Riot Forge’s Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Launches in 2021
Today, during the 2020 League of Legends World Championship, Riot Forge announced Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. Developed by Airship Syndicate, the game will be a single-player spin-off with a story focus. While it’s no surprise that it’s coming to PC, the game will also launch on console early next year. This is the first time the League of Legends brand will release on consoles, so it’s a pretty big deal. You can watch the announcement trailer below.
Leanne Loombe, Head of Riot Forge at Riot Games had this to day about the upcoming spin-off: “Ruined King is a great way to expand the world of Runeterra for brand new players as well as our dedicated League of Legends (LoL) fans. Ruined King will be the first single-player game to bring the LoL universe to both consoles and PC. We are excited to take this plunge into exploring stories and champions that players have enjoyed over the years, and can’t wait for our players to embark on this new adventure with us.”
The game will offer six playable characters, including Ahri, Braum, Illaoi, Miss Fortune, Pyke, and Yasuo. It will be a turn-based RPG set in two regions of Runeterra: Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles. To take down a common enemy, these characters will have to band together in an unlikely alliance.
Airship Syndicate CEO Joe Madureira was excited to work on a project in this world. “We couldn’t resist the chance to work with Riot Forge to expand the epic world of Runeterra,” says Madureira. “These are some of our own favorite champions, and we can’t wait for players to see how we brought the characters, creatures, and environments of Runeterra to life.”
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will be the first game from Riot Forge as a publisher. It’s on track to release early next year on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and Series X release will follow soon after. Those that purchase the game for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be eligible for a free next-gen upgrade. For more information on the game, you can check out the official website here. Are you excited to dive deeper into the League of Legends lore? Let us know in the comments below!