Riot Games unveils 13‑minute video of 'Project L': A unique venture in the world of fighting games
Project L was first demoed live during this year's EVO 2023 fighting game festival. IGN has since shared a 13-minute video of the game demo that was available at the event. The video showcases multiple characters drawn from the realm of Runeterra, including renowned figures such as Yasuo, Ahri, Ekko, and Darius.
The development of the game is overseen by Radiant Entertainment, which Riot Games took over in 2016. The major source of inspiration was a preceding project by the studio, known as Rising Thunder. Project L is still a work in progress, evident by the studio's recent active recruitment related to the game's development.
Project L employs a tag team style of gameplay. Players must defeat their adversaries utilizing two characters from their repertoire. The core mechanics of the game resemble other fighting games, albeit a detailed dissection unveils notable differences between Project L and games akin to Mortal Kombat or Tekken.
So, which characters can we expect to see in the game? As per our current knowledge, the following renowned League of Legends characters are pegged to participate in the fight:
Lucian, Garen, and Vi are other characters that have also appeared in prominent graphics. However, their participation in Project L remains undetermined. The game does not yet have an official title or a release date. Radiant Entertainment recently disclosed that despite most game elements having been approved, an immense volume of work is still needed to fine-tune the characters and stages.
Project L is one amongst the array of projects announced during the League of Legends decade anniversary. We also saw the unveiling of League of Legends: Wild Rift during this event. Since then, multiple games inspired by the world of Runeterra have seen their release, including titles like Ruined King and The Mageseeker. We continue to anticipate news regarding the MMO in the League of Legends universe that developers are purportedly working on.