In a surprise launch today, Riot Games released one of its more secretive projects, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. In hindsight, it’s not a surprise that Riot was ready to launch the game during the Arcane premiere. All eyes are on the company right now, and fans of the company’s projects will undoubtedly turn their heads towards the newest game. Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, explores the Bilgewater region, featuring some of the location’s most iconic characters.
Ruined King is a single-player turn-based RPG, a departure from Riot Games’ focus on free-to-play multiplayer games. Riot employed developer Airship Syndicate for this project, who previously developed Darksiders Genesis. The game also borrows the art style talent of Joe Madureira, who also worked on Darksiders Genesis and Battle Chasers. The game will follow a party of League of Legends champions from Bilgewater, exploring the Shadow Isles.
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The champions who are available to play are Miss Fortune, Braum, Pyke, Illaoi, Ahri, and Yasuo. All six characters will be playable, and you’ll have the freedom to control the party and experience the “Lane Initiative System.” Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, looks like the first outing in a long line of other planned games set to explore the League of Legends universe. Another game, Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, is also available to purchase today. That game is a “fast-paced rhythm runner,” which is available to purchase on Steam. The game will also be available on the new Netflix mobile app.
Other planned games in the pipeline are Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story, and CON/VERGENCE: A League of Legends Story. Ruined King is available to purchase on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store today. You can watch the game’s launch trailer below.