Valve Announced Official Dota Card Game Artifact; Release Date Set for 2018
At today's Dota 2 International championships, Valve announced a new card game based on this long-standing MOBA game. Dubbed Artifact, the Dota card game is scheduled to launch in 2018. Dota 2 now has the highest prize pool competition, and there is no doubt that Artifact will also become a piece of Valve's eSports blueprint.
Till now, Valve hasn't revealed any detail about gameplay, but from the trailer, we can find out Artifact is a card game based on Dota 2 involving three boards and a selection of characters from Valve’s flagship game, though other details remain light. According to descriptions given by broadcaster Sean "Day9" Plott, Artifact will involve classic Dota staples like lanes, creeps, and barracks.
As a card game, comparisons to Blizzard’s Hearthstone seem inevitable. As for the performance, we have to stay patient until the game comes out.