Dota 2 by Valve Announced

Dota2

One of the things that rocked the video game world this month is the announcement of Dota2 by Valve. There seems to be some conflict of interest going on between Valve and Riot Games (producer of League of Legends) over the trademark for the name DotA, Riot Games counter-filed for the trademark for reasons such as to give freedom to the DotA mod community over the game's name. Either way, they are all just trying to make the community benefit from it.

Project lead Erik Johnson described DotA 2 as " DotA Allstars with new technology ". Valve, we guess are trying to keep the gameplay as is. The game of course is being built on  a newer engine so expect an improved performance and graphics.

Some key points we found out about Dota 2:

- Different match types
- Kill your own creeps so that other players won't get an experience
- AI Bots (when a player leaves the game or disconnected)
- A tone down on the environments to give more emphasis on the heroes and abilities
- New voice overs for characters
- In-Game rewards

Valve is trying to build the The dota 2 release date is yet to be announced, but they said that we can expect it by next year 2011.

Dota is a mod to the Warcraft III, a real time strategy game by Blizzard.

2 comments on Dota 2 by Valve Announced
dotadok said...

So excited about this game!

Nagashiko said...

Can't wait for Dota 2 to come out! Hope they could announce the exact date of its release. =)

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