Developer Choice Provisions and publisher Riot Forge have announced Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story for Nintendo Switch and PC, launching next week with a release date of November 16, 2021. Hextech Mayhem is a rhythmic runner game retailing for $9.99, and you will “Take on the role of yordle and Hexplosives expert Ziggs as you rampage through the neighborhoods of Piltover.” You will take action to the beat of the music while dodging danger, disarming enemies, lighting fuses, and blowing things up. The goal is to build the “greatest bomb the world has ever seen” while evading Heimerdinger. A Freestyle Mayhem System will create opportunities for spontaneity and bonus points, and it all sounds like a very arcadey League of Legends Switch experience.
Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story is far from the only League of Legends spinoff game in development, even if it is the first one to actually arrive on Nintendo Switch. For instance, Darksiders Genesis developer Airship Syndicate is creating turn-based RPG Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. Also, a console-friendly version of the core game, League of Legends: Wild Rift, is in development as well. Plus, a League of Legends Netflix series has just begun, Arcane.
Check out the Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story announcement / release date trailer and decide if you think this is the right way to ignite interest in the franchise on Nintendo Switch.