Having gained a foothold in the game publishing business, Taiwan Mobile announced on Oct. 16 that the company had acquired the publishing rights to Riot Games' latest MOBA hit -- League of Legends: Wild Rift, while also revealing that the game will enter its Open Beta in Taiwan starting December.
The game not only features the 5v5 mode and gaming mechanics of League of Legends, but also inherits the vast lore of Runeterra.
Fan-favorite champions along with their popular skins can now compete in the brand-new map. The starting champion rosters include Ahri, Garen, Ezreal, and, nearly 40 other top, mid and bottom lane champions, with the help of virtual joysticks and intuitive control, Wild Rift will bring the full League of Legends experience to your mobile devices.
Daphne Lee, Taiwan Mobile's vice president of New Media Services, mentioned that the cooperation between Taiwan Mobile and Riot Games will bring endless joy and surprises to Taiwan’s gaming community and will create the best 5G experience for its users.
The PC version of League of Legends, created by Riot Games, was an instant hit upon release with players all over the globe, being one of if not the most played game for the last 11 years. Now League of Legends: Wild Rift not only inherits the essence of the PC version but also optimized and improved itself on the mobile platform, allowing players to team up at any time. This will ultimately attract more players to join, Lee said.
With the help of 5G’s large bandwidth and low latency, players can acquire better performance on League of Legends: Wild Rift, as the 5G will allow smoother and more accurate control, taking down the enemy nexus was never this easy, she said.
According to Lee, League of Legends: Wild Rift will enter Open Beta in December, and all players are welcome to come and try it out, using just their thumbs to activate abilities and ultimates!
Riot Games stated that League of Legends: Wild Rift is not merely porting League of Legends to the mobile platform, it is a game with brand-new models, animations, system, and other surprises while keeping the core gaming mechanics of League of Legend.
In order to allow players to have perfect control on their mobile phones, the game adopts an intuitive dual joystick design. As the match requires speed and accuracy, the virtual joystick can be activated by the fingers to have smooth and accurate control. At the same time, for league battles, the team also introduced a 5v5 map that is more suitable for mobile battles and allows players to easily invite friends to practice together through mobile phones. Summoners, welcome to Wild Rift!