The 10 year anniversary edition of Riot Pls featured multiple game announcements from Riot Games, one of those being Project L, as well as Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics Mobile, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Project A and Project F.
The stream also included some League of Legends updates about their new character Senna, but Project L took the spotlight. Project L is the long anticipated fighting game from Riot, initially confirmed during an interview at EVO 2019. Here's what we know so far:
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[Update: November 22, 2021] Tom Cannon and Tony Cannon showcased new Project L information in a short video, as promised. Riot Games confirmed that they're still working on the fighter, but presented what they've accomplished so far.
The reveals included four confirmed characters from League of Legends, and Riot said that more characters from the popular title to be added soon. Project L will also have an "assist-based" fighting game with shortcut inputs for special moves, and the game is designed to "unlock the fun at all skill levels."
As for the Project L release date, Riot said that they're still far from completing Project L and will not be releasing it in 2022. There will be at least two updates in 2022 about Project L, and the first update to arrive early at the second half of 2022.
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A Redditer asked when Project L's next update would be. Radiant Entertainment President Tom Cannon confirmed that it will take place "sometime around late November." You can read more here.
What Is Project L?
Project L is the brand new fighting game, developed by Riot Games. What was heavily rumoured and kept in the dark has finally been given some light. This fighting game involves characters from the League of Legends universe as they fight across 2D stages.
Despite the fighting game being in development for some time, they stress that they have a long way to go. Since Riot acquired Radiant Entertainment, who previously were working on Rising Thunder, has finally been able to share what they are working on.
They've said that the game will focus on more simplified game mechanics, despite looking very similar to Street Fighter in some regards. It will be a comfortable experience for those familiar with League of Legends, as you can imagine the moves will mirror those seen in the MOBA.
Project L is anticipated to release either in Late 2021 or 2022, although there has been no concrete information yet. Soon as we know more, we'll keep you updated.