League of Legends

League of Legends Spinoff Hextech Mayhem Coming to Netflix Games

Ziggs and Heimerdinger star in this League of Legends spinoff.
Ziggs and Heimerdinger star in this League of Legends spinoff. / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Riot Games is bringing a League of Legends spinoff game to Netflix Games, the newly rolled-out video game-focused offering from Netflix.

Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story is a combination rhythm and runner game developed by Bit.Trip developer Choice Provisions and published by Riot Forge, a Riot Games subsidiary dedicated to publishing small scale games set in the League of Legends universe. In Hextech Mayhem, players control League of Legends' Dean of Demolitions, Ziggs, as he wanders through Piltover, blowing things up as he goes. All the while, fellow Yordle Heimerdinger chases him in an attempt to stop the chaos.

Hextech Mayhem arrives first to Nintendo Switch and PC on Nov. 16. Netflix subscribers will gain access to it at a later date through the Netflix mobile app. There it will join the handful of Netflix IP-focused games already available to subscribers.

Players who pre-order the game on Switch or PC will receive the Ruined Ziggs in-game skin, which ties into another upcoming Riot Forge title: Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. That game is expected to arrive later this year.

Riot Games and Netflix also released an animated series based on League of Legends, Arcane, on the service earlier this week.