Riot Forge has big news for League of Legends fans today, as The Mageseeker: A League of Legends story has officially been confirmed for a 2023 release.
Developed by Moonlighter creator Digital Sun, The Mageseeker utilises the same 2D, hi-bit pixel style as its older cousin. Following Sylas’s fight against Demacia, Riot Forge says that the new, “gritty” action role-playing game “provides an action-packed fantasy gameplay experience for those looking to experience a story of power, identity, and justice.”
From the small snippet teased in the ‘Riot Forge Year Ahead’ video – which you can check out below – we can see Sylas himself battling giant monsters and bow-wielding mobs in various rooms. Considering Moonlighter’s roguelite elements, it’s not hard to imagine that The Mageseeker will follow a similar formula.
We can also see a mage by a campfire, seemingly practicing magic. Whether or not this is simply a nod to Digital Sun’s soulslike influences, or the actual materialisation of a bonfire-type system remains to be seen.
The Mageseeker was originally leaked by accident last month, when eagle-eyed players spotted that the South Korean Games Ratings Committee had let the upcoming title slip.
Alongside a The Mageseeker release date window, Riot Forge has also announced that both Convergence: A League of Legends Story, and Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story will be arriving this year. The former will arrive in Summer 2023, and the latter in Fall 2023.
While Riot Forge says all three titles will be available for “PC and console”, it has only confirmed the full list for Convergence and Song of Nunu: Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S; Xbox One; PlayStation 4; PlayStation 5, and PC (via Epic Games, GOG, and Steam). However, we can imagine it’ll be a similar sort of deal with The Mageseeker.