It’s time to get excited because Riot Games, the studio behind the insanely-huge League of Legends, has just revealed a load of new information – including three brand-new games.
In a livestream celebrating LoL’s tenth anniversary, Riot Games took a walk down memory lane and outlined its plans for the future of League of Legends, which includes something for LoL fans new and old.
First up we’ve gotten our first confirmation 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.
Next up we 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.
According to Riot, games will now be finished within 20 minutes, say so goodbye to the long matches of PC.
The official description for the game reads as follows: “League of Legends: Wild Rift lets you dive into the same competitive 5v5 gameplay you expect from League on PC, but totally rebuilt from the ground up for new platforms. Wild Rift features 15-18 minute matches, an intuitive twin-stick control scheme, and a brand new map to explore.”
Alphas and betas for League of Legends: Wild Rift will start rolling out at the end of this year.
For even more details, check out the Wild Rift reveal in the video above.
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