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Ruined King is Riot’s Single-Player Game Set in the LoL Universe

We didn’t think we’ll see a lot of updates from Riot regarding their new games this soon. After all, it hasn’t been long since Project A, Project F, and Project L were announced. Now, we’re also getting to see games that are not included in their initial announcements. Today, we talk about Ruined King: A League of Legends Story.

A New Publishing Arm for League of Legends Stories

Ruined King was revealed during The Game Awards 2019. Riot also revealed that they will not be publishing the game directly. Instead, a new arm called Riot Forge will be publishing Ruined King, along with another game on the works, called Conv/rgence. Both games are dubbed as a League of Legends Story and are both story-driven games that focus more on dialogues than on action.

Riot Forge was created so that Riot Games could focus on the continuous improvement of their main game, League of Legends. Riot Games is inexperienced when it comes to short, completable games, so they are tapping on developers who have the credentials in making these games.

More Story, Less Action

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Reveal Trailer

Riot has always taken good care of League of Legends’ lore. Carefully written and masterfully applied in-game, League of Legends has a rich backstory that subtly bleed into the game. However, it never got into the way of the action. League of Legends, after all, is a MOBA, a genre whose parentage includes action RPGs and real-time strategy games.

Ruined King and Conv/rgence along it is story-focused and will feature a lot of dialogue. Ruined King is a narrative-driven, turn-based role-playing game developed by Airship: Syndicate. The game is set on Bilgewater, which is part of the Shadow Isles, sometime after the death of Gangplank.

Both games have no concrete release dates yet, but we do know that it will come to both PC and consoles. Which consoles it will release to isn’t clear yet, specially since both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are coming out in December 2020.

What is Conv/rgence?

Conv/rgence: A League of Legends Story Reveal Trailer. Video courtesy of The Game Awards

Along with Ruined King, Riot also revealed another project called Conv/rgence. It is being developed by Double Stallion Games, and it has you playing as the Champion Ekko. The time-shifting champion stars in what seems to be a game that’s akin to Square Enix’s Life is Strange. It looks like you’ll be rewinding time a lot in this game, although specific details about it are still under wraps. Check out its trailer below.