Game news A real challenger for Street Fighter 6? Project L, the LoL (League of Legends) fighting game is terribly desirable
While Street Fighter 6 seems to be the perfect choice to be the next big fighting game, Project L arrives today discreetly with gameplay… And what we can say is that the game is terribly desirable!
Project L, a fighting game at the height of Street Fighter 6?
While versus fighting had a bit of a slump in the early 2010s, for some time now the genre has been back in great shape. After Street Fighter 6 in 2016, Dragon Ball FighterZ in 2018 or Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019, the genre is about to welcome several new sizes. Note that a new Tekken is in preparation, but also that Street Fighter 6 is already announced as the big piece of the year 2023, but that’s not all…
It is in 2019 that Riot Games, the studio behind the League of Legends game, reveals that many other productions taking place in the LoL universe will see the light of day. Among the latter, we note the existence of a certain Project L.
If the title is particularly discreet since its announcement with only a few excerpts here and there, Project L, the fighting game from Riot Games, is back in force today with a long presentation video. The latter (available at the top of the article) shows in detail all the mechanics of the game. And as you can see, everything seems to be up to the level of the masters of the genre.
What would a LoL game be without teamwork?
In addition to offering us a nice overview of the artistic direction of the software which promises to be fabulous, the long video allowed us to take a new look at the cast. As promised therefore, we will find various characters well known to LoL fans, starting with Jinx, one of the heroines of the Arcane series available on Netflix. We can also note that Tom Cannon, the game’s Executive Producer, spent a long time on Illaoi, a protagonist who was announced last August. Thanks to the video, we can notably observe the various artworks and other sketches which made it possible to give birth to the character. A robust heroine who uses an orb housing an octopus to deliver devastating blows.
After Tom Cannon, it’s Shaun Rivera, the Game Director of the game, who takes the microphone to tell us more about the gameplay. First of all, the Game Director indicates that the Project L team worked hard to make everything accessible to as many people as possible; good news, especially since versus fighting is all too often aimed at a niche audience.
As you can see, Riot Games has done everything to make the movements of the different fighters fluid and intuitive. In addition to being able to jump with agility, it will for example be possible to dash to dodge attacks or to run or take steps backwards. But in the end, that’s not the most important…
We were originally developing Project L with the idea of making a 1v1 game where two Champions enter the arena to achieve victory. But about two years ago, we opted for a “Tag Team”. Shaun Rivera, Game Director
As you probably already know, Project L, to honor the universe from which it is drawn, has chosen to be a “Tag Team”; in other words, it’s a team fighting game, like a Dragon Ball FighterZ.
We really feel like it gives us more space to create amazing moments. Shaun Rivera
During a fight, the player can call a companion to carry out a support attack or prolong a combo, but also carry out a Burst which makes it possible to stop the enemy offensive, or to request a replacement.
Unfortunately, if everything is reassuring and shows that Project L is on the right track, it will once again be necessary to be patient since the title still has no release date.