During the recent Game Awards, Riot’s new publisher Riot Forge announced their first new project: Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. The trailer, which you can see below, shows so little yet teases so much.
Ruined King is a new single-player League of Legends game for PC and console in development with Airship Syndicate, best known for Darksiders Genesis. Airship Syndicate CEO Joe Madureira says Ruined King is a “new take” on turn-based combat.
We don’t yet know much about the game, other than that it’s a “narrative-driven” turn-based role-playing game and that it will be set after the events of Burning Tides. The trailer also gives us a clue about where the game will take place. The less than 60-second clip depicts the spirits from Thresh’s lantern bursting-forth from the Shadow Isles and racing towards Bilgewater.
Also, if we can guess where the game will take place, we can probably guess who will be there. So, look out for the likes of Gangplank, Thresh, Miss Fortune and many others. If there’s one thing Riot will never have a shortage of, it’s a cast of “support”-ing characters.
More from the Forge
Riot had previously announced a fighting game, a card game, and even a new IP first-person shooter. Riot Forge, their new publishing brand, is working on expanding this list with other titles set in the League of Legends universe. Alongside Ruined King, Riot Forge made a second announcement at the Game Awards.
Convergence is a single-player action-platformer, developed by Double Stallion Games. Convergence features the time-travelling Ekko exploring the world of Zaun.
An action platformer with time-manipulation mechanics? What a “new take” on the platformer…
We don’t know when Ruined King will be released, other than it will come out some time in 2020, but there is a website you can check out to stay updated.