Riot Games, the developer and publisher of League of Legends (LoL), revealed that they will be launching a free-to-play strategy card game set in the world of League of Legends called “Legends of Runeterra” (LoR). It will fully launch in 2020 for PC and mobile, and is currently open for pre-registration.
LoR will feature 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 offers players multiple options to acquire cards, including both robust free-to-play options and the ability to directly purchase any card with either earned or paid currency.
“We’re all huge card game fans on the LoR team, so we know the issues with the genre: things like excessive cost, over-the-top randomness, and seeing the same decks over and over. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what we’d do differently, and now we have a chance to shake up the genre by keeping what’s great, improving what’s not, and adding some new twists of our own,” says Jeff Jew, Executive Producer for LoR.
Riot Games’ game philosophy is built on a commitment to outstanding player experience and live service. As a result, LoR will see frequent balance updates and content releases to ensure a dynamic metagame and evergreen experimentation. An exciting new venture into the League IP, LoR invests heavily in the art and world-building already established from 10 years of League of Legends to make LoR a game that takes players deeper into an IP they already know and love.
LoR is now open for pre-registration on PC and the Google Play Store Android at the Legends of Runeterra website. If you pre-register, you will also get a chance at early access prior to the game’s release in 2020, as well as an exclusive Poro pet chroma at its launch.
Legends of Runeterra