Ruined King, the League of Legends-set RPG announced a little while back, now has a broad release window of “early 2021” for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam and the Epic Games Store. There are free upgrades for those that own it on PS4 or Xbox One to the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions respectively, which are coming “soon thereafter”.
Developed by Airship Syndicate, the studio behind Battle Chasers and the pleasant surprise that was Darksiders: Genesis, Ruined King is being published under the Riot Forge moniker – a kind of in-house publishing arm from Riot Games, specifically targeting “completable” games in the LoL universe, developed by other, non-Riot studios.
It’s a turn-based RPG (separate to the other RPG-looking game Riot teased last year as ‘Project F’), and single-player only, meaning no co-op or anything of the like. There are six playable characters, all champions from League of Legends – Miss Fortune, Braum, Illaoi, Yasuo, Ahri and Pyke, for those familiar with the MOBA – who you’ll add to your group along the way and rotate in and out of a party of three. And it’s set in Bilgewater and The Shadow Isles, which are two regions – an argey-bargey piratey one and a spooky underworld one – in the LoL world of Runeterra. Here’s a fancy new trailer giving it a tease: