League of Legends fighter codenamed Project L shown off in early footage

League of Legends fighter codenamed Project L shown off in early footage
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Riot Games has shown off the first footage of its upcoming beat-em-up set in the League of Legends universe, codenamed Project L.

The spin-off was shown as part of the studio’s Undercity Nights broadcast. The video detailed that Project L will be an “assist-based fighter” set in the universe of Runeterra. Players will be able to select a team of two fighters from a roster of LoL champions. While the full list of fighters is yet to be finalised, we do see Jinx, Darius, Ahri and Ekko in the video.

An accompanying blog post reveals that the team want to make an easy-to-learn but hard to master fighter. While the champions will have powers recognisable from the MOBA, they’ll be given a beat-em-up-style twist. Characters will also have different kits, to allow you to play them in different ways.

However, Riot wans in a blog post that the game is still a ways out yet. While they’re “almost locked in” on core gameplay, they say they still need to design stages, build the roster and more. As a result, they warn, fans shouldn’t expect to see the game in 2021 or 2022. Platforms for Project L are also still TBD. The next update, the team say, will be coming “early in the second half of 2022”.

Riot Games has been very busy of late with spin-offs to League of Legends developed both in-house and externally. Last week saw the launch of turn-based RPG Ruined King and the announcement of action adventure Song of Nunu.