Last year, Riot Games announced Riot Forge, a new initiative to expand the League of Legends IP with a mix of new games, some of which will be single-player titles developed by third-party studios. The first single-player League of Legends game is now almost ready for prime time, with a release date set for early 2021.
Today, Riot Forge announced that Ruined King: A League of Legends story will be coming to PC and consoles early next year. The list of consoles includes the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, followed by a free next-gen upgrade to Xbox Series X/S and PS5 later in the year.
Ruined King is developed by Airship Syndicate, who previously worked on Darksiders Genesis. Players can expect a turn-based RPG set in the League of Legends universe.
The story takes place in two regions of Runeterra. The first is Bilgewater, a port town home to dock gangs, smugglers and sea creature hunters. The story will eventually send players to the Shadow Isles, a cursed land with a deadly black mist that corrupts those it comes in contact with. As you would expect, several League of Legends champions will be joining you on this journey, including Miss Fortunte, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.
KitGuru Says: League of Legends has always had interesting lore but seeing single-player games really flesh it all out should be very interesting. Will any of you be checking this out in 2021?