Artifact, Valve’s first game in years, will finally be available for purchase starting November 28.
Artifact is a card collecting strategy game (CCG) based on Dota 2’s world and heroes. The game was first announced at last year’s International major Dota 2 tournament.
Unlike Dota 2, Artifact will not be free-to-play. Pricing will start at $20, and the game will be available on PC, Mac, and Linux at launch, with Android and iOS to join in sometime in 2019.
The $20 version gets you two preconstructed decks, each consisting of 54 cards. Those 54 cards are broken down to five heroes, nine item cards, and 40 “other cards.” You also get ten sealed card packs.
Each sealed card pack consists of 12 random cards, one of which is guaranteed to be Rare. These card packs can also be purchased for $2 a pop.
The first ever publicly playable version of Artifact will be available at PAX West in Seattle. Valve will be hosting gameplay sessions at the show, which takes place August 31 – September 3. Attendees will be able to earn signed artwork, merchandise, and two keys for free copies of the game.
Artifact’s design is lead by Magic creator Richard Garfield. The game will ship with over 280 cards, which players will be able to buy and sell on the Steam Market.
Screenshots via Ars Technica.