Riot’s publishing arm, Riot Forge, will release two new League of Legends spin-off games in 2022. Announced this week are Song of Nunu and Convergence, an action platformer featuring Ekko, both due out sometime next year.
In an announcement video Posted today, Nunu’s song resembles The Last Guardian wrapped in a somewhat cartoony LOL art style. It is an action-adventure game set in Frailjord, a harsh tundra associated with quite a few characters in Runterra. You play as League of Legends champion Nunu, and ride your yeti, Willump, to climb walls, cross crumbling bridges, and slide down slopes. The game is developed by Madrid-based developer Tequila Works, which previously created The Sexy Brutale and Rim.
Convergence, which was first announced in 2019, looks like we’ve seen a lot of action platformer games in the past five years. The game features Ecco and takes place in the dank district of Zaun, the primary focus of the new Netflix show Arcane. It’s got the 2D look and combat rhythm of something like Dead Cells and has a time-rewinding mechanic. The developers of Double Stallion Games said during a new video That rewinding will come into play when you’re fighting enemies and need to undo a powerful attack.
Both games have linked 2022 release dates. Although we live in a time when a lot of games are delayed past their release date, Riott Forge’s brief track record suggests that these games will probably make it on time. League spin-off RPG The Ruined King launched a surprise this week following its announcement last year, and rhythm game HexTech Mayhem was both announced and released this week.
Riot continues to capitalize on its vast League of Legends universe with games that zoom into characters and parts of the world that a MOBA can’t. Every new game in the world of Runeterra is an opportunity to bend the imagination towards different types of players. If one game doesn’t suit you, it looks like another one will be around the corner to meet your needs.