…Dota 2. Just as everybody expected. That lower-cased A is not a typo, by the way. The camel-casing is gone. So, it’s not a Half-Life announcement, but it’s Valve, and that automatically excites us.

Dota 2

You can read some details on the game over at GameInformer. They’re struggling with the surge of traffic right now, so don’t be surprised if the page doesn’t load. In the meantime, here’s an official press release:

VALVE ANNOUNCES DOTA 2

Leading Independent Studio Reveals “IceFrog’s” New Project

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.

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