If you’ve arranged time off work, scored some sought-after weekend tickets, and started ticking off the anticipation is about to get a little worse. Valve’s new game, Artifact, is coming to Pax this September.
Artifact is a brand new Trading Card Game based around Valves massively successfully online battle brawler, DOTA 2. It comes to us from the mind of Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering and will feature over 280 cards at launch, all of which players can trade on the Steam marketplace. Fans of the concept won’t have to wait long to find out if the game lives up to the hype. Due out on 28 November, Artifact will launch on Linux, Mac, and Windows. An Android and iOS version of the card battles will reach consumers sometime later, in 2019.
If you can’t wait that long then fans turning up at Pax West, in Seattle, will find a playable version of the upcoming card game. Players ready to take up the challenge will find themselves battling it out in a continuous, single elimination gauntlet with the victors moving to the main stage. Make it to the main stage and you will have the opportunity to challenge one of Artifact’s champions live. Win or lose, everyone taking part will win Artifact merch if you take part. If you make it to Pax let us know how you fare against the hordes and good luck! For the rest of us, check out the Steam page to put your $19.99 down.