In an unexpected turn of events, Valve revealed not one, but two new heroes for Dota 2. Announced in grandiose fashion, complete with orchestra, the one minute video gave attendees a sneak peek at the currently unnamed additions — a musketeer cat/fox/pangolin and a fey-like creature with a glowing insect companion.
The reveal occurred at the conclusion of today's livestream of Dota 2's The International tournament. Other than the official trailer, no further information was shown in terms of abilities or even character names.
One detail is available — the two heroes will debut in the game's "Dueling Fates" update.
With no titles forthcoming from Valve, the heroes have already been dubbed "Puss-in-boots" and "Tinkerbell" by players.
We'll update this article when we know more.
Dota 2 — The Dueling Fates [YouTube]