Valve announced that they will be working on a successor to the highly successful Warcraft 3 map DotA (Defense of the Ancients). They are trying to avoid any connection to the name Defense of the Ancients, but is that really possible?
Valve has managed to trademark “Dota” and will not change the original gameplay of DotA and also keep the cartoon-like graphic of Warcraft 3. A modified source engine (HL2) will be used. As of right now we don’t have any in-game pictures, only artworks. But if Valve wasn’t convinced of it, they’d probably be making Half-Life 3 now.
Some of the artworks of Dota 2: Lina, Morphling, Dwow Ranger, Bloodseeker. Some really great pictures. The Bloodseeker looks really bad-ass.
VALVE ANNOUNCES DOTA 2
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October 13, 2010 – Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Dota 2, a massive sequel for one of the most played games in the world.
Coming to the PC & Mac in 2011, Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers and expand upon it in every way.
First details on Dota 2 are available now via an exclusive on Gameinformer.com.
Dota 2 will be coming for PC and Mac in 2011.
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