Riot Games has announced that upcoming title Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will launch in a few months’ time.
The single-player turn-based strategy game will arrive on consoles and PC in Early 2021.
Bringing the League of Legends IP to consoles for the first time, Ruined King will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam and the Epic Games Store.
It will also arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, with existing PS4 and Xbox One owners able to upgrade their version at no extra cost.
The title is part of Riot Forge, an initiative that involves publisher Riot Games working with third-party developers to create new games in the League of Legends universe.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is developed by Airship Syndicate, the creators of Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Darksiders Genesis, led by top comic book artist Joe Madureira.
It’s the first game published by Riot Forge, and of course shares a name with the in-game League of Legends item, Blade of the Ruined King.
The Ruined King story is set in two regions of Runeterra: Bilgewater, a port town that is home to sea monster hunters, dock gangs and smugglers from across the known world, and the Shadow Isles, a land cursed with the deadly Black Mist which shrouds the island and corrupts those it comes in contact with.
In order to defeat a common and mysterious enemy, players will form an unlikely party of well-known League of Legends champions: Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.
“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 head of Riot Forge at Riot Games, Leanne Loombe.
“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.”
“We couldn’t resist the chance to work with Riot Forge to expand the epic world of Runeterra,” added Joe Madureira, CEO of Airship Syndicate.
“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.”
Riot Forge will have more to share about Ruined King: A League of Legends Story in December. The game’s website is live at ruinedking.com.
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