Dota 2 screenshot of the new Pangolin hero

Earlier this week Valve announced a Dota 2 themed card game hybrid - Artifact. As you might imagine by the number of dislikes on the teaser trailer, the announcement didn't exactly go over well with the Dota 2 community. All of that was quickly forgotten, however, as Valve just recently revealed two brand new and rather cartoony heroes for Dota 2!

In proper Valve tradition the announcement came with absolutely no details or ability descriptions, so if you were hoping to learn more about them I'm afraid you're out luck. What I can offer, however, is a brief trailer showing off 'Puss in Boots' and 'Evil Tinkerbell' in action. Have a look:

While all of this is pure speculation since the stream ended right after the video, it does appear that the sassy pangolin has some sort of break ability - as noted by him slashing through Bristleback's spines. If so, he would immediately have a role in the meta as a counter to annoyingly tanky heroes like Bristleback, Phantom Assassin, or Timbersaw. Combine that with what appears to be decent mobility and you've got yourself a rather interesting duelist. Naturally, all of this is just speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised if its correct given his design and demeanor.

The two heroes will be coming as a part of the upcoming The Dueling Fates Update, though when exactly this will arrive I'm afraid I don't know. Once more information gets posted I'll make sure to update you, but until then I'll leave you with Pinkerbell:

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