Riot Forge announces Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story from the makers of Bit.Trip

They kept this one a secret.

Riot Forge has announced Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, a rhythm runner game developed by Choice Provisions, the creators of the highly regarded BIT.TRIP series. Riot Forge is a portion of Riot Games that is responsible for releasing third-party titles set in the League of Legends universe.

The game will launch on November 16 for Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. It will also be available through Netflix at a later date.

Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story is a rhythm runner featuring Ziggs, a yordle that players of Riots MOBA wll be familiar with. A mage, Ziggs tends to appear in the mid lane at lower levels but has a habit of popping up in the bot lane at higher-level play due to his ability to hard push lanes and take towers. In Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, players must perform bomb-jumps and bomb-attacks to the beat of a toe-tapping soundtrack, to avoid obstacles, disarm enemies, and light fuses for satisfying and explosive chain reactions to cause the most possible damage. 

Players will be running through Piltover to escape the spoilsport Heimerdinger, who is all out of patience with Ziggs and his explosive experimentations.

This is definitely a surprising release from Riot, coming as the company goes out of its way to push the excellent Arcane series that is now available on Netflix. Anyone who preorders the game will get the Ruined Ziggs Skin that will only be available to preorder customers.