Riot Games hit us recently with a Project L Gameplay Reveal showcase!
The next installment in the League of Legends universe is looking to break into the fighting game sphere.
Here is what was shown and what we know so far…
Project L Gameplay Reveal Showcase
From the dev diary, they disclose that Project L is not just a tag-based fighting game, as theorised a few years ago at its reveal. Instead, it is a 2v2 team-based fighting game that allows players to control each champion separately.
Unlike Marvel vs. Capcom and Mortal Kombat, which have one player control multiple characters via a tag mechanic, Project L looks to have players wait actively on the sidelines.
While tagged out, players can either switch in, assist move, or assist block. This keeps players active while they are not even tagged in.
Although it has a four-player focus, they stated that AI can take up the mantle if needed.
The 2D fighter looks like it aims to mix the Guitly Gear Aesthetic with the gameplay of MVC4.
Project L Fuse System
Also unique to Project L’s tag system is the new Fuse System shown off.
With this, players can decide before the match starts how they want their partner to assist them.
From what was shown, there were two options: double assist and Double Down. These affected factors, such as combining the two champions ultimate and giving them more assist options.
However, this bears striking resemblance to Naruto Ninja Storm’s mechanic of picking ultimates over special moves. This is apparently done so to allow players to experience and enjoy a bit of variety with their matchups.
From team selection, it also implies that 1v1s may also be possible as only one player is needed to be assigned to each team.
Confirmed Champions So Far
Over on the Project L website we can see a roster showing off the 3 known characters Darius, Eko and Ari as well as 11 free slots.
This may be showing off a potential roster of up to 14 champions Riot aim to make upon release.
But strangley, Jinx is nowhere to be found, even though she was shown off at the first reveal back in 2021.
As we get closer to EVO and release we should expect to see more champions dropped onto the roster.
Hopefully, we can expect to see a playable state sometime soon or even a demo to get our hands on this dazzling new fighter!
Although no platforms have been announced, it is safe to say we should expect Project L on PC and maybe current-gen consoles.
Stay informed on the latest Project L news here on Gamelevate.