League of Legends

Ruined King, Hextech Mayhem Surprise Released By Riot Forge

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story was first revealed in 2019.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story was first revealed in 2019. / Photo courtesy of Riot Forge

Riot Forge, the publishing arm dedicated to third-party games set in the League of Legends universe, has surprise released both Ruined King: A League of Legends Story and Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story.

Ruined King was first revealed in 2019, at the 10th anniversary celebration of League of Legends. Originally scheduled for a 2020 release before a delay pushed it to an unspecified date in 2021, the turn-based single-player RPG is developed by Airship Syndicate (Darksiders: Genesis) and follows six League of Legends champions as they explore Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles in search of the source of mysterious Black Mist.

The game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for $29.99. PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will be available soon, per Riot, and those who buy last-gen versions now will be able to upgrade to current-gen for free.

Hextech Mayhem is a combination rhythm and runner game developer by Choice Provisions (Bit.Trip) that Riot Forge revealed last week. Players control demolitions expert Zigsg as he runs through Piltover blowing stuff up and eluding spoilsport Heimerdinger. It's available on Switch and PC for $9.99.

Riot Forge revealed two other games, and teased a third, alongside these releases. Song of Nunu, developed by Tequila Works (Rime), is a single-player third-person adventure game following Nunu on his journey to befriend Willump, the yeti he rides in League of Legends. It's set for release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022.

CONV/RGENCE is a single-player 2D action platformer following Ekko as he tries to foil an evil plot against Zaun by traveling backward in time. It's being developed by Double Stallion (Speed Brawl), and release is planned for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Finally, Forge teased a game set in Demacia but provided little else in the way of details.