League of Legends

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Riot Games
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2009 (US), Oct. 30, 2009 (EU)

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by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT

League of Legends is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

After an age of warfare, the superpowers of the land of Valoran have come together to form a governing body that will settle all disputes behind the closed doors of the Institute of War. Their task is a noble one — to lift the impossible weight of bloody war off the shoulders of the world and place it upon a select few — The League of Legends. On the Fields of Justice, legendary Champions forge alliances and resolve their differences in battle arenas. In the League there is one rule that reigns over all else: Winner rules all.

In League of Legends, players take on the role of a persistent Summoner avatar that gazes upon the battlefield from above and influences battles by taking command of a chosen Champion. During each online multiplayer play session, gamers will choose one of dozens of unique Champions wielding diverse skills and abilities, and engage in fast-paced team-oriented combat to bring their foes to ruin. Champions will gain levels, items, and abilities that enable them to slay their opponents and augment the strength of their allies by battling with enemy minions, foul beasts, deadly turrets and enemy Champions. Players also advance their Summoner’s rank and power to gain new abilities and items, assisting their Champions in battle.

League of Legends emphasizes team-oriented gameplay and players must work together in order to defeat the opposing team. Players will be able to communicate easily through in-game lounges and chat rooms, and forums will act as a conversational hub for a wide variety of discussions amongst community members. League of Legends will feature custom-built multiplayer support including matchmaking, stat tracking, clan support, anti-cheat systems, dedicated in-game ladders and Leaverbuster technology. In addition to extensive multiplayer features, League of Legends will include a single-player mode where players can learn how to play and practice new strategies by engaging robust Bot-AI.

Singe the Mad Chemist

One of the turning points in the Rune War was an event simply known as the Hour of Judgment. The day was like any other. Fighting raged across the land. Men fought and died for their beliefs. But on this day, about an hour before sunset, a tremendous explosion rocked the entire planet. The oceans sloshed. The mountains trembled. Volcanoes erupted. Islands sank into the seas.

Agents were sent to investigate the source of the explosion. They found the remains of a volatile chemical laboratory, and Singe lying helplessly on the floor. Bandages masked his charred skin, and from underneath his blood-stained garb he barely stirred. As they prepared to lift him, a single drop of green chemical fell from the bottle strapped to the mad chemist’s back. The intense acidity of that tiny droplet brought the agents to their knees as they clawed at their burning eyes and throats. The gleam in Singe’s eyes was the last thing they saw before he rose to his feet, his skin bubbling, and was gone.

Abilities

  • Poison Trail: Toggle: Singe lays a poisonous trail which deals poisonous damage for every second to units who move through it.
  • Mega Adhesive: Singe throws a vial of mega adhesive on the ground causing all enemies who touch it to be slowed for 5 seconds.
  • Fling: Singe flings an enemy over his shoulder, dealing massive Damage when they land.
  • Insanity Potion (Ultimate): Singe drinks a potent brew of chemicals, granting him enhanced Damage, Attack Speed, Ability Power, Armor, Movement Speed, and Regeneration for 30 seconds.
  • Empowered Bulwark (Passive): Increases Singe's Health by a percentage of each Mana Point he possesses.

Key Features :

  • Play as dozens of unique Champions with diverse skills and abilities while engaging in fast-paced team-oriented combat.
  • Compete in a variety of highly stylized and unique handcrafted battle scenarios.
  • Create your own persistent Summoner avatar and customize your appearance through achievements that you earn in game.
  • Advance your Summoner in rank and power to gain skills and abilities that give you an edge in battle.
  • Join clans and teams to compete with other players in tournaments and organized leagues.
  • Assemble Legendary items for your Champion by forging together basic items you obtain on the battlefield. Choose from over 200 uniquely crafted items to augment your Champion's power.
  • Robust matchmaking and detailed stat tracking help to ensure balanced games for new players and veterans alike.
  • Unlock new content through persistent gameplay and mastering the game.
  • Integrated LeaverbusterTM technology helps ensure people stay for the whole game!
  • Participate in the creation of League of Legends through our Suggestion Engine the community will have an unprecedented voice in what new content is created and implemented into the game.
    And much, much more...

The League of Legends community will feature an abundance of ongoing events including tournaments, leagues and contests. The Riot development team will open their doors for community input, allowing gamers to have their opinions heard, have their ideas implemented in League of Legends and continue to shape the game as it evolves post-launch. Gamers can already join the community forums to begin tracking the new title, engage with the Riot team and other players and become a part of the development process for League of Legends.

League of Legends is being designed by a decorated group of developers with credits that include PC & console blockbusters, as well as part of the team that created the popular Warcraft 3 mod DotA-Allstars.


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