Dota, Acronym for Defense of the Ancients, a map for Warcraft III is invariably the most popular strategy game. You could imagine the packed up hype for Dota 3 Release.
Dota 2 is the sequel to the Dota map for Warcraft III, it is currently being developed by Valve Corporation. IceFrog, the brains behind original dota mod is involved in the game design.
What is Dota 3
Dota 3 is just a proposed model of sequel to Dota 2. With Dota 2 still being in Development, Dota 3′s due release date couldn’t be expected any time soon.
Dota 2 unlike it’s ancestor doesn’t require Warcraft engine to run, it is a stand-alone game.
Dota 2 Release date
Dota 2 is expected to release this year, 2012. It is currently in final stages of development and beta testing is still due, according to sources.