Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Gives LoL A Turn-Based RPG Twist In Early 2021

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The League of Legends IP is heading to consoles early next year in the form of Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, and thankfully ‘consoles’ includes everyone’s favourite hybrid system, too.

Yep, the game — developed by Airship Syndicate and the first to be published by Riot Forge — is coming to Nintendo Switch and is described as a “single-player and immersive turn-based RPG [which] invites new players to the LoL universe as well as players entrenched in the lore to enjoy exploring its mysteries”.

For League fans, seeing the IP from one of the world’s leading MOBAs on console may well get the blood pumping. If you’re not a League of Legends fan, however, the involvement of Airship Syndicate (the studio led by comic book artist Joe Madureira) should pique your interest — they’re the team behind Battle Chasers: Nightwar and, more recently, Darksiders Genesis.

Eager to know a little but about the story? Here’s a description from the official PR followed by some fetching character portraits:

The story is set in two regions of Runeterra, Bilgewater, a port town that is home to sea monster hunters, dock gangs, and smugglers from across the known world; and the Shadow Isles, a land cursed with the deadly Black Mist which shrouds the island and corrupts those it comes in contact with. In order to defeat a common and mysterious enemy, players will form an unlikely party of beloved League of Legends champions – Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.

Riot Forge says they’ll have more to share about the game in December. Until then, let us know below what you think of this console adventure to Runeterra.