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BioWare dev reveals incredible social hub feature for Anthem

Published: 24/Jan/2019 17:52 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 17:53

by David Purcell

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BioWare has added an incredible social hub feature to Anthem and many fans are getting excited about it already.

The feature, which was revealed by the project’s lead producer Michael Gamble, shows that players will have two options to choose from once they’ve completed missions.

Instead of just pursuing their next adventure, he revealed that you’ll be able to stop off at two different locations.

Anthem is set to be released on February 22, with demo versions coming up soon.

“After a mission, you can head back to the Tarsis and catch up with some of the amazing characters we’ve created for you, or head back to the brand new Launch Bay” he tweeted.

Launch Bay is a location that will allow you to communicate with up to 16 other online players in a social hub setting, perhaps to stop off to grab another contract with friends before starting the next chapter of the game’s story.  

The video below gives us an idea of not just how the place looks, but also see the ways in which characters will move in this environment.

He ended his tweet with: “Yeah, we listened to you.” Judging by the reaction to this addition, people seem very pleased with Gamble and his team right now.

Anthem has already been showcased in a number of gameplay livestreams, but BioWare has been particularly careful in terms of not giving too much of the story away.

The chief producer also revealed that this same careful approach has been taken with the creation of the game’s demo, of which there will be two versions.

The VIP demo, which is available to everybody that has pre-ordered the game or has EA Access between January 25-27, or the basic demo which will be live between February 1-3.

We’ve also put together a list of everything we know about Anthem so far, including trailers release dates and rumors. Follow @Dexerto on Twitter to keep up with all of the latest news.

League of Legends

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story: Release date, trailer, platforms

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:33

by Luke Edwards

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Riot Games has announced Ruined King: A League of Legends Story; a turn-based RPG set in the world of Runeterra. The game features some of the most beloved League of Legends champions, and will be available across multiple platforms.

The announcement came after game two of the LoL Worlds finals, after Suning equalized the series against DAMWON Gaming.

Riot has made a concerted effort to branch out into new genres, with releases of Valorant and Legends of Runeterra expanding the company’s brand and portfolio beyond the reaches of traditional LoL players.

Riot has also made clear its desire to move away from strictly PC and into console and mobile gaming. League of Legends: Wild Rift, a non-PC port of the original title, recently released its open beta.

Fans have been calling for a LoL RPG for many years, so the announcement comes with a huge amount of hype. There’s still plenty of details that need ironing out, like the mysterious identity of the Ruined King, for example.

You can check out the trailer for Ruined King: a League of Legends story below.

When is Ruined King coming out?

The release date for Ruined King is early 2021, with no exact date provided by Riot Games yet.

Is Ruined King on console?

Ruined King will be distributed through the Steam and Epic Games stores on PC, with copies also available on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, and has been co-developed by Darksiders Genesis creators Airship Syndicate.

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Yasuo is set to feature as a playable character.

What we know so far about Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

Riot Forge excitedly teased a fair few details after the second game of the series.

The game will be set in Runeterra, with the story based around Bilgewater’s Miss Fortune, Illaoi, and Pyke. Ionian champions Yasuo and Ahri are also playable, as Braum ventures down from the Freljord tundras to provide support and stability to this new squad.

The game is set in Bilgewater, a port town that is home to sea monster hunters, dock gangs, and smugglers from across the known world; and the Shadow Isles, a land cursed with the deadly Black Mist.

Ruined King will launch on all platforms in early 2021.