The Mageseeker, League of Legends’ pixel action RPG spinoff, breaks free this spring

Break the chains that bind you.

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There are several beloved characters in League of Legends and it appears at least one more is getting their own unique story. This time, it’s fan-favorite mage Sylas, who will be starring in his breakout role in the spinoff The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story. The upcoming game forgoes the standard gameplay of League of Legends and instead chooses the action RPG route.

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The game was originally announced in February but came without a release date. All we got then was a teaser trailer and the news that it would be following chain-wielding rebel Sylas. Now that a few weeks have passed, Riot Forge has set an official release date for The Mageseeker of April 18. You’ll play as Sylas the Unchained as he leads a rebellion to overthrow mages in the city of Demacia. From the game’s trailer, it appears to be a blend of Hades-like action with the pixel graphics of Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story will be available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. You can pre-order the game now to get the Lost Silverwing pre-order bonus when it releases. If you want some really fancy extras, it will launch as a Digital Deluxe Edition and physical Collector’s Edition too.

It’s been a recent trend from Riot Games to create new single-player games set within the world of League of Legends. A few years back saw the release of the rhythm runner game Hextech Mayhem with the main characters of the yordle and Ziggs. Alongside that came the turn-based RPG Ruined King where you played as Miss Fortune and led a crew of other familiar League characters. Still to come is Convergence: A League of Legends Story, releasing sometime in 2023. On top of all that, there’s also the popular Netflix series Arcane as well.