Artifact, Valve's fantasy card game, will be out in November

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Valve announced today that Artifact, the Dota 2-themed card game that gave Tim a splitting headache and an exhausted grin in March, is scheduled for release on November 28.   

Artifact will deliver "the deepest gameplay and highest fidelity experience ever in a fantasy card game," Valve promised. It will ship with more than 280 cards, and players will be able to buy and sell cards on the Steam Community Market. Mobile versions are planned for 2019, and the up-front purchase price will be $20.

November 28 is just four months away (the holiday season is almost here!) but before it arrives, Artifact will be playable at PAX West, which runs from August 31 to September 3. We will no doubt have more detailed coverage for you coming out of that event—for now, you can acquaint yourself with the game in our rundown of everything we know so far

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.