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Yesterday was Riot Games' tenth anniversary and with that came several huge announcements. Among these, we were introduced to Legends of Runeterra, a strategy card game where "skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success." The game will feature Champions from League of Legends, while also introducing new characters to the mix.
Players can earn new cards as they play the game, or they can speed up the process and spend real cash on microtransactions to acquire specific cards. No one is a fan of microtransactions, but we’ll reserve judgement on whether these are a pay-to-win feature until we go hands on with the game.
From the brief teaser trailer, the gameplay appears to revolve around a central Champion for each player, who can then use supporting cards to defeat their opponent. Cards are broken up in categories called "Regions", which all have a unique playstyle. Finding the right combination of regional cards to build out a deck that complements the Champion looks to be one of the main features of Legends of Runeterra.
It all seems similar to other card games on the market, but should still be interesting thanks to the League of Legends connection. Expect to hear more about this title as Riot Games slowly leaks information out to the public.
Legends of Runeterra is free-to-play and is currently available for pre-registration through the Play Store widget at the bottom of the page.
Legends of Runeterra is coming to Android on April 30
Riot Games has released a new trailer for its upcoming strategy card game Legends of Runeterra. The end of this trailer reveals that the mobile version of the CCG will arrive on the Play Store on April 30th. As it stands, we know that the game won't wipe beta progress for existing players (though the beta season is ending to make way for the new ranked season), thanks to a FAQ on the Runeterra website. We also know that a brand new set of 120+ cards will land when the game is officially released on the 30th, along with a new region in tow. Cross-platform play is also in the mix, which will allow mobile players to face off against their PC brethren. So if you're eager to get your hands on the mobile version of Riot's collectible card game, you can pre-register through the Play Store widget at the bottom of the page to receive an announcement the day Legends of Runeterra arrives.
Riot Games releases Legends of Runeterra two days early
Earlier this month, Riot Games announced that its strategy card game Legends of Runeterra would arrive on Android on April 30th, but as of this afternoon, the game is clearly available two days early. This means you can install Legends of Runeterra right now, and since it's a free-to-play release, you won't have to spend any money to check it out. As expected, this is a collectible card game, and as of today's launch, there are over 120 new cards to collect. So if this sounds good to you, you can install Legends of Runeterra through the Play Store widget at the bottom of the page.