Today has been one of the greatest days for the League of Legends community, as Riot’s publishing label Riot Forge revealed through a special showcase some of the projects they have been working on, with the reveal of a new AAA title “Song of Nunu”, and updates for some of their other releases.
The biggest surprise came with the gameplay reveal of Ruined King, a turn-based title based around the lore of Viego and the Shadow Isles, which together with the new rhythm game Hextech Mayhem, is now available around the world.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story details
As we revealed back in December, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story was the first of many titles announced set in the world of Riot’s MOBA, being co-developed by Airship Syndicate, a studio known for the creation of the Darksiders series.
As such, the game's story focuses on six iconic League of Legends champions united on a journey into the ever-creeping Black Mist, with Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Pyke, Ahri, and Yasuo taking part in a big journey looking to defeat the powerful Viego, and stop his desires of reuniting Isolde’s soul.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is available in three different editions on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store.
Standard Edition ($29.99): Includes a copy of the game.
Deluxe Edition ($39.99): Includes a copy of the game, Ruined King skins for Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Pyke, Ahri, and Yasuo, the Ruination starter pack, and the Poro Lost & Found weapon pack.
Collector’s Edition ($129.99): This is an exclusive for the Riot Games’ store. Includes a Deluxe Edition copy of the game, an art book, a 12-inch vinyl OST, a cloth map of Bilgewater, a Golden Kraken coin, a themed leather notebook and pencil, an insulated Bilgewater Mug, and a unique sketch by legendary comic book artist, Joe Madureira.
In addition, players who buy the game from now until 16th December will receive the launch exclusive Manamune Sword for Yasuo.
Also, the PS4 version of Ruined King includes a free upgrade to the digital PS5 version, which will be available at a later date. The Xbox version of Ruined King uses Smart Delivery, allowing access to both the Xbox One title and the Xbox Series X|S title, which will also be available at a later date.
Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story details
On the other side, those players who love a more casual and musical experience can now enjoy Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story as well.
This rhythm title was developed by Choice Provisions, creators of the BIT.TRIP series, and features both Ziggs and Heimerdinger in an explosive and fun adventure around Piltover, where you will have to control the Hexplosives Expert and use his bombs to destroy enemies and avoid obstacles, while you follow the beat of the music.
You can also use the Freestyle Mayhem System to create spontaneous blasts and grab bonus points… all while dodging the fun police and showing them what they’re really missing.
Hextech Mayhem is available for $9.99 exclusively on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store, and also is coming soon through Netflix’s new game streaming service.
“We empower our partner studios and enable them to find their own voice within the League of Legends universe. We guide them through the wealth of knowledge built over the last 10 years and help them stay true to League lore or advance it, by finding their own space to tell their story and re-imagine League in their own style,” said Riot Forge around the release of these new titles.
Riot’s catalogue is expected to continue expanding in the next few months, as they will reportedly reveal new details about their fighting game known as Project L very soon, while they have already teased two more titles based on Zaun (CONV/RGENCE) and Demacia.
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Featured image courtesy of Riot Forge.