Riot Games’ League of Legends is expanding its horizons with a bunch of new games and an animated television series in the works.
Revealed during the game’s anniversary livestream, the animated series will be called Arcane, and the reveal of the show came with a nifty little trailer too. Check it out below!
Although the announcement was a little sparse in terms of what we can expect, the trailer’s official description reads as follows: “From the creators of League of Legends comes a new animated series about the origins of two iconic League champions—and the power that will tear them apart.”
The livestream also announced that League of Legends is getting its own digital card game. The spin-off game is called Legends of Runeterra, and seemingly plays in the same way as Hearthstone, though with cards based on League’s 140-plus champions.
Although not too much was addressed with Runeterra, it’s looking like this is going to be perfect if you love Hearthstone but hate microtransactions.
There won’t be any loot box-type microtransactions in the game, which will instead offer a straight up “this is what you can buy, buy it if you need it” approach. Hooray. Riot has also said you’ll be able to earn new cards through simply playing the game, which is music to my ears.
We also finally got to see some of the fighting game Riot had confirmed earlier this summer. We now know that the game will take place in the LoL universe, and you’ll be able to play as – or against – your favourite LoL champions.
The game doesn’t yet have a title, but it’s being worked on as “Project L” right now. Although only a brief clip of the game in action was shown, it’s looking pretty ship-shape and I can’t wait to see more.
Saving the best for last: it’s been officially 100% absolutely a million times confirmed that League of Legends will be coming to both mobile phones and console.
Entitled League of Legends: Wild Rift, the console and mobile version of the PC classic will have a few major differences to the LoL we all know and love. Firstly, it’s been confirmed that Wild Rift will have a modified version of the map, plus a new user interface and dual-stick control scheme.
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