Riot Forge has shared an in-depth look at their upcoming title, The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story.
Riot Forge is a publishing label at Riot Games that aims to make narrative-driven games based on the League of Legends. Till now, they have released two different games, Ruined King and Hextech Mayhem.
Earlier this year, Riot revealed 3 more spin-off games based on the League of Legends universe. And one of them is The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story.
The Mageseeker will be a 2d action RPG game. However, it looks like the popular roguelike game Hades.
Digital Suns, the creator behind Moonlighter, are developing this game. Moonlighter is a 2d action RPG game with roguelike mechanics. So we can expect The Mageseeker to be similar to Moonlighter.
In The Mageseeker, the player will take control of Sylas, a fan-favorite champion from League. Moreover, the game will take place in Demacia. In Damacia, mages are unjustifiably oppressed. And since Sylas is a mage, he was also captured and imprisoned by the mageseekers. Mageseekers are an organization in Damacia that hunt down mages and imprison them. In rare instances, they also recruit mages to hunt down other mages.
The mageseekers imprisoned Sylas for 15 years. And now he has broken free from his captivity. And now it’s up to him to liberate Damacia from this tyranny.
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The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story
The story takes place in the region of Damacia. In this place, mages are oppressed due to conflicts that happened years ago. In this region, there is an organization called the mageseekers, who hunt down mages and imprison them. In rare cases, they also recruit mages to hunt down other mages.
Our protagonist Sylas was born with the ability to sense magic. Because of it, he was recruited by the mageseekers to hunt down his fellow mages and realized that mages are extremely common in Damacia.
One day he took pity on a captured mage. In a desperate attempt to save her, he discovers he can channel other people’s magic by himself. Since his power was too much for him to control, he was imprisoned by the mageseekers for 15 years.
During his last months in prison, Sylas meets Lux Crownguard, a noble family member in Damacia. Moreover, she is a mage. Sylas befriends her and later uses her power to escape prison.
After he escapes the prison, he tries to kill the king of Damacia, Jarvan the third. While he was on his way to the palace, he met Garen, Lux’s brother. To his surprise, Garen told him that the king had been killed. However, Sylas did not kill the king, but most of the mageseekers and soldiers blamed him.
During that time, Garen started fighting Sylas. And at that moment, a rogue mageseeker helped Sylas escape the fight. That rogue mageseeker is Killan, Sylas’ teacher. After a conversation, Killan helps Sylas and other mages escape the city.
In this story, we will see Sylas grow, meet other mages, and try to cooperate. For now, that’s all we know about the story.
Confirmed Champion Appearances
Here is a list of all the champions who are confirmed going to make an appearance in The Mageseekers: A League of Legends Story.
- Jarvan IV
Just like any 2d action game, Sylas can move in all directions. Moreover, he also has a dash that does not have a cooldown, so it’s easily spam-able.
Like in League of Legends, Sylas can copy other people’s magical abilities. However, unlike in League, his cooldown in The Mageseekers is significantly low. He can only store one ability, but later down the line, he gets more buffs to enhance his abilities.
Sylas can also use his chain hooks to get closer to his enemies. Moreover, he can also use his chain to grapple with certain obstacles.
As for healing, the primary way to heal in The Mageseekers is by using health potions. However, when Sylas steals enemy abilities, he also gains a small amount of health regeneration.
Elemental Strengths and Weakness
In this game, each magical ability has its attribute, like ice, fire, wind, etc. And similar to games like Pokemon, each attribute also has specific weaknesses. Like ice and fire being more vital against each other, but at the same time, when using ice magic against an ice mage, that ice mage would take reduced damage.
The Mageseekers: A League of Legends Story will have three difficulty settings.
- Rebel: Players who just want to experience the story.
- Chain Breaker: For Players who want to balance the story and combat.
- King Slayer: For those who seek challenge in The Mageseeker.
After picking a difficulty, similar to newer Persona re-releases, players will be able to adjust their difficulty in-depth. They can change the enemies’ health and damage multiplier. Moreover, the player can also change Sylas’ health and damage multiplier.
Players who pre-purchase the game will be able to get Lost Silverwing. It can be found near Sylas’ cave.
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story Release Date
The Mageseeker will be released on April 18, 2023. Moreover, it will launch on Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, and Nintendo Switch.