Ruined King was announced in December 2019 as the first-ever singleplayer League of Legends game, and also the first game to come out of the Riot Forge publishing label. Today Riot announced that Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, as it’s officially named, will go into full release on Steam and the Epic Games Store in early 2021.
The League of Legends spinoff is being developed by Airship Syndicate, whose previous releases including Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Darksiders Genesis, as part of Riot’s effort to push beyond the mega-hit MOBA League of Legends. Riot Forge releases will be set in Runeterra and feature League characters, but will be “completable” games developed by external partner studios.
“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,” Riot Forge head Leanne Loombe said. “Ruined King will be the first singleplayer 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.”