Riot Games Announces Legends of Runeterra: Empires of the Ascended Expansion; Coming in March

Riot Games has provided a sneak peek for the upcoming, largest content expansion for the free-to-play digital collectible card game, Legends of Runeterra.

The Empires of the Ascended expansion will bring 110 new cards to the game proper, including nine champions and a new region called Shurima. Shurima is an ancient and mystical brutal desert-like land that was once home to the most powerful empire on Runeterra. Said powerful empire, however, collapsed long ago. Players will get to experience this expansion on March 3, 2021. Additionally, Riot Games will be gradually sharing info about the new upcoming cards via their social media channels daily.

Mark Sassenrath, the Design Lead for Legends of Runeterra’s Empires of the Ascended expansion had this to say regarding the upcoming expansion for Legends of Runeterra:

“We’re super excited for everyone to finally experience the glorious new region, Shurima. For this set, we’ve really tried to go “next level” in cinematic moments, novel mechanics, and big plays. We can’t wait to see what you do with it when it goes live!

You can view the cinematic trailer announcing the Empires of the Ascended expansion below. This cinematic trailer is nearly 4 minutes long and gives players a general idea of the tone they should expect from this upcoming expansion.

Legends of Runeterra is available to play on iOS, Android, and PC.


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