Ruined King: A League of Legends Story surprise drops today


The League of Legends RPG goes live as Riot Forge shows off several of the projects it has in the works

Today, Riot’s partner publishing platform Forge showcased some of its upcoming lineup of games. And alongside one previously announced title, Riot Forge surprise-dropped Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, while giving a glimpse ahead at what’s to come for Runeterra.

Ruined King takes place in the world of League of Legends, starring a party made up of popular League champions. Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Pyke, Ahri, Yasuo, and Braum join forces to stop Viego—the Ruined King—in a single-player RPG adventure. Developer Airship Syndicate previously worked on games like Darksiders Genesis and Battle Chasers: Nightwar, and Ruined King certainly seems to take after the latter.

It’s available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. PS4 and Xbox One versions are forward-compatible with next-gen systems. Owners of those versions get a free upgrade to the next-gen version, within console family, when those launch at a later date. Ruined King will retail for $29.99, with a digital Deluxe Edition offering some extra goodies for $39.99.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story battle screenshot

Those who want a little extra can go for the Collector’s Edition, which has an art book, vinyl soundtrack, cloth map of Bilgewater, mug, notebook and pen, and an exclusive sketch from artist Joe Madureira for $129.99. Anyone who picks up Ruined King: A League of Legends Story within 30 days of launch will get an in-game weapon for Yasuo too.

Alongside the release of Ruined King and the rhythm runner Hextech Mayhem, which is also out today, Riot Forge showed off a few of its future projects. The first is the previously announced CONV/RGENCE, a 2D action-platformer from Double Stallion starring Ekko that will launch next year.

Riot also announced Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story, from RiME developer Tequila Works. It’s seemingly cute, heartwarming adventure coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles, Switch, and PC sometime in 2022. Lastly, the Riot Forge teased a forthcoming game, ambiguously placed in the Demacia region, home to Garen and Lux.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is available now for consoles and PC, while Hextech Mayhem is out for Switch and PC, with Netflix coming sometime later.