Legends Of Runeterra is Riot’s answer to Hearthstone, as League Of Legends comes to consoles

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Legends Of Runeterra is Riot’s take on Hearthstone

Riot Games is making a big push onto consoles and mobile, as League Of Legends is reimagined as the all-new Wild Rift.

Despite being one of the biggest video games in the world, with viewer and player figures almost as massive as Fortnite, most console gamers probably haven’t even heard of League Of Legends.

But as part of the game’s 10th anniversary celebrations, publisher Riot Games has announced it will finally be coming to consoles and mobile phones, although in such a different form that it’s having its name changed to Wild Rift.

Famous or not, changing the name of the game seems an odd choice but it’s meant to emphasise that it’s being made for the ground up for consoles, given the very different controls and the fact that it needs to be played on a TV/touchscreen.

Instead of a mouse and keyboard, Wild Rift will use twin stick controls on consoles, like a top-down shooter, and matches will be designed to last no more than 18 minutes, rather than the 30+ minutes of the average PC match.

It’s not the first time someone has tried to bring a MOBA game to formats other than the PC, but the only ones that have been successful so far are more action-orientated free-to-play ones like Paragaon and Smite.

League Of Legends is a more old school top-down game that, like Blizzard’s Dota 2, more clearly shows its roots as a mod for real-time strategy games Starcraft and Warcraft III.

When will Legends Of Runeterra be out?

Speaking of Blizzard, it’s clear that many of Riot’s other 10th anniversary announcements are aimed squarely at providing alternatives and rivals to most of Blizzard’s big name games.

Legends Of Runeterra is clearly aimed at providing an alternative to Hearthstone, which has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. The beta for Legends Of Runeterra is already live on PC, with iOS and Android to come, and plenty of streams on Twitch if you want to get a look at it in action.

The official launch is set for early 2020 but you can pre-register for the beta here at the official website. Although if you don’t already have a League Of Legends account you’ll have to sign up for one first.

Then there’s autobattler Teamfight Tactics, inspired by the likes of Auto Chess, which started as a mod for Dota 2. Teamfight Tactics will be out on mobile next spring, with pre-registrations already available via Google Play.

Riot also have three secret games currently in development, referred to merely as Project A, Project L, and Project F.

Project A is a tactical shooter that’s intended as a rival to Overwatch, Project L is a fighting game set in the League Of Legends universe, and Project F is a proper secret but there’ve been hints it may be a dungeon crawler in the Diablo vein.

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