League of Legends Is Branching Out Beyond the MOBA
League of Legends

League of Legends has passed its tenth birthday, and Riot Games is celebrating by branching out and chasing after more money. In addition to revealing a new character for the original MOBA, a console port, multiple new game projects, and an animated series have been announced. While Senna will join the public beta server on October 29, 2019 and the full game on November 10, 2019, the other new additions won’t be arriving for a while.

First, there is the new version of the game. League of Legends console and mobile adaptations are on the way. Platforms haven’t been confirmed yet. However, they will be showing up in 2020. This version will be called Wild Rift and are being built from scratch for the new systems, to ensure it plays properly. Expect about 40 characters to appear at launch.

We will also be getting Legends of Runeterra. This will be a collectible card game. This does not have any release window yet. However, it will be a free-to-play game revolving around cards that will play in a manner similar to something like Hearthstone or Gwent. All cards will have characters from League of Legends. (Since there are over 140, that will be quite a lot.)

The only other project with a release window is an animated series. Arcane will be based on League of Legends. It will be released in 2020 and created by Riot’s Fortiche Productions. In it, players will follow the story of the sisters Vi and Jinx. The two follow very different paths in the game, and Arcane will look at their early life in Piltover.

Finally, there are some undated projects in the work. One is Project A. It will be a shooter set in League of Legend’s world. It seems like a competitive FPS. Another is Project L. This will be a fighting game with characters from the series. There will also be Project F, which will involve exploring Runeterra in some way.

Jenni Lada
Jenni Lada

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Date: 10/16/2019

10/16/2019 10:55AM
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