Riot's customers love when the developer celebrates holidays by releasing themed content, and it's glad to oblige with virtual threads for their digital characters. But with Christmas in the rear-view mirror and Valentine's Day over a month away, Riot took things a step further and decided to go multicultural with The Lunar Revel. To celebrate this festivity, based on the Chinese New Year, Riot has released new outfits for four popular characters that you can fork over your hard-earned money for, if you're so inclined.

"As League of Legends continues to grow around the world, we’ll be taking more cultural cues in the festivities we celebrate," Riot posted on its website. "We’re also kicking off a world tour that will feature the many cultures that comprise the League of Legends community."

Since this year is the "Year of the Dragon," a number of champions have been given some new dragon-themed clothing to fight in. There's Dragonblade Talon, Guqin Sona, Jade Dragon Wukong, and Dragon Fist Lee Sin, all of which have some sort of dragon-inspired pattern or design. Surprisingly, the actual half-dragon champion that was released a few months back didn't get any new dragon outfits, though we'll assume it's because Riot couldn't think of any way to make a dragon look more dragon-y.

You can check out the skins in the gallery below, or simply boot up the game and see them for yourself.


  • bamb0o-stick - January 11, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    I cannot believe that people who think the Lunar Revel is a made up holiday... Even one of my friends thought this too, sigh. Chinese New Year is January 23rd, so this timely promotion is no coincidence.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - January 10, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    Shyvana is the half dragon character by the way. Just throwing it out there.
  • BillNyeTheMurderGuy - January 10, 2012 3:45 p.m.

    I made an account just to say come on gamesradar, it's for the Chinese New Year which just so happens to be year of the dragon how is that in any way made up...
  • GR HollanderCooper - January 10, 2012 4 p.m.

    Whoops! Updated.
  • FemJesse - January 10, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    Coming soon, groundhog day LoL skins... Mother's Day and Father's Day. Kid's Day... what other hallmark and international holidays can we squeeze out... Kwanzaa skins, Valentine's Day.. And still no Dreidel Garen skin.
  • ashurakore - January 10, 2012 3:23 p.m.

    Uh, The Lunar Revel might not be a real holiday but it is based on a real one: The Chinese New Year A.K.A.: The Lunar New Year.
  • spekko - January 10, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure these are for the Chinese new year.

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