The launch of mobile in the SEA region means a global release might be just around the corner.
After a few months of beta, Riot Games’ brand-new free-to-play collectible card game (CCG), Legends of Runeterra, has released on mobile devices, first solely in Singapore.
Starting today, 11 March 2020, players in Singapore will be able to download the full game via iOS and Android, and will also be able to access the PC open Beta that is currently live for other regions. This means that players in Singapore region can be the first in the world to revel in the cross-platform feature of the game.
“With our new games on the horizon, we made the decision in early 2019 to try to directly deliver our new games to players in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau wherever possible—leveraging local partners as needed,” Riot said. “While most regions have been operating League of Legends with sizable Riot teams for many years, we began working to support our new games in SEA with a small team and no existing infrastructure.”
To download Legends of Runeterra, on either the App Store or Google Play Store, players have to set the app’s region to “Singapore”, while also being physically in Singapore to be able to download the game. Additionally, a Riot account must be created if one hasn’t done so already. After that, the game can be played on the go, or on PC with the same Riot account.
Whilst many players are anxiously awaiting the official global launch so they can play via mobile and craft from new regions being added to LoR with a global launch. Riot hasn’t officially released a date yet, but with Singapore gaining access to an open beta mobile version in March, the global release possibly isn’t too far off.
No news on the full release of the PC version of Legends of Runeterra or its mobile version in other regions has yet been announced.