Update (July 27, 2020): After offering fans a brief teaser earlier this month, Riot Games has introduced its new League of Legends champion, Yone. The swordsman is the brother of Yasuo, one of LoL‘s fan-favorite characters, and he makes his debut by way of a striking 10-minute-long anime-style video dubbed Kin of the Stained Blade. Alternating between CG and hand-drawn animation, the clip shows off plenty of clashing swords as it explores previously unexplored lore territory, delving into the backstory behind Yasuo and Yone.
Learn all about the new champion on League of Legends‘ Yone insights page.
Original Story (July 16, 2020): Riot Games has just debuted an animated trailer featuring a new playable character for its massively popular MOBA League of Legends that will seemingly be released as part of its Spirit Blossom 2020 event.
Title The Path, An Ionian Myth, the trailer follows a slain Ionian swordsman who finds himself in the afterlife, ultimately forced to confront his past. While the clip never reveals the hero’s name, those following various rumors and leaks around the franchise will know that this new champion is expected to by Yone, the half-brother to Yasuo. According to the lore, Yasuo and Yone were once close, but when the former gets framed for the death of his master, Yone, bound by honor, challenged him to a duel. Yasuo came out as the victor, slaying Yone.
There’s not much more information regarding the new champion at this point such as its abilities or play-style, but the trailer notes a date of July 22, so fans of the game should definitely mark their calendars and stay tuned.
Elsewhere in gaming, Sony is reportedly boosting its PlayStation 5 production by 50 percent.