Riot Games' fighting game revealed as 2XKO, aiming for 2025 release

Riot Games' fighting game revealed as 2XKO, aiming for 2025 release
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Joseph Kime

Published 

22nd Feb 2024 17:11

Riot Games has just officially revealed that its previously untitled fighting game, now given the name 2XKO, is now aiming to launch in 2025.

The game, which had been in development under the name Project L, is a 2D fighting game featuring characters from League of Legends. As the new name suggests, it's a tag-fighter, so you'll need double knockouts to win.

Riot Games' 2XKO is playtesting soon

Darius and Yasuo from 2XKO.
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"While the game’s name is now locked, the development work continues alongside the fighting game community with more opportunities for the FGC to playtest the game in progress, as well as provide valuable feedback to the dev team," says a representative of Riot Games.

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The title will be available for players to try for the first time at Evo Japan in April of this year, so it won't be long before we get our hands on it at least to try.

2XKO will also be free-to-play, with Riot adding content over time. That tracks with the likes of League of Legends, VALORANT, and Legends of Runeterra, and hopefully it'll mean more players can jump in.

This is also the first confirmation we've got of a console release, with Riot confirming 2XKO is aiming for a 2025 launch on PS5, Xbox Series S | X, and PC. The game's social channels, including Twitter/X, are now live.

A previous blog post for the game back in 2021 said Riot's goal is "to build a super high-quality fighting game that the FGC (Fighting Game Community) can invest deeply in, playing for years or even decades.

"That takes time to get right, and we’re not going to rush it."

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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