Ruined King: What We Know So Far

Ruined King features six of League of Legends' most popular champions.
Ruined King features six of League of Legends' most popular champions. / Photo by Airship Syndicate/Riot Games

Ruined King was first revealed in December of 2019, but publisher Riot Games has kept news minimal in the months since. It wasn't until the following October that new information came to light, giving the anxiously waiting League of Legends fans a little more to chew on as they wait for the release. Here's what we know about Ruined King so far.

Ruined King: What We Know So Far

Riot Games announced Ruined King Dec. 12, 2019 as one of two projects in progress at its then-new publishing arm Riot Forge. Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a story-driven, turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate, the developer behind Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Darksiders Genesis.

The game takes place after the events of Burning Tides, meaning Gangplank is dead after a fight with Miss Fortune in Bligewater. Players control a group of six champions as they take on the mysterious Ruined King: Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Yassuo, Pyke, Ahri and Braum.

The Ruined King himself has appeared in League of Legends lore in the past. In an attempt to heal his sick queen, he traveled to the Blessed Isles in search of a fountain of life. There a wizard somehow betrayed him, killing both him and his wife, and cursing the Blessed Isles. This transformed them into the Shadow Isles. How the new game will interact with this lore is unknown.

Ruined King is slated to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and the Epic Games store in early 2021. A next-gen version will arrive soon thereafter, and PS4 and Xbox One buyers will be able to upgrade to the corresponding next-gen version for free. Riot Games has yet to set an exact date for release.