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Airship Syndicate Developing ‘Ruined King’ – A Turn-Based RPG Set In ‘League of Legends’ Universe

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story | Official Announcement Trailer

I like League of Legends (LoL) even though I’m not great at it and don’t have the time to dedicate to get there, so I’m delighted to get word that Airship Syndicate – a developer whose work I’ve loved in the past – is developing a single-player turn-based RPG set in that universe.

That game, slated to hit console and PC in early 2021 at this point, is called Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. It will debut on Steam/Epic Game Store, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, with the next-gen release planned for “soon thereafter” according to the press release, which you can read in its entirety below.

Players can expect to explore two regions: Bilgewater and Shadow Isles, while learning more backstory details about existing LoL champions Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.

Here’s the press release:


RISE AGAINST RUIN ON CONSOLE AND PC, EARLY 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story launches on Console and PC early 2021

Los Angeles, CA – October 31, 2020 – Today Riot Forge announced that Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will launch on consoles and PC in Early 2021. Bringing the League of Legends IP to consoles for the first time, Ruined King will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system,  Xbox One, Steam®, and The Epic Games Store and soon thereafter on PlayStation®5 system and Xbox Series X|S with existing PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One owners having the ability to upgrade their version for free. 

Ruined King is a great way to expand the world of Runeterra for brand new players as well as our dedicated League of Legends (LoL) fans,” said Head of Riot Forge at Riot Games, Leanne Loombe. “Ruined King will be the first single-player game to bring the LoL universe to both consoles and PC. We are excited to take this plunge into exploring stories and champions that players have enjoyed over the years, and can’t wait for our players to embark on this new adventure with us.”

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is developed by Airship Syndicate (the creators of Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Darksiders Genesis, led by the legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira) and is the first game published by Riot Forge. This single-player and immersive turn-based RPG invites new players to the LoL universe as well as players entrenched in the lore to enjoy exploring its mysteries.

The story is set in two regions of Runeterra, Bilgewater, a port town that is home to sea monster hunters, dock gangs, and smugglers from across the known world; and the Shadow Isles, a land cursed with the deadly Black Mist which shrouds the island and corrupts those it comes in contact with. In order to defeat a common and mysterious enemy, players will form an unlikely party of beloved League of Legends champions – Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.

“We couldn’t resist the chance to work with Riot Forge to expand the epic world of Runeterra,” said Joe Madureira, CEO of Airship Syndicate. “These are some of our own favorite champions, and we can’t wait for players to see how we brought the characters, creatures, and environments of Runeterra to life.”

Riot Forge will have more to share about Ruined King: A League of Legends Story in December. For the latest, visit https://ruinedking.com/

Related Links:
Website: www.ruinedking.com
Official Facebook: Riot Forge
Official Twitter: @RiotForge 
Official Instagram: @RiotForge
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RiotForge 


About Riot Forge
Riot Forge was established in 2019 and is a player and developer-focused publisher with the mission of bringing the League of Legends universe to new players and platforms by delivering bespoke “completable” games. Forge’s debut title, Ruined King, will be released in early 2021.

Forge is a publishing label within Riot Games that complements Riot’s research and development program. Forge is focused on working with experienced studios outside of Riot Games as these games will be created and developed by our partner studios and published by Riot Forge. Each game released will expand the League of Legends universe and allow players to experience League like never before.

About Riot Games 
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. 

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles, while exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, TV, and more.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide. 

About Airship Syndicate
Airship Syndicate is an independent game development studio based in sunny Austin, Texas. Since 2014 our goal has been simple: build a fun and focused team dedicated to crafting top-quality experiences for console and PC. Led by visionary comic artist Joe Madureira and a host of game industry veterans, we work with talent both in our studio and around the world.

Airship’s titles include the acclaimed Battle Chasers: Nightwar and the high-octane co-op brawler Darksiders Genesis. The upcoming RPG Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is set to expand on the epic world of Runeterra, bringing a new perspective to the champions people worldwide have come to love.

For more information, visit airshipsyndicate.com 

Warcave Reveals New Turn-Based Tactical RPG: ‘Black Legend’

Warcave is a Belgian game development studio, which no doubt helped shape the background lore of their new turn-based RPG, Black Legend, which features creatures from the folklore of Belgium, Greece, and Germany.

Exploring the city of Grant isn’t going to be easy, given that it’s shrouded with a ‘deadly fog that inflicts madness’ and all…but the promise of turn-based tactical combat is enough to prompt me to give it a shot when it hits PC and both current- and next-gen consoles in 2021.

I’m a sucker for character customization and the idea of creating my own character ability sets using cross-class abilities sounds pretty intriguing. I could turn out a supremely powerful character, or someone that’s a glass cannon who needs everything to go just perfectly to survive…who knows which it’ll be?

You can find out for yourself when Black Legend hits next year.

Here’s the press release:


Can you save a cursed city? Find out in Black Legend, a new Turn-Based Tactical RPG

Geel, Belgium, September 9, 2020  Warcave has revealed their brand new turn-based RPG, Black Legend,coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Switch next year. Master the art of alchemy and old-school strategy in this dark fantasy world directly inspired by folklore and stories from 17th-century Belgium and the Netherlands.

Watch the Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cri4qViLjxk

Lead a band of mercenaries into the cursed city of Grant, a metropolis shrouded in a deadly fog that inflicts madness upon anyone in its path. Use steel, alchemy, and close-quarter tactics to battle a deadly cult of fanatics and devout followers of the great alchemist Mephisto, who have taken control of the city. 

As you explore Grant, you’ll piece together stories from survivors, discover new equipment and classes for your team, and delve into many locations during your quest to discover how to stop the city’s curse from spreading.

Black Legend Features:

  • Strategy-Focused Gameplay: Approach each combat with a tactical focus, where unit placement, ability combos, and well-chosen attacks are key to survival. Black Legend focuses on old school strategy vibes, but without the 95% percent chance misses. 
  • Explosive Combos:  Mix up your ranged and melee combat by using alchemy for a wide array of explosive effects. Combine stacks of four different alchemic attacks to injure, poison, and debilitate your foes, but be warned, they will do the same to you.
  • Extensive Character Customization: Build your mercenary band with a wide array of classes, each with unique abilities. Improve each of your mercenaries with new weapons, armor, and trinkets, and create your own ability sets by equipping cross-class abilities. 
  • Choose Your Difficulty: For those who wish to see the story, the path can be gentle. For those who wish for difficulty, even the slightest mistake will be greatly punished.
  • Historic Enemies: Black Legend fills the city of Grant with creatures from Belgian, Dutch, and German folklore like nekkers, Halewijn, Witte Wieven and Old Red Eyes. 
  • An Engaging Story: Dive into the narrative through environmental storytelling, colorful NPCs, and rich set pieces.
  • An Entire City to Explore: Free-exploration lets you investigate the many alleys and streets in the city of Grant. Different districts host a wide variety of architecture and environments — you never know where you’ll discover a hidden path, a treasure trove of new items, hidden quest, or recruitable character.

About Warcave
Warcave is a Belgian game development studio founded in 2017 and located in Geel, Belgium. We are a dedicated team of developers, designers, artists, programmers, and most importantly gaming enthusiasts. We create epic groundbreaking titles for PC and next-gen platforms with great interest in strategy and RPG games. All of our games are developed in-house. We build and nurture long-lasting and inclusive communities around gaming experiences that engage, connect, and exhilarate our players.

Othercide Combat Shown Off In ‘Fighting Shadows’ Dev Diary

Othercide drips with style. From the graphics being black and white with blood-red highlighting, to the character and environment design, to the ‘read-and-react’ flow of combat – every bit of it is memorable.

The combat systems get a deep dive in the latest epsiode of the Othercide Webseries, entitled ‘Fighting Shadows’ with creative director and CEO Anders Larsson and art director Alexandre Chaudret offering their insight into the process.

Othercide is slated to release July 28th and pre-orders for the game are already live for Steam and Xbox One with a 15% discount. Pre-orders for the PS4 version should be going live soon, you can check shop.othercidegame.com to keep updated on the progress on that front.

The game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch as well, but there’s no date attached to that release yet.