Riot Games Announces Plans for Upcoming Dragon Champion in League of Legends

Back in 2013 Riot Games released a concept art for a serpentine themed champion named Ao Shin. With the released concept art came little other...
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    During the Chinese qualifiers for the League of Legends World Championship in 2013 Riot Games released a concept art for a new champion named Ao Shin. The champion would be the first of 129 playable champions to take the serpentine form. Little information was released about this champion until now, when Riot Games broke the radio silence by informing us that the Ao Shin project has been thrown away and replaced with a new champion.

    The silence was broken by a developer from Riot Games on the game's community forum. The developer said that lack of information was a "mistake" on their part and that they mistakenly increased hype by not releasing more information on the champion after the concept art was released.

    Riot said that they ran into many problems during the development of Ao Shin including creating a kit of abilities for him to use in the game, as well as the character lore and finding a place for him to be relevant in the conceptual aspect of the game. Another big problem they ran into was actually creating the dragon shape in the game without running into game mechanical issues.

    It was just announced, however, that they will still be delivering a dragon themed champion, it just has a different name and lore. They announced that in the first half of 2016 that they will be releasing a new champion named Aurelion Sol to replace him.

    What are your thoughts on the new champion? Should they have just finished the Ao Shin project, or are you happy they tossed it because of all the probable bugs? Let us know in the comment section below!

    Sources: Polygon, Riot Games

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  1. 3xTiNcT
    People still play this game.. Cool to see some more content though.
  2. coolbunnymodz
    A dragon champion would be freakin sweet!
  3. Feyfolken
    I really wish they didn't jump the gun on Ao Shin so preemptively like they did. They knew full well that the concept behind Ao Shin would be tossed around and changed, even scrapped completely, so it baffles me that they would have revealed him so early on in his development. Look at how long people have waited since then, always badgering Riot about when he was coming out and this happened for years.

    On the other hand, it's nice that he's finally coming out sometime and those who have been waiting for this guy will finally be able to play him. I really hope Riot doesn't pull that kind of stunt again. They're already on thin ice with this forced meta and questionable item changes.
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  4. FineNerdsS7
    Kulkulkan is finally coming to league :biggrin:
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    1. Visio
      My fav champ from smite tbh
  5. televisedfool
    Awesome :biggrin:

    LoL is a pretty fun game. Not huge into the MOBAs but LoL is one I can actually stand to play.:thumbsup:
    1. Stonerzard
      I never got the point of P2W MOBAs myself, I prefer DOTA. I think they're almost equally as hard but I just couldn't stand the concept of buying heroes/champions. I'd probably play LoL if it wasn't for that factor, especially with the community size.