Next up is a long rumored mobile game from Riot Games. League of Legends: Wild Rift was announced alongside a number of new releases during the ten year anniversary celebration of League of Legends. It features the same 5v5 MOBA gameplay as its PC counterpart, with adjustments to make it more mobile-friendly.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard much about League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile and console spinoff of the long-running strategy game. Today, as part of the ongoing Summer Game Fest, Riot gave the best look yet at the game, with a lengthy video presentation that covers everything from characters to gameplay to skins. While the game still doesn’t have a release date — it’s expected to launch sometime this year — Riot says that it’s starting its first early tests soon with an early alpha on Android in Brazil and the Philippines.
Wild Rift is just one part of what is shaping up to be a busy period for Riot. In addition to the new version of League, the developer is also set to launch its team-based shooter Valorant on June 2nd. Outside of that, Riot also released a League-themed card game called Legends of Runeterra earlier this year, and it’s expanding the universe further through a new indie publishing label as well as an animated series and fighting game.
Those adjustments required rebuilding the game from scratch, so not all champions will be available at launch. About 40 champions will be available at launch, but many will have their abilities tweaked. Match times will also be cut down to 15-18 minutes.
League of Legends is currently one of the most popular games in the world, making Wild Rift one of the most anticipated upcoming Android games around. It will enter beta in certain regions in late 2019, with a full mobile (and console) rollout some time in 2020.
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