Update [Tue 7th Mar, 2023 18:00 GMT]: After last month’s teaser, Riot Forge and Digital Sun announced that The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story will launch on Switch fairly soon, on April 18, 2023 (via Gematsu).
The game is available on the Switch eShop for $29.99 USD / £24.99or you can scold $39.99USD for the Digital Deluxe edition. Fans can also grab a Collector’s Edition for $169.99USD featuring a statue, one-of-a-kind comic strip, art book, art print, enamel pins and an exclusive vinyl version of the soundtrack.
We also have a brand new gameplay trailer, screenshots and an official description from the game’s store page:
Developed by Digital Sun, the creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story™ is an action RPG set in the League of Legends universe. In the kingdom of Demacia, the Mageseekers have the power to suppress magic-using citizens in the name of law and order – by initiating and indoctrinating them, imprisoning them or hiding them.
Play as Sylas, a spell-stealing mage who has just escaped from his unjust captivity at the hands of the Mageseekers. As you wield the chains that once bound you, you must free your homeland from tyranny, one Mageseeker at a time.
It’s time to unleash the magic.
Command the magic
Magic is everywhere, including on the battlefield. From blazing flames to deadly ice, master a variety of spells and customize your unique playstyle. Swing your chains and use your enemies’ magic against them, or punch them with your fists – the choice is yours.
Call an uprising
Demacia is ripe for a revolution, but can you rise to the challenge of leading it? It’s up to you to find mages all over the land and recruit them to your cause. Harness the power of your growing army to upgrade your base and unlock unique abilities.
Forge your legacy
You see the Mageseekers for the criminals they are, but not everyone is ready for the truth. Battle formidable foes and align yourself with unforgettable allies, both new and old. Only you can uncover the buried secrets of Demacia’s past and use them to change the course of his future.
We won’t have to wait long, then, until we return to the League of Legends world. Check out our original story below for more details on the original teaser, including a hint at LoL’s future…
Original article [Wed 15th Feb, 2023 19:00 GMT]: Riot Forge has announced a brand new spin-off to the hugely popular MOBA League of Legends Today. Launching on Switch (and other consoles) in Spring 2023, The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is a stunning “hi-bit” pixel art action RPG created by Digital Sun, the developer of the equally gorgeous Moonlighter.
The Mageseeker, teased in Riot Forge’s “The Year Ahead” trailer, sees you build an army of rogue mages to lead a revolution in the kingdom of Demacia. In the world of Runeterra, a world where certain magic is forbidden, you are looking for revenge as the magician Sylas.
That’s pretty much all we’ve got to go on at the moment, aside from the brief snippet of gameplay we see in the trailer above, but it looks quite different from other League of Legends spin-offs. And Digital Sun’s power in beautiful pixel art, as demonstrated in Moonlighter, looks like it’s on full display here.
Aside from that, Digital Forge also revealed release windows for two other League of Legends games coming to Switch this year, making 2023 a great year for the franchise. CONVERGENCE: A League of Legends Story from Double Stallion Games (Speed Brawl) launches in Summer 2023, while Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story from Tequila Works (RiME) is coming to Switch in Fall 2023 .
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