Valve has, as expected, announced a new title it currently has in development, Defence of the Ancients 2.
Rumours that Valve would announce a new DOTA game
were sparked this morning when developers working at Valve, and who had previously worked on other DOTA games, hinted at an upcoming announcement.
According to a sparse press release from Valve, Defence of the Ancients 2 will be a RTS / RPG hybrid released for PC and Mac. The release date is set at 2011.
Icefrog, the anonymous developer behind Defence of the Ancients: Allstars will be leading development of the new game, which Valve bills as "a massive sequel to one of the most played games in the world.
" Serious Sam voice actor Jon St. John has also been linked to the game.
The Defence of the Ancients genre started as a small mod for Blizzards Warcraft games, but the unique blend of avatar-led strategy soon caught on and spawned a litter of copy-cat games.
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