tournament and championship — taking place this week, the company took the time to announce a new game in the DOTA universe. Meet: Artifact!
It’s a collectible card game.
Another collectible card game.
Look, I get it. Valve and Blizzard are in some sort of a war right now to mimic each other’s popular properties and game releases, but we all know the real story here: WHERE IS THE NEXT LOST VIKINGS GAME?!
At TI2017, announcer Sean “Day9” Plott teased the game before sharing the video above. The game, he noted, seems to take a lot of details from the IP, including lanes, characters and more.
Artifact: The Dota Card Game is due sometime in 2018.