Earlier today, Riot did a surprise-release of their much anticipated new title: Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. This was announced alongside the release of Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, and other news during the Riot Forge Showcase livestream.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is Out?
Yep, that's right. Riot went ahead and sneakily released Ruined King earlier today.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is available now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Playstation, Steam, GOG, and Epic Games.
It's time to save Bilgewater, Captain. Ruined King: A League of Legends Story from @AirshipSyn is available now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Playstation, Steam, GOG, and Epic Games.— Riot Forge (@RiotForge) November 16, 2021
Set sail and #RiseAgainstRuin https://t.co/VjX3z5VpHv pic.twitter.com/zkODcGd2vP
This news might come as a shock for fans, given just how quiet Riot Forge has been in 2021 regarding the status of this massively anticipated title. Were you expecting Riot to drop this announcement today?
Why did Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Release Today?
Ruined King was initially slated for an early 2021 release date, but was pushed back due to a set of 'numerous challenges' said Riot back in December of 2020. From there, fans didn't receive much info on the progress of this upcoming title.
Many were hoping that the game would be finished in time for the Ruination Event in the Summer of 2021, but this didn't work out. Luckily, Riot have found the perfect opportunity to launch this exciting new title.
The Riot Forge Showcase with Nintendo Switch went live earlier today and gave Riot Forge the chance to lift the veil on some cool new projects. They officially launched Hextech Mayhem, which was announced as part of the Arcane x Progress Days Event with several crossovers.
Which Games were Revealed in the 2021 Riot Forge Showcase?
As we mentioned earlier, Riot Forge were able to talk about some upcoming games for 2022. They revealed an all new single-player adventure game based around the adventures of Nunu and Willump, The Song of Nunu. This game is being developed by Tequila Works, who are known for Deadlight and Rime
Do you want to build a snowman, or do you want to have a snowball fight with a yeti? Because if the snowball fight is your thing, the team @TequilaWorks has you covered with Song of Nunu. pic.twitter.com/Z5LDzcYnev— Riot Forge (@RiotForge) November 16, 2021
Riot also shared some news on a 2D Puzzle/Platformer game called Convergence which is being developed by Double Stallion. This game is to be expected sometime in 2022, but we're not sure exactly when yet.
Finally, Riot Forge gave us a hint that they have one more upcoming game set in Demacia. We have no additional information on this title, but we're excited to see what Riot has in store for their fans.