League of Legends developer Riot Games announced Tuesday that in addition to League of Legends: Wild Rift they are also working on as many as six games that are going to be released by the American gaming company. There will be multiple League of Legends spin-offs but also some new intellectual properties coming out. Here’s everything we know about all of the upcoming titles.
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Riot Games is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary right now and despite League of Legends being one of the biggest (eSports) games out there, the company has only published one game in a decade. That’s going to change soon, when League of Legends will evolve to fit new platforms: mobile and console.
Wild Rift will be the League of Legends millions of players know, but converted to fit smaller and bigger screens. The gameplay will be virtually identical and you can even use your main account for the PC version to play on mobile or console. Individual rounds, however, are designed to last a little less long than your average round on PC.
Players will be able to use most of their favorite Champions and skins in all versions of the game, but content might differ slightly between platforms. Oh, and don’t worry about getting you behind spanked by a PC player while you’re on a smartphone, as crossplay won’t be a feature.
It’s still unclear which consoles the game will be released for, but it is confirmed that both Android and iOS users will get access to Wild Rift. The game will come out somewhere in 2020.
Legends of Runeterra
Besides the MOBA focus, Riot Games also seems to be looking into the collectible card game industry. From the gameplay snippets we can conclude that Legends of Runeterra will have a distinct Hearthstone feel, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft spin-off card game that adapted Magic: The Gathering to an online, more accessible environment.
In Legends of Runeterra players will visit many LoL locations and encounter many familiar faces. An open beta will open soon and players can register to test the game here.
League of Legends: Esports Manager
This simulator puts you in the shoes of a professional esports team manager requiring you to scout talent and assemble a team to fight your way up competitive gaming ladders. The ultimate goal of the game is to bring your team to win the League of Legends championship.
League of Legends: Esports Manager could possibly even incorporate the stats from real-world professional teams in real-time. The game is also due out some time in 2020.
The third game, code name Project A, will be an online multiplayer competitive first person shooter. It’s a new I.P. that has nothing to do with the LoL universe and will introduce a new line-up of characters, abilities and mechanics.
From what we’ve seen right now, the game seems to be a combination of a character based shooters like Overwatch, with the tactical, fast paced gameplay of Counter-Strike. It will be set in the near future on what appears to be planet earth. It has a slight cartoonish style, with mild sci-fi abilities and powers for a diverse set of characters.
League of Legends’ universe will also migrate to a 2D fighting game, simply referred to as Project L. The game looks to be a fairly simple fighter that features many popular characters from Riot Games’ MOBA, including Jinx, Katarina, and Darius.
Based on the few seconds of gameplay we’ve seen, Project F will be a cartoony dungeon crawler in the spirit of Diablo. It will be set in Runeterra, the world of League of Legends. It appears that players will fight many different types of enemies from a mild top-down view, possibly in a co-op setting.
Thus far, not many details on the individual games were shared by Riot Games. Apart from some snippets of gameplay and a general explanation of what we can expect, most of the titles were just teased. Also, no release windows were given for most projects, with a few being slated for 2020. Beta’s for many of the games will be introduced down the line and whenever we know more about Riot Games’ new titles, you’ll read about it here on Game Enthusiast, or on our Facebook page or Twitter feed.