Riot are still working on that League of Legends fighting game

Credit: Riot

While Riot’s 10th Anniversary livestream didn’t give away much information about the long-rumored League of Legends fighting game, they did confirm that “Project L” is still on the way.

Rumors of the game first emerged after Riot acquired Rising Thunder developer Radiant Entertainment in 2016. Since then, the team involved in the free-to-play robot brawler game has remained radio silent with one notable exception. 

Earlier this year, Evo co-founder Tom Cannon confirmed in an interview that he was working at Riot on an unannounced fighting game. 

Ahead of this year’s 10th anniversary livestream, PC World had the chance to see a work-in-progress screenshot of Project L. It looks more or less how you’d expect 2D League of Legends fighting game to look. The UI features two health bars and a match timer at the top and there are two characters on screen at a time. In other words, it looks like a fighting game.

Credit: Riot

While the usual caveats apply (work-in-progress, not final, etc), the image we saw featured Ahri and Darius - so you can probably assume those two specific heroes are going to be playable.

Riot wouldn’t give us any details about the timeline or scope of Project L, nor what platforms it might eventually release on.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags RIoTLeague of LegendsRising ThunderFighting Game

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Fergus Halliday
Show Comments

Brand Post

Shining a light on creativity

MSI has long pushed the boundaries of invention with its ever-evolving range of laptops but it has now pulled off a world first with the new MSI Creative 17.

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Ada Chan

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

I highly recommend the Dynabook Portégé® X30L-G notebook for everyday business use, it is a benchmark setting notebook of its generation in the lightweight category.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?