Two new games are coming to the League of Legends franchise.
The first of the two titles is Ruined King: A League of Legends story, it is being developed by Airship Syndicate.
Ruined King appears to be a story-driven title, it is a turn-based RPG. Fans of the franchise will get to play as their favourite champions, as they take them through the city of Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles - two known locations in the world’s lore.
“We’re excited to be working with Riot Forge for Ruined King: A League of Legends Story,” said Airship Syndicate CEO Joe Madureira.
“We’ve always thought the events of Burning Tides created a rich opportunity for so many great stories, we’re thrilled by the opportunity to move the lore forward and bring Bilgewater and Shadow Isles to life like never before.”
Second, Conv/rgence: A League of Legends Story is being developed by Double Stallion Games. In contrast to Ruined King, this title is a single-player action platformer. Rather than choosing a well-loved champion, players will play as popular champion - inventor Ekko, who can manipulate time.
“Ekko is such a unique champion with an energetic personality that’s a joy to work with,” said Double Stallion Games creative director Lee Thomas.
“We are immersing ourselves in the spectacular city of Zaun, which has such an interesting and rich culture with its juxtaposition to Piltover, and are looking forward to giving players a new way to experience the League of Legends Universe.”
Both games were announced last night at The Game Awards, you can check out other announcements from the night here.
Riot Games announced its new publishing label - Riot Forge - last week, it is dedicated to publishing games set in the world of League of Legends.
“We are thrilled to announce our first two partnerships with Airship Syndicate and Double Stallion Games, who really understand how to bring their unique style to the League of Legends Universe and tell deep stories that players can immerse themselves in,” said Riot Forge head Leanne Loombe.
“This is just the beginning, we have multiple games in development and are excited to get them out to players.”