League of Legends for Consoles and Mobile, Card Game, Fighting Game, Shooter and More Revealed by Riot
Here is every announcement made by Riot Games in celebration of League of Legends' tenth anniversary.
In celebration of League of Legends’ tenth anniversary yesterday, Riot Games made a ton of announcements about their upcoming projects. Several new games of various genres, a documentary, and an animated series are in the pipeline over at Riot. Here’s a list of everything they announced:
Teamfight Tactics is Coming to Mobile Devices
Riot’s Teamfight Tactics has been a major contender in the Auto Chess genre ever since it emerged last year. That being said, it was originally only available on PC while its competitors were slated for mobile releases. Alongside a jab at Blizzard’s “don’t you guys have phones?” comment, Riot confirmed that Teamfight Tactics is coming to mobile alongside other updates. The mobile version of Teamfight Tactics will have cross-play with PC. Some betas are planned for December, with a full mobile release coming to iOS and Android in Early 2020.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a New Version of the MOBA for Consoles and Mobile Devices
While League of Legends has been around for ten years, it has only been available on PC. That will soon change with League of Legends: Wild Rift, a brand new version of the game in development for consoles and mobile. While these versions of League will have obvious similarities to the PC, Riot does consider League of Legends: Wild Rift as a separate experience with shorter matches, twin-stick controls, a new collection system, and remastered visuals. Some betas will be taking place this year, and Riot hopes to bring the game to most platforms by the end of 2020.
Riot’s Fighting Game is Set in the League of Legends Universe
During EVO, we learned that Riot was working on a fighting game. Even though not a lot was shown, we did get confirmation that it is currently called Project L and is set in Runeterra, expanding the League of Legends universe. The embedded video below will bring you straight to when it is talked about:
Project F is a Diablo Style RPG Set in Runeterra
Not much is known about Project F at this time other than that it is “a very early development project that explores the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends.” It seems to play more like something like Diablo and can be seen briefly in the video above at 30:55.
League of Legends Esports Manager is on Its Way
Yes, you read that right. Riot is making an esports management sim in the vein of something like Football Manager. It will feature real teams and leagues, with Riot specifically describing it as a game that “will provide players with the full experience of what it takes to run an esports team through major decisions that include: strategy selection, pre-match bans and picks, and winning the off-season by building the best team possible.” Pro teams will also profit from the game. It will release during 2020’s LPL and you can read more about it on the game’s website.
Riot is Working on a Tactical Shooter Codenamed Project A
Riot plans to enter yet another genre with Project A, a character-based tactical shooter more along the lines of Overwatch or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rather than League of Legends. It is not set in that universe, but a “near-future earth.” The game is also aiming to have stronger netcode than its peers. No release game or beta dates were given, but Riot says that we will be hearing more about Project A in 2020.
Legends of Runeterra is a League of Legends Card Game
The final new game announcement form yesterday, Legends of Runeterra is a card game set in the League of Legends universe that hopes to take on games like Hearthstone. It features a lot of characters from League of Legends and will sort cards into regions with different playstyles. Riot has also said that cards won’t be obtained through randomized pack purchases. Hopefully, this game doesn’t crash and burn as Artifact did. Legends of Runeterra will be playable on PC, iOS, and Android and you can pre-register right now.
League of Legends is Getting an Animated Series and Feature-Length Documentary
The final major announcements aren’t gaming related, but still notable. First off, Arcane is a 3D-animated series from Riot that is set in the world of Runeterra. It will be released in 2020.
Finally, there is a feature-length documentary about League of Legends‘ growth, aptly titled League of Legends: Origins. It is available now on Netflix and is worth watching if you are a fan of the game.
As you can see, Riot made a ton of cool announcements yesterday, showing that they aren’t a one-trick pony developer. Personally, I am looking forward to Project L, Project A, and the Esports Manager the most. Let us know which games you are looking forward to below!