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League of Legends dev pushes into a new lane: tabletop games

The house that League of Legends built is debuting a new game: Mechs Vs. Minions, a physical game (replete with cards, dice & figures) designed to be played cooperatively on a tabletop by 2-4 players.

Riot Games is the house that League of Legends built, but today the studio is debuting a new game: Mechs Vs. Minions, a physical game (replete with cards, dice and figures) designed to be played cooperatively on a tabletop by 2-4 players.

This is important because throughout its ten-year lifespan, Riot has been remarkable success in focusing on PC game development -- and specifically, on League of Legends' development. 

While the studio has long engaged in game jams and other internal design ventures, it has yet to release any significant game other than League; Riot even went so far as to can free-to-play fighting game Radiant Thunder after it acquired RT developer Radiant Entertainment earlier this year, though Radiant has since continued to work on its Kickstarted game Stonehearth.

Of course, Riot isn't stepping too far outside its comfort zone: Mechs Vs. Minions features League of Legends characters, and is currently expected to go on sale (via Riot's online store) October 13th at an asking price of $75. 

 

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