Valve announced that its Dota 2 card game, Artifact, will be going up for pre-order tomorrow during an Artifact Preview Tournament ahead of its November 28 release.
Valve says pre-orders for Artifact will be going up at 9am PT. Unlike free-to-play online card games like Hearthstone Artifact will be available for $19.99. This gets players two pre-made decks with 54 cards. The decks will include 5 heroes, 9 items, and 40 other cards, according to Valve. The buy-in also gets players 10 additional packs with 12 random cards each. Packs will retail for $2 afterwards.
The Artifact tournament will see 128 players compete for a prize pool of $10,000 USD and will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 9am PT. The tournament will stream on SteamTV, Valve's video streaming service.
Artifact is Valve's card game based on its popular Dota 2 MOBA and is designed by Magic The Gathering creator Richard Garfield. We got a chance to preview Artifact at PAX West earlier this year and found the game to be a pretty steadfast translation of Dota 2 into card game form. In fact, if you aren't into Dota 2, there's a chance Artifact might not appeal to you.
For more info check out our Artifact guide for release info, cards, and more.