Orbit and Riot Games, the leading video game developer and publisher of League of Legends, have entered into a major licensing agreement to publish the first novel set in the League of Legends universe. This stems from a recent press release.
The novel Destruction by Anthony Reynolds, one of the main authors of Riot Games, tells the story of General Kalista, who leads the army of King Viego and seeks a legendary kingdom that may have access to an ancient magic that is the only cure for the disease. poison queen. Isolde.
Launch in September
Destruction will be published in English as a hardcover novel, e-book, and audio drama by the Orbit teams in the US and UK in September 2022 and will be distributed internationally. The novel will be translated for major international markets, but release dates for these versions will be announced at a later date.
Ashley Maidy, head of consumer products at Riot Games:
“Stories play a crucial role in getting to know our world and our champions better. This is a foundational story for Runeterra and will shed new light on the events that shaped some of its key characters. We are thrilled that Orbit is bringing this story to life for our fans.”
Tim Holman, Vice President and Senior Publisher at Orbit US says:
“We are very excited to collaborate with Riot to publish the first novel set in the League of Legends universe. Our goal is to publish stories that not only delight the millions of League of Legends fans, but all fans of epic fantasy adventures as well. Working with the Rioters has been a great experience and I am confident that together we will develop an outstanding editorial program.”
Anna Jackson, editor of Orbit UK, says:
“League of Legends has taken the world by storm and we are thrilled to be working with the innovative team behind this global success. The universe this team has created is incredibly detailed and we can’t wait to help bring it to life in new ways.”
Bradley Englert, acquisitions editor at Orbit US, says:
“I have played League of Legends for over ten years and am beyond excited to partner with Riot to publish the first novel in the League universe. The characters are unforgettable and the level of detail in the world is second to none. As a publisher of epic fantasy novels, it’s a real pleasure to work with a team like Riot, who have a tremendous passion for creating memorable stories.”
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