Artifact, the first new Valve game in five years after Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2013, finally has a release date and price, with more details revealed for the digital card game.
Valve revealed through Steam that the Artifact release date will be on Nov. 28, 2018 for every major PC platform, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. A mobile version of the digital card game, meanwhile, is planned to launch in 2019.
Unfortunately, unlike Blizzard’s Hearthstone, Artifact will be a paid game. Players will need to pay $20 as a buy-in fee, giving them access to a pair of premade base decks that contain 54 cards, composed of 5 heroes, 9 items, and 40 other cards.
Players will also receive 10 booster packs that contain 12 random cards each as part of the initial $20 cost. Additional booster packs may be purchased at $2 each.
Players who attend PAX West, which will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, will be able to try the first public hands-on demo of Artifact. They will each receive two free keys to unlock the base model of the game upon its launch, bypassing the $20 cost.