Riot Forge, the arm responsible for publishing spinoffs set in the League of Legends (LoL) universe, has shared more details about The Ruined King, a turn-based RPG set in Runeterra. The single-player LoL adventure is targeting an early 2021 release on both console and PC.Ruined King was first announced at the 2019 Game Aawards and is billed as Riot’s first single-player game. Developed by Airship Syndicate (Darksiders Genesis), Ruined Kingdom is a turn-based RPG where players will control a party of popular League of Legends heroes including Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.
Check out the new cinematic trailer below which shows how the gang comes together to embark on this new adventure.
Together, the part will travel from the port town of Bilgewater into the Shadow Isles, a land cursed by the Black Mist. Presumably that is where the Ruined King hangs out to be all spooky and stuff.
“Ruined King is a great way to expand the world of Runeterra for brand new players as well as our dedicated League of Legends fans,” said Riot Forge boss Leanne Loombe. “Ruined King will be the first single-player game to bring the LoL universe to both consoles and PC.”
Ruined King: League of Legends RPG screenshots
Ruined King is set to be released on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via The Epic Games Store. A free upgrade for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be released afterward for PS4 and Xbox One owners.
Riot Forge is a new development initiative where Riot works with third-party developers to create new games set in the League of Legends universe. Beyond Riot Forge, the company is expanding its portfolio of games including the Legends of Runeterra card game, the competitive FPS Valorant, and a fighting game.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.Source