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Arcade is a series of alternate future/universe skins in League of Legends, featuring champions digitized into an arcade setting.


Lore

There are three factions within this setting: the Gamers who are jumping into the gaming worlds, the natives of the game worlds, and rogue bosses who cause havoc in the game worlds. There are also variations within those factions.

Miss Fortune ArcadeCircle Arcade Miss Fortune [S|L], Riven ArcadeCircle Arcade Riven [S|L], and Sona ArcadeCircle Arcade Sona [S|L] are the Holy Gaming Trinity, the goddesses of RGB destined to "save the game", while Ahri ArcadeCircle Arcade Ahri [S|L], Corki ArcadeCircle Arcade Corki [S|L], Ezreal ArcadeCircle Arcade Ezreal [S|L] are more rounded "players" who have only just arrived in the game-verse. Another examples are Veigar FinalBossCircle Final Boss Veigar [S|L] and Blitzcrank BattleBossCircle Battle Boss Blitzcrank [S|L], with Veigar being a being on his own level - messing with the game code at will, fully conscious of where he is and what he can do, while Blitzcrank charges around driven solely by a copy of Poro Roundup.[1]

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Arcade Character Select Screen

Arcade Heroes
  • Ahri ArcadeCircle Arcade Ahri [S|L]
    • Owner of the mysterious six-million-point high score in the infamously difficult beat-em-up Demacia Vice, Ahri is a force of nature on the retro battlefields of Arcade World. Dashing between bosses before ripping them apart with her 8-bit magic, she's already earned the nickname “Queen of the Arcade.”
  • Corki ArcadeCircle Arcade Corki [S|L]
    • The fearless protagonist of a 1980s top-down shooter, Corki resists Veigar's battle bosses the same way he resists being shot down by thousands of glowing bullets—move fast, and shoot everything before it shoots him.
  • Ezreal ArcadeCircle Arcade Ezreal [S|L]
    • A skilled gamer transported to Arcade World by Veigar, Ezreal holds the world record for speedrunning the original version of Hyper Crystal Dungeon in 45 seconds, using a custom-made mobile controller. Veigar has made a terrible mistake.
  • Hecarim ArcadeCircle Arcade Hecarim [S|L]
    • An unlikely favorite among retro purists, Hecarim has remained one of the most popular characters of the arcade era. Now he stands against the combined forces of gaming's greatest villains, proving there's no hero more noble than a rainbow-shooting chrome centaur from 1978.
  • Miss Fortune ArcadeCircle Arcade Miss Fortune [S|L]
    • Miss Fortune (Sarah to her friends) is better known in the real world for holding the top scores in every shoot-em-up game ever created. In Arcade World, she's famed for earning those scores through whatever means necessary, willing to bring in any target for the right amount of points.
  • Riven ArcadeCircle Arcade Riven [S|L]
    • Riven's part-time job at an arcade mostly involved playing dance simulators after her manager went home. Digitally transported to Arcade World by even scarier bosses, she's now using her moves (and some gear from her favorite RPG) to tear up Veigar's regime, one enemy at a time.
  • Sona ArcadeCircle Arcade Sona [S|L]
    • Being forcefully transported from the real world to fight an army of evil video game bosses is no sweat for Sona. She was the first person to beat Keyboard Solo 4's ultra solo mode on nightmare difficulty—a feat that, by the developers' own admission, should not have been possible.
Arcade Villains
  • Blitzcrank BattleBossCircle Battle Boss Blitzcrank [S|L]
    • A boss hailing from a popular science fiction shooter, Blitzcrank is well known in the gaming community for cheap mechanics, powerful attacks, and a massive health pool. Veigar fittingly made him the gatekeeper of his personal fortress, because Veigar hates fun.
  • Brand BattleBossCircle Battle Boss Brand [S|L]
    • The fire boss from a bestselling action game, Brand has no intention of returning to his original machine. He'd rather see all of Arcade World burn to the ground, to be rebuilt in the image of the villains who rule it.
  • Malzahar BattleBossCircle Battle Boss Malzahar [S|L]
    • A boss hailing from a long-forgotten game cabinet, Malzahar broke free from the last remaining copy of his game to invade nearby machines. Now he has made his way to Arcade World, shredding the code of his enemies with an army of intelligent viruses.
  • Ziggs BattleBossCircle Battle Boss Ziggs [S|L]
    • A boss originally from Super Yordle Bombers, Ziggs was transported to Arcade World for one purpose: blow up everything. Armed with his signature explosives (and the programming to use them!) he has wrought digital destruction the way only an angry mini-boss can.
  • Veigar FinalBossCircle Final Boss Veigar [S|L]
    • Once merely a mini-boss with a Napoleon complex, Veigar has ripped into the code of Arcade World to summon hundreds of other bosses to his side. Together they'll stop at nothing to reach his ultimate goal: take the world for himself, and give the heroes a final Game Over.


Trivia

  • Arcade Ahri
  • Battle Boss Blitzcrank
  • Battle Boss Brand
  • Arcade Corki
  • Arcade Ezreal
  • Arcade Hecarim
  • Arcade Miss Fortune
  • Battle Boss Malzahar
  • Arcade Riven
  • Arcade Sona
  • Final Boss Veigar
  • Battle Boss Ziggs

Media

Bit Rush - Login Screen

Bit Rush - Login Screen

Bit Rush
Related Music
Bit Rush: Arcade Ahri

  • Final Boss approaches promo
  • Arcade Splash Concept 1
  • Arcade Splash Concept 2
  • Arcade Splash Concept 3
  • Arcade Splash Concept 4
  • Arcade 2015 promo
  • Arcade Riven promo
  • Arcade Sona pixalated
  • Arcade Riven pixalated
  • Arcade Miss Fortune pixalated
  • Arcade Hecarim pixalated
  • Battle Boss Blitzcrank
  • Final Boss Veigar
  • Arcade Summoners Rift promotional art
  • Arcade Corki Concept (by Riot Artist Samuel Thompson)
  • Arcade Ezreal Concept (by Riot Artist Sunny 'Kindlejack' Koda)
  • Arcade Ahri pixalated
  • Arcade Corki pixalated
  • Arcade Ezreal pixalated
  • Arcade Select screen
  • Arcade 2017 promo
  • Summoner's Rift Arcade loading background

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