Valve announces DOTA 2

Valve has made its DOTA undertaking official; announced moments ago is DOTA 2, “a massive sequel” to the popular fan-made Warcraft III mod. The game, headed up by secretive developer IceFrog who Valve hired last year, is on its way to PC and Mac sometime next year.

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,” says Valve in their announcement.

No further details than that for the time being, but best keep an eye on GameInformer; they’re said to have scored the exclusive reveal.