Valve Teases Artifact, a Dota-Themed Card Game

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A brief teaser trailer was released for the game ahead of its 2018 launch.

Artifact, a Dota 2 card game, will involve three boards and a selection of characters from the franchise, according to Polygon. It's called Artifact: The Dota card game and unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be quite what the audience wanted as the initial reaction has been heavily mixed. It's clear that this is an announcement based on Blizzard's success of Hearthstone and Bethesda's success of The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Its major gaming titles are Dota, Counter-Strike, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2.

Valve Software has announced a new game and sadly it's not the announcement of Half Life 3 that you may have been hoping for. The International 2017 host Sean "Day9" Plott even explained that "anything you see in Dota, it's here". We do not know however, what they plan to do and how will they do it. Creature cards can be played and certain cards will persistent effects on lanes. Hearthstone is a good example of a game recent overnight popularity after Valve released the mobile version.

Valve hasn't stopped making games, but sometimes it sure feels like it. He then showed off a 35-second trailer that revealed nothing but the name of the game and its logo. It has not, however, released a new game since the VR minigame collection The Lab in 2016.

More info as we get it, people!

KitGuru Says: I'm a big fan of card games, so I'm actually pretty excited for this. It's not a stretch to imagine Valve will be taking advantage of its own Steam Marketplace, as it's done with all its games, and make card trading a feature of Artifact.

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