Grabbing the essence of innovation in the gaming world, Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, and Valorant has shared more info regarding their upcoming fighting game Project: L.
According to the info, a new mode called ‘Duo Play’ has been added to the game along with some exciting new features. Let’s dive in deep to uncover everything released during the reveal:
Duo Play and the Fusion of Characters
Duo Play, as the name suggests, allows two players to join forces in a tag-based game. The design draws inspiration from tag-team wrestling, where one player controls the primary character while their partner waits offscreen, ready to leap into action at the right moment.
While the focus remains on cooperation and teamwork, solo players need not fret. The game also offers options for a solo player to command both characters in a tag team, thereby introducing diverse match types such as 1v1, 2v2, and even 2v1.
Further deepening the gameplay, Riot introduces another mechanic called the Fuse System. This feature empowers players to customize how their characters synergize, allowing them to establish powerful combinations tailored to their Duo Playstyle.
One notable Fuse option is the 2X Assist, which lets teams use two consecutive assists, giving way to a plethora of strategic possibilities.
Match Footage and Gameplay Mechanics
The debut of a complete match played by the development team offers a unique peek into the mechanics of the game.
The match featured renowned fighting game enthusiast ‘pattheflip’ and game designer Caroline, against the dynamic duo known as Maximum Dredd (Maxine a.k.a Max and Dan a.k.a Dredd).
With numerous engaging moments like powerful assists, clutch saves, and exciting combos, this full match footage is a testament to the thrilling potential of the new Duo Play mode.
The footage confirmed the presence of three champions – Darius, Ekko, and Ahri.
However, attendees at the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) 2023 will get the exclusive chance to try out a playable demo of Project L, featuring a lineup of four champions – Jinx, Katarina, Illaoi, and a fourth yet to be disclosed.
What The Future Holds
Project L, first announced in 2019, is a labor of love, developed by former members of Radiant Entertainment.
The game promises to respect player wallets, championing a free-to-play model with a fair and respectful monetization system.
The response to Project: L’s new Duo Mode from the gaming community has been explosive. From Twitch streamers to YouTube personalities, many have been eagerly discussing and dissecting every element of this new game mode.
After Riot made the announcement, many gameplay videos of prominent YouTubers started popping up in the news feed, indicating we might be very close to an open-public beta-testing opportunity!