Riot Games’ League of Legends (LoL) IP expansion momentum is not great. On the 17th, a new game was released four days after the surprise announcement of ‘The Fallen King’, ‘The Song of Nunu’, ‘Hextech Mayhem’ and ‘Time/Cross’ through the Riot Forge Showcase on the 17th. ‘Project L’, a fighting game set in the LoL universe, is the main character.
‘Project L’, which is being developed by brothers Tom and Tony Cannon, founders of EVO (Evolution Championship Series), a world-class fighting game competition and the founders of Radiant Entertainment, which was acquired by Riot Games in 2016, was unveiled at the last EVO 2019. has been At the time, Tom Cannon revealed that “Riot Games is developing a fighting game” and became a topic of discussion. However, detailed information about ‘Project L’ was not disclosed at the time. It was finally revealed after two years.
‘Project L’ is a fighting game with impressive cartoon rendering graphics. In the released video, Echo, Ahri, Jinx, Darius, etc. appear, and the basic operation system and tag system, which can be the core of the game, are introduced.
Many gamers think that fighting games are difficult. In fact, most fighting games are famous for their high entry barriers. ‘Project L’ is going to be a little different. Also known as Bushnell’s Law, the long-loved games advocate ‘Easy to learn, hard to master’, and the open control system is also much better compared to other fighting games. looks easy You can get a glimpse of how you can use skills with simple commands rather than complex commands.
In ‘Project L’, players have to build two different champions. In this video, you can see how Echo and Ahri, Jinx and Darius form the same team and use the tag system to escape the enemy’s combos or connect their own combos in various ways. It is expected that this tag system can be used in various ways in the future.
‘Project L’ will support multiplayer. Accordingly, ways to solve problems such as ping are being discussed together. “We’re building the best netcode,” Tom Cannon said.
He didn’t say anything about the release schedule, which many gamers would be curious about. Currently, in ‘Project L’, the core gameplay elements, control system, art direction, etc. have been established to some extent, but there is still a long way to go, including the champion and UI. “It’s not going to be released in 2022,” said Cannon, although he said he’s actually made a lot of progress in this regard.
Meanwhile, ‘Project L’ is expected to reveal at least two pieces of new information next year. He declined to comment on detailed schedules, but added that he would bring news at least in the second half of 2022.