League of Legends maker Riot Games has new legends in the works
Riot Games has generated billions of dollars over the past 10 years, and in the process created a highly influential, globe-spanning esports league. All of this success revolved around a single video game: League of Legends. That is about to change, to a degree.
The Los Angeles-based company announced Tuesday a slate of new games, many of which are scheduled to be released next year. 스포츠토토사이트 The new game titles will be in addition to an animated series based on League of Legends and a documentary Riot financed about the origins of the game, which debuted on Netflix tonight.
All of the new games, except for one, are set in the League of Legends universe and will feature that game’s characters, or champions, as their better known to League players. The new titles include a card game, a fighting game, multiplayer online battle arena game, open-world game and an esports simulator, seemingly akin to the Football Manager franchise.
Several of the new games will be based in the League of Legends universe. A second, new mobile game is a spinoff of a current League of Legends mode called Teamfight Tactics, where players battle seven opponents on a rotating basis. The company is also creating an animated video series featuring its characters, for an outlet that has yet to be determined.
Unlike League of Legends, which can take more than an hour to play, the mobile versions are designed to run 20 minutes. The shooting game is being engineered to thwart aimbots — outside software that gives an unfair advantage to players who use them.
The new-product announcements, made during an hourlong webcast, are part of a 10-year anniversary celebration for League of Legends. The bash includes matches featuring some of the game’s original players, special gifts for online fans and the introduction of a new warrior, Senna, whom fans know since she’s been trapped in a lantern in the game for years.