Valve making Defense of the Ancients, says Duke Nukem voice actor

John St. John, the voice actor for Duke Nukem, recently revealed that Valve is working on a Defense of the Ancients (DotA) title via his Twitter account. “Had a great time in Seattle last week recording for DotA. The guys at Valve Software are awesome!”

Defense of the Ancients is a popular multiplayer mod for Warcraft III. Players would use hero units to lead assaults with armies of NPCs against their opponent’s base, leveling-up and acquiring new gear as the game progressed. DotA’s hero-centric gameplay has been ported over to other RTS titles, like Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends.

John St. John’s original Twitter post has been removed, but it’s still exciting to hear that Valve may be jumping into the mix with their own DotA game in the near future.

Above: A collection of horribly awesome Duke Nukem quotes. We hope that John St. John was cast to do the voicework for the DotA announcer

Aug 9, 2010

Source: JSJakaDukeNukem via CVG

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  • ThePrivateDick - August 9, 2010 9:36 p.m.

    Up close Duke is really ugly, huh?
  • gunslingerbil - August 9, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Dota by valve,i hope they use the source engine to spice up the graphics :D
  • Koouunn - August 9, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    @killerqueen just imagine if that was ture, the whole world would expolde with awesomness : D
  • zayleffein - August 9, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    Duke looks like a blonde Sylvester Stallone, which is to say, yes, ugly as sin.
  • MetalGearFlaccid - August 9, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    Always bet on DotA.
  • shyfonzie - August 10, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    Wow these quotes cross the douche threshold into awesome.
  • Ovenman - August 10, 2010 8:50 a.m.

    Wasnt there a rumour some time ago that Valve had bought the rights to Duke Nukem? The DotA thing is old news though, I remember reading that they hired the creator of the original mod somewhere.
  • TheGodEmperor - August 10, 2010 11:35 a.m.

    You know, the only thing I hate is how overrated DoTA is. There were such better AoS type games (Aeon of Strife, i.e. the FIRST game that came out that was like that) and there were better than DoTA. Tides of Blood was a MUCH better map of that genre with more balanced heroes and more team based gameplay to win. DoTA sucks.

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