Riot Games announces a bunch of new projects
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Early this morning, Riot Games held a special livestream dedicated to the League of Legends decade. The developers announced several new projects both about LoL and the very new ones.
Legends of Runeterra
A new card game in the League of Legends universe will compete with Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering: Arena. League's champions will become cards with various skills. The developers announced that the game is free to play and microtransactions won't affect the matches. You can pre-register at https://playruneterra.com/. Legends of Runeterra will be available on PC, Andriod and iOS.
League of Legends: Wild Rift
The rumours about the mobile version of League of Legends appeared several months ago and we've even had some leaked screenshots of the game. Yesterday, the developers officially announced the project. League of Legends: Wild Rift will be released on iOS, Andriod and consoles, and will be a miniature version of the original game. However, this is not just a downgraded port: it is a game created from scratch and adapted for mobiles. You can pre-register at https://wildrift.leagueoflegends.com/en-gb/.
Project A is the working title of the new original competitive team shooter from Riot Games which will be the first game made by RG and not related to League of Legends. Project A's setting is in the near future where characters with unique abilities will fight using real weapons. The game looks like a symbiosis of CS:GO and Overwatch. More information on the project will appear in 2020.
The popular autobattler from Riot Games will appear on mobile devices in 2020. The portable version will have cross-play with PC. Teamfight Tactics will also receive the new set called Rise of the Elements which will include new characters, classes and lore.
Arcane: Animated Series
League of Legends fans have long asked the developers to make an animated film because the game has such great lore, setting and characters. Riot Games often releases comics and short stories that move the story forward, but not everyone likes to read them. Yesterday, the developers have announced Arcane: Animated Series, an animated series that will tell the story of Jinx and Vi (and, possibly, Ekko and Warwick) on the streets of Zaun.
League of Legends: Origins
League of Legends: Origins is a documentary about the development and LoL as a game and an esport phenomenon. The film, which is already available on Netflix, shows both the early days of game development in 2006 and how developers are working on the game now.
LoL Esports Manager
If you are a fan of such games as Football Manager or Motorsports Manager, you'll be glad to see this project. In LoL Esports Manager, players will be able to stand at the helm of a virtual esports team from the Chinese league LPL (other leagues will become available after the release) and lead them to victory in the season. Initially, two modes will be available: singleplayer, there's even some plot there, and ranked multiplayer, in which you will need to compete against real players. We still can't tell how Riot will monetize the game but there is information that part of the income will be returned to LPL teams.
Fighting and RPG
There was no official announcement of the fighting game on the stream, however, shots from it, as well as from the new Diablo-like RPG, were shown in a short cut. Most likely, information on these games will appear in early 2020.
In general, we can say that the presentation of new projects came out very good. Riot Games has made a lot of stuff for everyone — players will be able to find something to their taste.