Watch out Blizzard, Riot Games is vying for your "best videogame cinematics" title.
Riot Game's League of Legends is a pretty big deal, having officially muscled past World of Warcraft as the most-played PC game. When Riot isn't busy working on new content, sponsoring tournaments, or trying to reform trolls, they take the time to put together cinematics. The latest, titled "A Twist of Fate", is named after the Gambit-inspired Twisted Fate champion from the game, and is pretty freaking awesome. So awesome that Riot may just snatch away Blizzard's "best videogame cinematics" title.
"At Riot, we love cinematics and we know many of you do too," said Riot on its official League of Legends website. "For the last year or so we've been hard at work bringing a new cinematic to life. We know it's been awhile since we unveiled anything like this!" Indeed it has, for the last time we saw a cinematic of this caliber was back when Season 1 started several years ago.
The new cinematic features the titular Twisted Fate squaring off against the scarecrow Fiddlesticks, as well as skirmishes between the rune mage Ryze and the shadowy Nocture, Demacia's Garren and Noxus' Katarina, and Demonblade Tryndamere and "Riot's favorite champion" Annie. Barron Nashor even shows up to join in on the fun.
Its full of high-octane awesome fight scenes and general kick-assery. "Realizing the champions in such high fidelity challenges us in different ways, and when it all comes together the result is really powerful," said Riot. If it tickles your fancy, you can also check out the behind the scenes video, which shows how some of the game's most iconic champions were brought to life as CGI.
Little things like this are what makes Riot such a great company. League Of Legends is a free-to-play PC MOBA that was also recently made available on Mac.