Riot Games has announced Hextech Mayhem, A League of Legends Story, which is a new rhythm-based game coming to Switch and PC next week.
The Hextech Mayhem unveiled today is described by Riot as a “fast paced runner” taking place in the League of Legends world, as reported by Eurogamer. It’s taking place specifically in Piltover, and there are going to be a lot of bombs in town, politely by Ziggs.
“From Choice Provisions comes Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, a fast-paced rhythm runner that takes place in Piltover, where every action has an explosive reaction and no amount of chaos is too much,” reads the description for the announcement trailer. “Play as Ziggs on a quest to build the biggest bomb the world has ever seen as you run past Heimerdinger, not fun allowed.”
As mentioned in the description, Bit. Trip Runner developer, Choice Provisions, which is also the studio behind the Runner series, is developing Hextech Mayhem. The interesting thing about it is that it apparently suggests that Riot continues to take inspiration from Nintendo and allows third-party developers (especially those who skew more indie) to develop games that take place in the world of their normally first-party developed IP. Nintendo did this with the Brace Yourself Games and their rhythm version of The Legend of Zelda in Cadence of Hyrule.
According to Eurogamer, Riot’s own internal publisher, Riot Forge, is dedicated to publishing games that take place in the League of Legends universe, “all developed by other, non-Riot studios.” Hextech Mayhem also comes from Riot Forge.
Another interesting piece of information about Hextech Mayhem is that it will come to Switch and PC next week on November 16th. After that, however, it will come to Netflix at a later date, Riot said Eurogamer. This seems to indicate that Netflix and Riots League of Legends relationships will continue beyond the currently aired Arcane series. Nor is it surprising that the two want this relationship to continue, as the animated Arcane series that takes place in the League of Legends world is being reviewed really well, also by critics and fans alike.
While you wait for Hextech Mayhem to be released next week, read about how Riot celebrates League of Legends’ Netflix series, Arcane, throughout November, and then check out this trailer from the series. Read about how League of Legends champion, Jinx, who was recently added to Fortnite after that.
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