Riot Games has marked the tenth anniversary of League of Legends by unveiling a raft of six new games in development, including potential competitors to Hearthstone, Overwatch and Counter-Strike: GO.
In a news story on its website, Riot Games revealed three new titles whose development is sufficiently advanced that they have been given names. The first is Legends of Runeterra, which the company described as: “A free-to-play strategy card game set in the world of LoL. LoR features cards based on the iconic champions of LoL, as well as new characters and allies hailing from the regions of Runeterra, each with their own style and strategic advantage. LoR’s gameplay is built around dynamic, alternating combat that demands players use their skill, creativity, and cleverness to succeed. LoR will be fully launched in 2020 for PC and mobile and is now open for pre-registration.”
Next came League of Legends: Wild Rift: “League of Legends: Wild Rift is a new 5v5 MOBA for mobile and console. It features much of the same gameplay as LoL on PC, adapted for new platforms. Wild Rift has a new twin-stick control scheme and a rebuilt Rift designed for 15-18 minute games. Wild Rift is not a port of LoL on PC — it is a new game built from scratch to ensure it is a polished, legitimate LoL experience that’s worth players’ time.”
Perhaps the most original of the new games unveiled by Riot is League of Legends Esports Manager: “A team management game currently in development that will allow fans to assemble world-class League of Legends esports teams as a team manager, signing players to contracts, and more. LoL Esports Manager is designed to expand the esports ecosystem and will invest in its longevity by sharing revenue generated from the game with the featured pro teams. The game will first launch in the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) region next year with the intent to eventually expand to other regional leagues.”
In addition, Riot Games announced three new titles under development which are currently known by the codenames Project A, Project L and Project F. The company released some basic details: “Riot Games is developing a stylish, competitive, character-based tactical shooter for PC, temporarily codenamed Project A. The game is set on a beautiful near-future Earth and has a lethal cast of characters, each with unique abilities that create tactical opportunities for their gunplay to shine.”
“Project L is a temporary codename for a fighting game set in the LoL Universe. The game is in early stage development, and no additional details are available at this time. Project F is a temporary codename for a very early development project that explores the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends.”
On top of the raft of new games, Riot announced some upcoming changes and additions to League of Legends itself, including a new champion: Senna, changes to Summoner’s Rift in the form of Rise of the Elements and the return of Ultra Rapid Fire.
For more Riot Games news, keep an eye on the company’s website.